Darren Teoh

General Manager - Sustainability, Real Estate, AMP Capital
Darren Teoh is the General Manager, Sustainability of AMP Capital Investor Ltd’s Real Estate business. Darren is a real estate and sustainability professional with a broad range of experience gained from 14+ years in the built environment. Before joining AMP Capital, Darren worked at a few engineering consultancies in Malaysia and Australia as ESD consultant involved in residential, commercial building, airport, defence and university projects. Darren is always looking for smart ways to improve building performances which led him to implement one of the first ice storage system in Malaysia in 2005 and having a solar-battery system in the multi award winning University of Queensland Global Change Institute in 2013. In his current role, Darren is responsible in developing and executing AMP Capital Real Estate’s 2030 Sustainability Strategy targets with a strong focus on achieving AMP Capital Real Estate’s Net Zero Carbon targets. Darren holds a MBA from the University of Queensland and a Mechanical Engineering Honours Degree. He is also currently the Co-Chair of the Property Council of Australia’s NSW Asset Management and Sustainable Development Committee, Chairperson of one of the Green Building Council of Australia’s Expert Reference Panel and was a member of the PCA Office Building Quality Guide Steering Committee.

Takes part in

  • Smart & Healthy Buildings SummitView Full Event
  • 11:00 - 11:30

    The electrification of buildings

    By Darren Teoh General Manager - Sustainability, Real Estate, AMP Capital

    Most buildings built today will still be operating in 2050 when countries like Australia are expected to reach net zero emissions under the Paris Climate Agreement. In Australia, the built environment accounts for almost a quarter of the country’s emissions. Deep cuts in national emissions can be achieved by promoting energy efficiency, moving to a zero-carbon electricity system, switching from direct use of fossil fuels to decarbonised electricity in buildings. In this session we look at the move to provide infrastructure to support the electrification of buildings; identify the opportunity, the challenges and potential of the electrification of building through smart building systems.

    • Examining the considerations designers and developers need to make when looking to electrify a modern smart building
    • What are the benefits of electrification such as solar power versus generators and how can buildings best store the energy created for when it’s actually needed?
    • How can we economise the cost of electric car stations and battery storage?
    • Examining the potential negative consequences of electrification such as the impact on the grid

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