Cormac Kelly

Email address

+61 3 8554 7014

(0)424 294 554

Sustainability Section Manager, Principal

Office: Melbourne


Cormac has over 18 years’ experience in the Building Services industry, working in Ireland, America, Israel and Australia working as both a Building Services Engineer and a Sustainability Engineer.

Cormac has experience in services design and coordination, project management and quality management.

As Section Manager, he is responsible for the developing and managing the strategic and business focus of the Sustainability section of Wood & Grieve Engineers’ Melbourne office.

As a Sustainability Project Engineer, his role is to provide technical excellence and advice to all members of the design team in relation to sustainable strategies and concepts. Cormac has considerable experience in Building Services design and management across all sectors, with particular focus on thermal performance, energy efficiency, daylight, co-generation energy systems, Green Star and simulation modelling. He has successfully lead and delivered projects from all industry sectors.

What will you bring to a project

I will push the boundaries of design while respecting the budget within which a project must operate. I wholehearted believe that sustainability is not a bolt on extra and can be inherent within every project. My aim will be to understand the user’s needs of a space and develop an internal environment that meets those needs.

Outside work

Cormac is a keen sports fan and has tried his hand at a considerable number of sports over the years, from ice hockey and snowboarding to rowing and high flying trapeze, to name a few. When he’s not hanging upside-down you can find him enjoying everything Melbourne has to offer from an arts and culture perspective with his family and friends.


  • BSc Eng, Trinity College Dublin 2001
  • Green Star Accredited Professional
  • Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) Accredited Professional
  • NABERS – Accredited Rater

Industry accreditations / bodies

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)
  • Member of the Green Building Council of Australia
  • Member of the Building Designers Association of Victoria
  • Member of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA)
  • Member of the International Living Future Institute

Previous projects

  • C270 Amendment to the Melbourne Planning Scheme
  • Intel’s Fab 10, 14 and 18 Silicon wafer factories, Ireland and Israel
  • Centre for Theology and Ministry & Dalton McCaughey Library, Ormond College, University of Melbourne

Client testimonials

You’re top of our list for the consultant team for large multi residential projects and we have no hesitation to keep recommending Wood and Grieve to our clients.

Thomas Gilbert, Hayball