In the 1980s, Pears worked on the Home Energy Advisory Service, star-rating appliance energy labels, and mandatory home insulation regulations, while with the Victorian Government's Energy Information Centre. He has been an environmental consultant since 1991, involved in energy/environmental rating and regulation of buildings, green building developments, and efficient appliance development. He is an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University, and writes a regular column for ReNew magazine.
- Trevor Lee (architect)
- Hugh Saddler
- Energy policy in Australia
- Solar power in Australia
- Renewable energy in Australia
- Wind power in Australia
- Mary-LouConsidine (12 June 2012). "Energy efficiency matters: an interview with Alan Pears". ECOS.
- Pears report, ReNew magazine.