Nicholas Johnson

Email address

+61 3 8554 7000

+61 (0)401 702 351

Sustainability Project Engineer, Principal

Office: Melbourne


Nicholas has over 11 years consulting experience in a variety of sustainability related fields such as built environment, energy efficient design, commercial & urban development, water sensitive urban design & master planning.

Since joining WGE in 2010, Nicholas has made a significant contribution to the growth of the firms sustainability discipline. In 2013 Nicholas moved from WGE’s Melbourne office to lead the Sydney sustainability service division, a direct response the growing market demand for a stronger focus on sustainability, innovation and adaptive engineering. Nicholas became a Principal of the firm in 2015.

What will you bring to a project

I believe sustainability is best defined by project outcomes which provide holistic value and set new benchmarks within the industry. I seek to provide cost effective sustainable design solutions which offer real value for money to the end user. This is best achieved via close collaboration with project stakeholders, an approach I seek to apply to all projects.

Outside work

Having spent 17 years playing amateur football in Victoria, Nicholas is now a passionate arm-chair critic of favorite AFL football club – Carlton. Outside of football season Nicholas enjoys camping, fishing and exploring some of Australia’s remote areas via 4wd.


  • B.Env.Sci (Env. Management)
  • Green Star Accredited Professional (Design & As-built)
  • Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV), Accredited Thermal Assessor (NatHERS)

Industry accreditations / bodies

  • Green Building Council of Australia.
  • Property Council of Australia (NSW/VIC).
  • Engineers Australia, AffillEAust.

Previous projects

Australia Post, Environmental Building Standards,Jessie Street Centre Refurbishment,Deakin University – Student Accommodation – Energy Neutral Design FrameworkDevelopment of Australia Post’s new national environmental building standards document including stakeholder engagement, data & desk-top review and national facilities management review. Key focus areas of the document include energy & greenhouse gas reduction, water efficiency, waste management and strategic implementation of future capital works projects.,,Development, implementation and stakeholder engagement associated with the production of an energy neutral design framework for Deakin University’s new Student Accommodation NRAS projects at both the Waurn Ponds & Warrnambool Campus’. This framework has been designed to assist Deakin University with its future carbon / energy management obligations under the federal government National Greenhouse Energy Reporting (NGER) legislation.

Client testimonials

In recognition of individuals in the team, I’d like to specifically mention Anthony Squire, Liska Keil, Nicholas Johnson, Vinh Lee and John Lucchetti.

I’d like to especially thank Liska for being prompt and sacrificing of her time, not only with her attendance and help in the studio but with the smooth coordination between our needs and the rest of your team. She shows great presence of mind and quiet leadership.

Dr Boon Lay Ong, Melbourne University