DR Dominique Hes

DR Dominique Hes


  • Beyond sustainability
  • Smart Green Schools
  • Sustainable built environment (Schools; Regenerative development)



  • Dr Hes received a science degree from Melbourne University and followed this with a graduate diploma in Cleaner Production and a Doctorate in 2005 at RMIT University, Melbourne. The thesis investigates her practice in supporting the integration of sustainability in building projects. Her research interests are identifying and filling the knowledge gaps in sustainability practice and application in the built environment. She has carried out research on Victorian residential projects such as the Commonwealth Games Village and Aurora; commercial projects such as Melbourne City Council’s Council House 2 and local government projects such as Reservoir Civic Centre. Her most successful publication is the ESD Design Guide for Australian Government Buildings, which is in its third edition, she has written a companion guide called ESD Operations Guide for Owners, Managers and Tenants, published in 2009.   


Selected publications


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Additional Grant Information

  • ARC linkage 2008 - LP0776850 - Smart Green Schools with Clare Newton, Kim Dovey, Kenn Fisher and Sue Wilks
    ARC linkage 2009 - LP0991146 – Future proofing schools: using smart green integrated design approaches to prefabricates learning environments with Clare Newton, Tom Kvan, Margaret Grose, Kenn Fisher and Sue Wilks
    Commission 2006/7 - Commissions to write the 2 Federal publications and 3 state fact sheets (not nationally competitive)
    Commission 2007/8 - Commission to carry out academic edit of over 250,000 words from Australia’s leading Sustainable Building researchers into federally funded online publication –Your Building



Education and training

  • BSc, University of Melbourne
  • PhD (Arch), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 2005
  • GradDipEng (CP), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 1999

Awards and honors

  • City of Melbourne, 2007
  • Banksia Award (Darebin City Council), 2004
  • BHERT, 2003



Available for supervision

  • Y