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Dr. Matthew Parnell, Principal Sustainability Consultant, Greensynergy Consulting

Dr. Matthew Parnell,
Principal Sustainability Consultant

Professional Experience

Matthew Parnell is a sustainability practitioner with over thirty years professional experience of applying sustainability in the built environment, education, research, business and social enterprise. He is a published author, researcher and educator, including ten years experience as a University lecturer in sustainable development at the University of Tasmania School of Architecture and the Technology Education Course at Southern Cross University. He has worked on sustainability projects in urban, rural, regional and remote Australia. He also has experience at management level in commercial, academic and non-government sectors.

Current areas of activity include sustainability services in green building, energy assessment, education and cultural change through partnerships with designers, developers, business, industry and community organizations, and government agencies. He graduated with a PhD in Sustainable Development from Murdoch University in 2012. The research program investigated sustainability culture and its implications for sustainability practice. Themes explored through the research are now central to his professional sustainability practice.


  • PhD [Sustainable Development] (Institute for Sustainability + Technology Policy, Murdoch University)
  • Bachelor of Building (UNSW)
  • Green Building Council of Australia Accredited Green Building Professional
  • NABERS Accredited Assessor no. 20067
  • Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) Accredited Assessor no. CBDA0123
  • AIRAH Trained Energy Auditor + Carbon Detective
  • ABSA Accredited House Energy Rating (HERS) Assessor no. 20593
  • ABSA Certified Home Sustainability Assessor no. HO56773
  • Cert IV Assessment + Workplace Training
  • Accredited Cognitive Edge Practitioner (Complexity-based organisational change processes)
  • ABN 38 648 662 948


  • International Society of Sustainability Professionals
  • Green Building Council of Australia
  • Association for Sustainability in Business, Australia
  • Association of Building Sustainability Assessors
  • Cognitive Edge Network

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