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Associate Professor - Architectural Performance, Monash University

Peter is leading Architectural Performance curriculum at Monash University, Australia. He is also Director of the Global Buildings Performance Network (, an international network of experts dedicated to achieving the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from the buildings sector and is a Board member of the Buildings Performance Institute Europe ( He has more than 20 years experience in international advocacy, research and education in sustainable building design, construction, evaluation and policy. His previous roles include Deputy Director of the Centre for Urban Transitions, and Node leader for the CRC for Low Carbon Living at Swinburne University of Technology, Head of Discipline for Architecture & Design and Stream-Leader in the Architecture Program at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Peter holds a Bachelor Degree in Construction Management, a Masters Degree in Applied Science and a PhD in Architecture. Previously he has been the Technical Advisor and past Coordinator of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative ( where he developed and managed many of UNEP’s key research projects and publications in the building sector. Recently he has supported international collaboration to improve building energy codes for the G20 and Major Economies Forum, and was a contributing author to IPCC AR5 Working Group 3 Buildings Chapter, the Global Energy Assessment, and UNEP Emissions Gap Report. He also led the content development, organizational strategy and implementation planning for the Paris COP21 Buildings Day and Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction. More info can be found at:


  • 2011–present
    Executive Director, Global Buildings Performance Network
  • 2019–present
    Associate professor, Monash University - Art, Design & Architecture
  • 2015–2019
    Deputy Director, Centre for Urban Transitions - Swinburne University of Technology


  • 2008 
    UNSW, PhD - Architecture