The CitySwitch Awards on Thursday celebrated the best in green office sustainability in corporate Australia during a challenging year that showed that despite enormous disruption the people and businesses committed to better performance only doubled down. A keynote speech by social researcher Rebecca Huntley said there was growing momentum from business and governments alike for […]
There weren’t many people acknowledged in the sustainability and climate space in the Australia Day honours. And though the awards have been controversial again this year, scouring the long list is usually a way to find some of the people who routinely go the extra mile in their chosen passion but are rarely acknowledged.
Tessa Meyer, a corporate responsibility advisor for Panuku Development Auckland, was awarded 2020 Future Thinker of the Year by the New Zealand Green Building Council.
The University of Sydney’s leading academic in thermal research, Professor Richard de Dear, has been honoured as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) at the Australia Day Honours awards 2020.
A “digital owl” and a scheme to make infrastructure greener were among the winners of the 2019 Banksia Sustainability Awards, announced at a gala dinner in Sydney earlier this week.
Sustainability superstar Bruce Precious of Six Capitals Consulting has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the New South Wales government’s Green Globe Awards.
A Passive House student accommodation development and a 6 Star Green Star masterplanned community were among the winners at this year’s AIRAH Awards, held in Sydney on November 15. The awards showcase the innovation and technical excellence happening in the heating, airconditioning, refrigeration and ventilation space across all sectors including commercial buildings, residential, products, facilities […]
In the past three decades, Australia’s HVAC industry has seen a quantum evolution, but according to University of Wollongong professor Paul Cooper, there’s a real risk of a talent deficit looming in the near future.
An elevated train line and Greater Sydney’s first comprehensive monitoring and reporting framework were among the winners of the Planning Institute of Australia’s 2019 NSW Awards for Planning Excellence.
NAWIC Queensland’s president, Jen Gillet, described the 11 winners as “worthy nominees who are all pushing buttons and boundaries and who are our industry’s next big game changers.”
Urban wheelchair tracking technology, Transport for NSW’s Opal card system and a customisable strata app were among the winners this year’s Smart City Awards.
Among the winners were Madeleine Blanchfield for her disappearing Kangaroo Valley Outhouse design, and Brooke Emmett of Fulton Hogan for her impressive project leadership of the Newell Highway upgrade in far northern NSW.
Local governments, community projects and inspirational staff members were rewarded for climate action at the recent Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership Awards.
Sydney’s Central Park precinct took out a number of awards at this year’s UDIA NSW Crown Group Awards for Excellence, announced late last week.
The recent State Chapter awards in the Australian Institute of Architects National Awards program show an interesting trend compared to prior years.
There were some great ideas bouncing around at the sustainability discussion event, Banksia Ignite, attended by The Fifth Estate on Tuesday at the MCA in Sydney.
Vicinity Centre’s giant solar energy program has won it the People’s Choice award at this year’s Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards.
Sustainability played a star role in this year’s National Planning awards on the Gold Coast.
Australasian Housing Institution has announced the winners of its Professional Excellence in Housing Award for the state of Queensland.
First State Super’s first-ever “war on waste” challenge to teach staff to curb office waste has won the not-for-profit superannuation fund the Signatory of the Year (over 2000 square metres) award at this year’s National CitySwitch Awards.
The Green Building Council of Australia’s Green Star program has come out on top at the 2018 Banksia Sustainability Awards – now in its 30th year – winning the sustainability award for not-for-profits and non-government organisations.
The ACT government’s zero emissions transport project, Newcastle’s museum energy upgrade, and Waverley and Woollahra Councils’ “Solar my School” program are among the winners of the Climate Council’s national climate awards for local government.
A project to remove dangerous level crossings on railway lines in Melbourne has taken out the top award at the prestigious Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards announced in Melbourne on Thursday night. The awards ceremony held at the newly refurbished Forum in the CBD, filled to capacity with nearly 350 guests, and MC’d by The Project’s […]
NSW government’s Green Globe Awards on Thursday night last week again proved they are the event of the year on the state’s sustainability calendar. But they performed even more important secondary roles. They shone a bright and deserved light on the people working as hard as possible to transition our economy to a more sustainable […]
An Indigenous design charter developed by a consortium of academics and architects has won the Design Award of the Year at the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards announced recently.
Australian companies continue to dominate the much vaunted annual GRESB stakes for environmental, social and governance benchmarks for real assets, proving that at the top end at least, there’s a strong commitment to sustainability, regardless of the policy vacuum in Canberra.
Stockland national sustainability manager Amy Hogan has taken out the sustainability award – the Acoustic Logic Award for Contribution to Sustainability – at the 2018 National Association of Women in Construction Awards held in Sydney last week.
Sustainable designs cleaned up at the Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) awards held in Melbourne over the weekend. The big Building Design of the Year award went to Melbourne Design Studios (MDS) for its sevenstar NatHERS-rated townhouses in Richmond, Melbourne. The sustainable brief led to an emphasis on natural light and ventilation and the inclusion […]
Procurement practice was recognised by the judges of this year’s NSW Australian Institute of Architecture Awards as a key element in achieving outstanding projects.
Built environment and sustainability champions have been lauded in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.