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We provide automated feedback and technical analysis to help optimize the energy and environmental performance of large, complex buildings.

Our Story

Buildings Alive helps many of the world’s leading owners, operators and occupiers of commercial and institutional real estate achieve their energy and environmental efficiency goals.

Buildings Alive was launched in November 2012 to broaden the impact of an influential study that showed how leading-edge data science, building science and behavioral science could combine to optimize the energy and environmental performance of buildings.

Our value proposition is centered on ‘results’, and we support carbon reduction and environmental programs at hundreds of large office buildings, shopping malls, academic buildings, laboratories and other complex buildings throughout Australia, North America and Europe.

We work with many of the world’s leading owners, operators and occupiers of commercial and institutional real estate, helping them achieve positive cashflow from their environmental programs with no up-front costs, no capital investment, no lock-in contracts, and guaranteed results. But our contribution goes much further than that. Many of our clients, like us, are deeply committed to emissions reduction strategies that go beyond ‘net zero’ and target 24/7 Carbon Free Energy (CFE). Buildings Alive’s goal is to support the complete decarbonization of electricity networks globally to limit climate change. Our technology is transforming the energy ‘system’ by empowering buildings to be grid-integrated, flexible, and zero-carbon-ready… buildings capable of dynamically tuning their energy demand to cut emissions, cut operating costs, and enhance indoor environmental quality.

Our People

Our team has deep technical expertise across all domains relevant to the assessment, fine-tuning, prediction and communication of building performance. Most of us have extensive backgrounds in engineering and science. Our organizational structure is flat and our work style is collaborative.

Executive Team

Craig Roussac

Chief Executive Officer

Craig is a director and co-founder of Buildings Alive and is responsible for our operations and strategic direction.

About Craig
Craig is widely recognised for his contribution to the field of environmental performance management in buildings, particularly in relation to energy use. Prior to co-founding Buildings Alive in 2012, Craig worked for a leading Australian commercial Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) where he led the sustainability, safety and environmental management functions and directed the group’s  research activities. He is a Fulbright Scholar and during 2014 was based in the United States at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for the Built Environment (CBE) where he contributed to research focused on reducing energy use in buildings by combining technologies and non-technological factors. Craig has a PhD from the University of Sydney where his dissertation in architectural science was published as “A framework for presenting energy efficiency feedback to operators of buildings”. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (ANU), a Bachelor of Construction Management & Economics (Hons) and a Grad Dip in Applied Finance and Investment.

Brad Schultz

Head of Customer Engagement

Brad leads our services team and is focused on ensuring customers gain maximum value from Buildings Alive’s capabilities.

About Brad

Brad joined Buildings Alive in 2020 to help drive the global expansion of Buildings Alive’s services. Brad has an extensive history in Business Development, General Management, Energy Management, Energy Efficiency, Analytics and Building Automation across several organisations. He also has a history in Hardware/Software Product Development and Product Management. 

Scott Fletcher

Head of Engineering

Scott leads our engineering team and is responsible for the full spectrum of product development activities.

About Scott

Scott is a highly experienced program & technical manager who takes responsibility for the full spectrum of product development activities. Scott is passionate about innovation and the transformation process necessary to transition to a renewables-based economy drawn from his wide-ranging experience in the renewable energy sector. He has a first-class honours degree in Mechatronic Engineering.

Our Culture

Buildings Alive is a purpose-driven company. Climate change is widely regarded as the greatest threat facing humanity and, pound for pound, we do more to tackle it than just about anybody. Our growth is driven by product innovation and fantastic customer support. We invest heavily in research and our R&D priorities are determined through client collaboration: creativity drives our business success. At Buildings Alive, making mistakes is less of a problem than failing to experiment and learn.

Every role at Buildings Alive contributes meaningfully to our core purpose. Every role makes a difference, this is why at Buildings Alive we reward and require:

Customer focus

We think and act as though our customer is in the room.

Clear communication

We are always respectful, curious, engaging… and we never make assumptions.

Going beyond

We work hard to surprise on the up-side.

Teamwork and collaboration

We know a champion team will beat a team of champions.

Problem solving and creativity

We learn from others; we never copy them.

Results

We set goals, we learn, we follow-through, we review, we learn (more), we repeat…

Quality

We never compromise on quality; mistakes are hunted down, learnt from, and fixed swiftly.