Marlon Kobacker

Marlon-Kobacker copySustainable design expert Marlon Kobacker brings an exceptional track record of success to his professional responsibilities with some of the most innovative and forward-thinking firms in the world. Currently involved in varied endeavors with Sustainable Future Group, Clean Energy Corporation Australia (CECA) and EarthRights International, Kobacker continues to reinforce his status as one of the industry’s most sought-after and dedicated professionals while developing unique solutions to complex problems. Over his more than 13 years of experience in the sustainable design and clean energy industry, Kobacker has set an unparalleled standard for professional excellence and is frequently credited as a driving force behind the field’s impressive growth and innovation.

Kobacker’s position with Sustainable Future Group is that of director, with his responsibilities including the oversight of the company’s comprehensive sustainability advisory services. Through the use of the Sustainable Future Group’s unique business model that includes exceptional advice, technology, and funding, Kobacker is able to ensure clients receive highly specialized advisory services designed to achieve each individual client’s specific sustainability goals.

As a principal for Clean Energy Corporation Australia’s (CECA) sustainability advisory team, Kobacker is responsible for assisting the company in the design and delivery of a full range of clean energy systems and solutions for enhanced business operations and reduced environmental impact. Kobacker is also currently serving in an advisory role on an internal project for EarthRights International, demonstrating his unyielding belief in the absolutely critical responsibility that has been assumed by the sustainable design and clean energy industry at large.

Kobacker’s standing within the industry should come as no surprise to those who knew him during his time at the University of New South Wales, where he became the inaugural graduate of the world’s first undergraduate program in photovoltaic engineering. In addition to the bachelor’s degree earned for photovoltaic engineering at UNSW, Kobacker also secured undergraduate degrees in solar energy and computing as well as a Master of the Built Environment in Sustainable Design. Kobacker’s time at the university did not end with his master’s degree, however, as he remained a key part of the UNSW School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering by serving as an instructor teaching a course of his own creation: “Solar Architectural Technologies.”

Throughout the remarkable career that followed his experience at UNSW, Kobacker has retained his skill for instruction and has been invited to speak at countless international conferences relating to his specific expertise in sustainable design and clean energy. A common thread throughout his career has been the role of finance in clean energy, with both his speaking engagements and his written work often focusing on removing the capital cost barriers associated with clean energy and sustainable business practices. Kobacker recently released a book on the subject, titled, “Removing the Capital Cost Barrier to Sustainable Design.”

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