Postdoctoral fellow, UNSW

Renard is currently a postdoctoral fellow with the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW. His PhD research focuses on the effectiveness of sustainability reporting tools (SRTs) in both the corporate and building/infrastructure sector. Renard is a graduate of UNSW and Cambridge University. He was the recipient of the Brookfield Multiplex Engineering Construction Management Prize, Australian Conferences Management Education for Engineers (ACMEE) Award and the Centre of Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS) Vacation Summer Scholarship. He is also a Green Star Accredited Professional (Design & As-Built) and holds the Certificate in International Auditing (CertIA) as well as the Certificate in International Financial Reporting Systems (CertIFRS) issued by the ACCA.

Research interests:
1.Climate change and sustainable development
2.Sustainability reporting/ measurements
3.Green construction and rating tools (i.e. LEED, BREEAM, Green Star)
4. Sustainability supply chain
5. ESG research
6. Accounting for greenhouse gases
7.Socially responsible investing (SRI)
8.Investment analysis
9.Project management
10.Engineering education

Experience

  • 2014–present
    Postgraduate Teaching Fellow, University of New South Wales
  • 2011–2013
    Research Assistant, University of New South Wales

Education

  • 2014 
    University of New South Wales, PhD (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  • 2014 
    GBCA, GSAP (Design & As-Built)
  • 2012 
    ACCA, Certificate of International Auditing (CerTIA)
  • 2012 
    ACCA, Certificate of International Financial Reporting (CertIFR)
  • 2010 
    University of New South Wales, Bachelor of Civil Engineering (1st class Hons)

Publications

  • 2015
    Australian Construction Response to Sustainability Megaforces, ICE-Engineering Sustainability
  • 2015
    Integrating Sustainability into Construction Project Portfolio Management, KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering
  • 2015
    Briefing: Integrated Reporting-challenges in the construction industry, ICE-Engineering Sustainability
  • 2015
    Case Study of an Australian Residential College, Journal of Facilities Management
  • 2014
    An Alternative Framework for Asessing Sustainable Building Fund, Building Research & Information
  • 2014
    Human Resource Management in the Construction Industry- Sustainability Competencies, Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building
  • 2013
    The Relationship between Sustainability Practices and Financial Performance, Smart and Sustainable Built Environment
  • 2013
    A Review of Building/Infrastructure Sustainability Reporting Tools (SRTs), Smart and Sustainable Built Environment

Honours

Sime Darby Scholarship Award, Cambridge Bursary Scholarship, Dean's Honours List, Brookfield Multiplex Award, Australian Conferences Management Education for Engineers (ACMEE) Scholarship Award