Past Member (2007) Renee Stephens - Project Officer/Associate
Renee Stephens was employed by The Natural Edge Project
from January to November 2007 as a Project Officer and
was invited to undertake the role of an Associate Director.
In November 2007 Renee accepted a position with the
consulting firm 'Chenoweth
Environmental Planning & Landscape Architecture'.
her role with TNEP Renee acted as the Office Manager
for the first three months to lead the transfer of administrative
hosting from Engineers Australia to Griffith University.
Renee excelled in this role and required minimum supervision
as she worked on a range of tasks including office management,
learning new protocols, setting up systems, developing
a number of administrative protocols, and providing
the team with logistics support. Following this three
month period Renee managed the new office manager.
a project officer Renee undertook the following activities;
The development of five of the thirty industry training
lectures, under the supervision of the TNEP Research
Coordinator, as part of the Sustainable
Energy Solutions Portfolio, developed by
TNEP in partnership with the CSIRO and the National
Framework for Energy Efficiency.
Assisted the development of a University Questionnaire,
under the supervision of the TNEP Education Coordinator,
to survey engineering schools in Australia developed
by TNEP in partnership with the National Framework
for Energy Efficiency, to support the Sustainable
Energy Solutions Portfolio. This included
initial drafting of the survey, managing the mail
out process and making initial contact with the recipients.
Assisted in the conception of and then led the development
of the literature review and publication brief, under
the supervision of the TNEP Project Coordinator, to
initiate the development of a new TNEP project to
develop a Primer Series for Sustainable Design Charrettes.
In addition Renee delivered two presentations on the
project and lead liaisons with a number of partners
and potential sponsors.
The development of the literature review and draft
project report, under the supervision of the TNEP
Project Coordinator, to initiate the development of
a research project by TNEP with the Townsville City
Council to support a 'Community Based Social Marketing'
project focused on energy-efficiency and solar energy
as part of the Townsville
Solar City Project. This included a number of
visits to work directly with the project team in Townsville.
in the delivery of the Principles
and Practices of Sustainable Development course
at Griffith University in Semester 2 of 2007 as a
complete second year course for Environmental Engineering
students. Specifically Renee supervised and assessed
the student workshop presentations and delivered a
number of lectures.
the development of course outlines for two courses
currently under development by TNEP with University
of South Australia Louis Laybourne Smith School of
Architecture and Design the as part of the Master
of Sustainable Design program.
- Assumed the role of the TNEP Representative
on The Australian Council of Built Environment Design
Professions (BEDP) Environmental
Design Guide Editorial Board. This position rotates
among TNEP members.
review of material developed as part of the Whole
System Design Suite,
a range of graphics design related activities ranging
from 'cleaning' up diagrams to be used in education
material, designing potential covers for books and
many of the images and logos used on the website.