Mick Fabar – A Pioneer In Building Energy Efficient Homes

When Mick Fabar set up his construction company Mick Fabar Constructions in 2001 in his hometown Orange, NSW, little did he or the world know that within a short period of 7 to 8 years, he would be an internationally acclaimed figure in the construction industry. That is a saga that needs to be told in some detail.


When Mick started off on his entrepreneurial journey, he focussed on setting superior benchmarks from the word go. He stressed on construction techniques that soon earned him an excellence award from the Master Builders Association in 2005 for a redevelopment project.

Just when things were looking upbeat for Mick, his company took an adverse hit simply because Mick refused to compromise with his principles. In 2005 a mining boom in Orange saw builders from all over Australia flocking to this town to bag lucrative building projects. While doing so, they offered rock bottom rates that meant adjusting quality for quantity. Mick wouldn’t adopt this line and instead decided to branch out into a hitherto untapped field in the Australian construction scenario.

In 2006, he founded Green Homes Australia, a firm that had building green, sustainable and energy efficient homes as its primary objective. For doing so, Mick incorporated a few exclusive strategies in his building plans. These included installation of solar energy plants, rain water harvesting, recycling solutions and use of energy saving devices. All this combined resulted in homes that consumed less electricity even in extreme weather, thereby lowering electricity bills and benefitting hundreds of Australian households.

However, it reflects on the magnanimity of Mick that he wanted to share his knowledge in building green homes with other builders so that Australians in general would benefit from his expertise. In 2008, he built two energy efficient buildings in Orange and invited builders from all over the country to study his techniques and incorporate them in their building plans. Over 20 builders till date have taken up his offer on a franchise model.

Needless to say, Mick’s companies have been the recipient of top honours at the Housing Industry Awards over the years. His companies have also received prestigious ISO certifications for Quality and Energy Management Systems.

Further, all buildings, domestic or commercial built by Mick are deemed nationally and internationally to be energy efficient ones.


The Two Sides Of Legendary Mick Fabar

If a legend has to be seen in the proper perspective, both personal and entrepreneurial aspects should be analysed in some detail. One of the stalwarts of the Australian business community has been Mick Fabar but his exploits does not stop there, he has carved out a niche for himself in his private capacity too.

It is not everybody that can make an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records even once in a lifetime. To Mick’s credit, he has done so repeatedly. In November 2005 he surpassed the then standing record with 436 punches in a minute. When Englishman Paddy Doyle broke this record, Mick bounded back with 548 punches at an event held at Sydney Football Stadium. Another amazing feat that earned him an entry in the Book was 302 left punches in under a minute followed by 447 hits on a speed ball in the same time. Incredible feats but then, that is Mick for you.

On the business front, Mick is an example of how to go off the beaten track and still make it big. In 2001, he started his own construction company Mick Fabar Constructions and soon achieved high benchmarks of excellence, similar to what he followed in his personal life,. Within a short period of 4 years he had been conferred with an Excellence award by the Master Builders Association for a redevelopment project.

Just when things were running on full steam for Mick, there was a downturn in his business but not because of his own making. A mining boom in Orange saw builders flocking to this small town to bid for construction projects. Most offered unscrupulous cut throat rates. They succeeded in bagging projects without giving a thought to the quality of construction. Mick refused to toe this unethical line and soon branched out into a totally new field of construction by floating a sister concern Green Homes Australia in 2006.

The USP of this company was that it focussed exclusively on energy efficient homes. These could function on lower electricity consumption resulting in reduced energy bills. The features that were incorporated in the building plans included extensive use of solar power, rain water harvesting, passive heating and cooling solutions and optimised recycling applications. To share his expertise with fellow builders, he built two prototype buildings in Orange in 2008 and invited them to pick up knowledge in this field through a franchise model. Over 20 builders participated and soon millions of new homes were being built in Australia based on Mick’s foresight.

Mick’s vision in creating energy efficient homes has been acknowledged with prestigious ISO accreditations – ISO 9001 for Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001 for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and ISO 50001 for Energy Management Systems. Added to this, any building constructed by Mick Fabar Constructions, whether it is commercial or residential is internationally acknowledged to be an energy efficient building.

No doubt a great tribute to the legend of the construction industry!

