Grown from an architecture background, Filter ESD is a strong proponent of ‘sustainability by design’, and emphasis is placed on proven passive solar principles, site responsive design, appropriate technical solutions and consideration of cost benefit.  


Filter ESD was established by Erika Bartak in response to the growing demand for integrated ESD services with a greater appreciation of architectural design, rather than an engineering-based or software-driven approach.

Erika graduated from Architecture at the University of Melbourne in 2004, where her skills and passion for sustainable building were first honed.  Erika further developed her expertise working for a number of environmentally focused firms, including Sustainable Built Environments, Zen Architects, and Caroline Pidcock Architects.  In 2009, ESD consulting became Erika’s primary business focus.

Erika also teaches casually for the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne, in Environmental Building Systems and Design.