Our Story

What makes ECOLATERAL different

Our Story

Ecolateral aims to deliver the environmental goals of our clients through expert practical and economic advice.  We are a specialist sustainability consultancy established to deliver a personalised service with a focus on solutions for the built environment that are practical, economic and innovative. We have a team of highly qualified Sustainability Specialists who combine academic and practical experience. With skills ranging across building science, architecture, construction, environmental management, and education facilitation, we can meet and exceed the sustainability requirements of our clients.


Our Team

John Moynihan, Director
Bachelor Business, Diploma Architecture, Graduate Certificate in Carbon Management, Master of Environmental Science (current), Water Efficiency Assessor, Green Star Accredited Professional, EnviroDevelopment Professional, Registered Designer and Builder, Qld BCA Expert in Energy Efficiency

For over three decades John has been an advocate for more environmentally conscious communities. In his work as a designer, educator, builder and environmental consultant he has worked to encourage communities to take responsibility for environmental delivery. Through his work in Australia and Europe, John has been recognised and honoured by Government, Building Associations and Academia alike. John was the recipient of the Queensland Governments “Medal for the Year of the Built Environment, 2004 and the Queensland Premier’s Award for Environmental Services to the Building Industry”.


Dr. Steve Watson, Tasmanian Manager
Bachelor Environmental Design, Bachelor of Architecture (Hons), PhD., Graduate Member Australian Institute of Architects,  Green Star Accredited Professional, ABSA Accredited BERS Assessor, Green Globe Assessor

Steve has undertaken a broad range of design, consulting, teaching and research in the field of sustainable design. He completed a PhD in 2004 entitled ‘Improving the Implementation of Environmental Strategies in the Design of Buildings’. The PhD focused on the environmental assessment of buildings during design and the development of assessment tools to assist in that process. Steve was also co-author of the 2007 book ‘The Environmental Brief’. Steve has a strong background in both commercial and residential energy assessment and advice, as well the provision of advice on broader sustainability issues. Steve has been involved in various roles on numerous projects using the Green Star environmental rating tool since first becoming a Green Star Accredited Professional in 2004.


Eliza Morawska, Principal Consultant
Bachelor of Architecture (Hons), Master of Environmental Management (Sustainable Development) (current), BERS Assessor

Eliza has over 10 years experience in the architectural and building industries. She has worked on a wide variety of projects in the domestic and commercial sectors in Australia and Europe, and her holistic experience brings an important dimension to the services provided by Ecolateral. Since graduating from Architecture, Eliza has been dedicated to promoting environmental principles to all sectors of the building industry as a means to improving the quality of all environments. She brings together integrated sustainability knowledge as well as technical expertise to all her projects.

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