Mick Fabar Constructions and Energy Efficient Homes

Mick Fabar Constructions was established in 2001 in Orange, NSW and within a short span of 4 years had carved out a niche as one of the top construction companies in the region. In fact, in 2005, the company was conferred the excellence award for a redevelopment project by the Master Builder Association. Few, building companies have ever reached such heights in so short a time.


However, things did not last as expected. A mining boom in Orange in 2005 saw large scale allotment of building work and soon builders from every corner of Australia converged on this town to bid for them. They offered rates that could only mean compromising on the quality of construction. Mick Fabar refused to get drawn into this scheme of things resulting in his flourishing business taking a financial hit.

In 2006, Mick established Green Homes, Australia which opened up hitherto untapped vistas in the Australian construction scenario. His company focussed solely on building energy efficient homes that needed lower levels of electricity consumption than conventional homes. This was achieved by Mick through exclusive and path breaking technologies in his building plans. It included extensive use of solar energy, passive heating and cooling solutions and rain water harvesting and recycling systems.

In 2008, he built two energy efficient homes in Orange to showcase his concept and invited other builders to share his knowledge and expertise through a franchise model. About 20 builders participated and through them thousands of Australian homeowners got the benefit from Mick Fabar unique perception on energy efficient homes.

It was but natural that he was given many awards for his contribution in this field. It included the prestigious Green Smart Builder of the Year, National Home of the Year, HIA Water Efficiency Award in 2008 and one for energy efficiency in 2009.

Mick Fabar and His Path Breaking Innovations

The story of Mick Fabar and his path breaking innovations in the constructing industry started like any other entrepreneurial venture in the building industry. In 2001, he founded Mick Fabar Constructions in his hometown Orange, NSW. Within a very short time, he made his mark and was soon being acknowledged for the benchmarks of superiority he was setting for other builders to follow. In 2005, he was conferred with an excellence award for a redevelopment project by the Masters Builders Association. Few builders before him have ever achieved this landmark in so short a time.


This phase in Mick’s life was not to last long. A mining boom around this time in Orange, NSW saw builders from all over the country flocking to this town to corner lucrative construction projects. What affected Mick’s company was their inclination to offer rock bottom rates to get contracts at the expense of quality – something that Mick refused to do. Rather than compromise in this respect, he branched out into a completely new and hitherto untapped field in the building sector.

In 2006, Mick founded Green Homes Australia, based on a unique concept of providing energy efficient homes that reduced energy consumption and lowered electricity bills. He deployed exclusive methods that were incorporated in the building plans. These included extensive use of solar energy, passive heating and cooling systems, rain water harvesting and water recycling solutions.

He also built two model homes with these features and invited other builders to benefit from his knowledge through a franchise process. Almost 20 builders answered Mick’s call and through them hundreds of Australian families were benefitted when they built their homes.

Mick Fabar pioneering attempts in the sphere of eco-friendly homes has been recognised through accreditation of the prestigious Best Practice Certification ISO 9001for his company.

Mick Fabar – Pioneer in Eco-Friendly Construction Technology in Australia

Mick Fabar is today a name to reckon with in the Australian construction industry. His revolutionary techniques in green building technology that provides energy efficient homes to millions of Australians strangely started when unforseen events overtook him. This is his story.

In 2001, Mick started his company Mick Fabar Constructions in his hometown Orange, NSW and soon established high benchmarks that other builders found hard to follow. Out of the many awards he won then was one of excellence awarded by the Master Builders Association in 2005 for a redevelopment project.

However, in the same year, he faced events that he could not control. A mining boom in Orange saw a large number of builders flocking to this town to cash in on new found opportunities. They offered rock bottom and cut throat rates to corner business. Mick Fabar refused to compromise on quality by following this path and as a fall out, his business went off the rails.

But Mick bounced back with a novel building concept. He established Green Homes Australia with focus on providing energy efficient homes. His building plans incorporated such path breaking concepts as water saving solutions together with rain water harvesting, optimised use of solar energy, natural ventilation and passive cooling and heating.

To spread the message so that more people could benefit from his knowledge and expertise in this field, he built two model energy efficient homes and invited other builders to participate in a franchise model. Almost 20 of them signed up and the homes they built had Mick’s innovative techniques incorporated in them.

As an acknowledgement of his expertise, he has won numerous awards from the building industry as well as ISO certification for energy conservation.

Today all buildings built by his companies are considered internationally to be energy efficient ones.