Executive Team

Executive Team
Dr Paul Bannister

Dr Paul Bannister

Innovation and Sustainability Director

"Change is the only constant, so get with it."


Paul is one of the world's leading authorities in energy efficiency. Previously the Managing Director of leading specialist energy efficiency consultancy Exergy Australia, (acquired by Energy Action in 2014), Paul is Energy Action’s key thought leader in relation to energy efficiency, with responsibility for specialist consulting in energy efficiency developments such as NABERS, the National Construction Code, and overseas project.  

Paul has played a central role in the development of major energy efficiency innovations, such as the world-leading NABERS Energy and Water rating tools. He is a founding member of the ABGR (now NABERS) Independent Energy Efficiency Design Review Panel and an author to over 100 publications in the field of energy use. 

Paul holds a Bachelor of Science (1st Hons, Maths & Physics), a PhD (Engineering Physics) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH).  He is also currently the President of the Institute of Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) Australasia, and a board member of IBPSA International, AIRAH and the Energy Management Association of New Zealand. 

 

Major Achievements

  • Redevelopment of the National Construction Code Section J Energy Efficiency for 2019
  • Development of the Design for Performance initiative in the UK
  • Development of NABERS Energy (offices, hotels, shopping centres and data centres) and NABERS Water (offices, hotels and shopping centres)