Edge Environment are extremely pleased to welcome Marlon Kobacker to the team. Marlon joins to lead the Sustainable Built Environments practice. He has over ten years of sustainability consulting experience from working with Michael Mobbs, Cundall and most recently Arup in Singapore.
Marlon’s goal is to facilitate a successful triple bottom line outcome on every project he gets involved in. From individual building projects to precinct master plans, organisational sustainability strategy to city-scale strategy, Marlon’s aim has always been to deliver the expectations of a client whilst encouraging them to ‘take that extra step’ by demonstrating the value of doing so.
Marlon started his career as both a sustainable design consultant with Michael Mobbs and a lecturer of solar architecture at the University of New South Wales, Marlon has always sought to combine future thinking with commercial reality. During his time at leading sustainable design consultancy Cundall, he worked as a LEED and Green Star accredited professional on projects across Australia, Asia and the Middle East. Notable projects include: 1 Bligh St (Sydney), Barangaroo Master Plan (Sydney), Sydney International Departures Terminal 1, Westfield Sydney, Green Square Master Plan (Sydney), Tiara United Towers (Dubai), University of Wollongong Sustainable Buildings Research Centre and the Hyderabad Exhibition and Convention Centre (India).
Looking beyond buildings, Marlon moved into strategic sustainability consulting with Arup Singapore, working with the Singapore government as a key client to set a new benchmark for sustainability performance in public housing as well as utilise future thinking and international best practice to generate a revised national sustainability strategy for 2030. Additionally, during this time he gained valuable private sector experience working with clients to establish sustainability targets and implementation frameworks for a wide variety of projects in the built environment across Southeast Asia.
Marlon has been nominated for a number of achievement awards, including ‘Future Leader of the Year’ at the 2011 Property Council of Australia Innovation & Excellence Awards and ‘New Achiever of the Year’ at the 2009 UK Building Services Awards. He is a regular speaker at universities and international conferences, having spoken at the following events: International Green Building Conference (Singapore, 2012), Inaugural International Green Building Conference (Belgrade, 2011), Green Building Council of Australia Summit (Sydney, 2011), Victorian Property Council’s Retail Outlook Seminar (Melbourne, 2011), 90th Anniversary AIRAH Conference (Sydney, 2010), Inaugural Israel Green Building Conference (Tel Aviv, 2010), 14th African Congress of Shopping Centres (Cape Town, 2010), South African Green Building Conference (Cape Town, 2009), Inaugural South African Green Building Conference (Cape Town, 2008).