Anne Kovachevich

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    Australasian Foresight + Innovation Leader at Arup

    Anne is an experienced sustainable buildings consultant who now leads the Arup Foresight and Innovation offering in Australasia. Anne’s innovative approach to design and sustainability is internationally recognized with invited and keynote presentations including the Singapore Government, the Green Building Council and NASA Langley. Anne has facilitated many workshops, most recently a strategy workshop for the South East Queensland water industry in which long term future scenario’s were developed.

    Anne specialises in the area of education with experience on many education projects including the net zero designed Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland and the Science and Technology Building at the Queensland University of Technology. She also recently authored the Arup publication Future of Schools focusing on pre-tertiary education and has been invited to speak on this subject at multiple forums.

    Anne believes that foresight and innovation skills are integral to achieving sustainable outcomes and is passionate about applying these techniques for long term positive outcomes. Anne’s work has included Smart cities strategic development working with the Brisbane City Council to develop their Smart, Connected framework. Anne is currently developing the Smart Cities readiness cards with the Smart Cities Council or Australia and New Zealand and also contributed to the Smart Cities Guide for Built Environment Consultants and has presented on this subject around Australia.

    Anne is still passionate about sustainability for buildings and has been on the Green Building Council technical advisory group for many years as well as being an Green Star assessor, a WELL building assessor and a NABERS assessor. Currently Anne is assisting in the development of a strategy for Arup’s alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals.