Efficient Living is a long established and highly respected consultancy located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. We attribute our success to providing exceptional customer service, in-depth knowledge and practical solutions. We are a young and vibrant team of professionals, passionate about improving the built environment.
As a result of our consistent and personalised approach, we have developed long-term relationships with many designers, developers and construction companies. Our clients chose Efficient Living for our highly specialised technical knowledge, friendly approach and professional systems.
The Management Team
Tracey has worked in the building industry, specialising in sustainability and thermal comfort, for over 20 years. She is the driving force behind our passion to deliver exceptional services at all times and create a team culture where staff thrive and clients feel nurtured and appreciated on projects big and small.
Daniel worked with us previously as Business Manager before moving to Green Building Council Australia, City of Sydney and Lake Macquarie Council. We are delighted he has returned to lead us through industry changes, ensuring we always stay ahead and broaden our expertise and services to meet all our clients’ needs.
Senior Consultant/Team Leader
As Efficient Living’s residential Consulting Team Leader, Haylea is responsible for managing project workflow to ensure we deliver exceptional results to meet our clients’ deadlines and objectives. Haylea’s skills and technical knowledge challenge the team to continually strive for better outcomes.
Accounts & Operations Manager
Having worked for many years in project and event management, Sian brings big business thinking, systems and processes to Efficient Living, ensuring our clients experience seamless project delivery. Many clients tell us Efficient Living’s systemised approach is a huge benefit in partnering with us.
As one of the most highly regarded thermal comfort consultancies, Efficient Living are the preferred partner of some of the most prestigious design and construction firms throughout Australia. Our clients know they can rely on us to find the best solutions to minimise the carbon footprint and improve the livability of each project.
Our Consulting Team
- Tracey Cools, Managing Director
- Daniel Hartin, General Manager
- Haylea Edwards, Senior Sustainable Building Consultant
- Frank Tian, Senior Sustainable Building Consultant
- Danielle Grumont, Sustainable Building Consultant
- Niall Madden, Sustainable Building Consultant
- Daniel O’Neill, Sustainable Building Consultant
- Manoela Place, Sustainable Building Consultant
- Adriane Mousquer, Sustainable Building Consultant
- Franklyn Muorah, Junior Sustainable Building Consultant
- Shannon Larkin, Sustainable Building Consultant
- Louise Hoade, Sustainable Building Consultant
- Amy Geisker, Sustainable Building Consultant
Our Administration Team
- Sian Townsend, Accounts & Operations Manager
- Olivia Shortall, Administration Coordinator
We’ve had very thorough and efficient service from Efficient Living with each commission. In particular, we appreciate their willingness to test different options and problem solve for complex and unusual design situations.
Alexandra Matyear, Whitcher Matyear Architects
Efficient Living have for the past few years provided excellent service at a reasonable cost and always on time. They make helpful suggestions to resolve any problems. I would recommend them to anyone needing advise in building thermal efficiency.
John Smit, Mirvac Group
Our design had large amounts of glass to maximise the available view and included appropriate shading devices and thermal mass internally. Using the standard BASIX DIY program we were unable to comply even using high performance windows. Using thermal modelling provided by Efficient Living the building easily passed the BASIX requirement and the information enabled us create a building that performed even better thermally using simple design solutions.
Peter James, Watershed Design
Efficient Living make us look good and help us deliver better outcomes. They make our buildings more efficient and our clients enjoy the benefits, then we take the credit. Thanks, Efficient Living
Adam Pressley, All Australian Architecture
Efficient Living has provided me with energy assessments and advice, Section J and BASIX certification and advices for the last 8-10 years. On every occasion, it has exceeded my expectations in regards to timeliness and efficiency and all at a reasonable cost. On the occasions where adjustments have been required, they went out of their way to accommodate the project design intent with highly gratifying results. I recommend them very highly.
Emile Jansen, Jansen Architecture
We have worked with Efficient Living for over ten years and have always found Tracey and her team to be responsive and professional. Our projects are far from standard and we have always been able to arrive at a workable solution in terms of BASIX compliance, that keeps everyone happy - including the environment.
Kristin Utz, Utz Sanby Architects
We count on Efficient Living for all our BASIX needs, including reviewing and improving BASIX reports when we purchase sites with approved DA’s. Efficient Living has been able to standardise requirements across our developments, saving on compliance costs and making implementation easier. We would highly recommend Efficient Living’s professional services to provide solutions for saving water, reducing energy and improving thermal comfort.
Mona Chao, Meriton Group