CitySwitch Awards 2021

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 […]

Sowing the seeds of sustainability from Castlemaine to Brisbane

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.

NZGBC announces 2020 Future Thinker of the Year

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.

2019 Banksia Sustainability Awards

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.

Energy efficient HVAC future on show at AIRAH Awards 2019

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 […]

HVAC’s evolution and why it needs to look to the next generation

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.

Winners of the NSW PIA’s 2019 Awards for Planning Excellence

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.

2019 Smart City Awards for a better Sydney

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.

NAWIC NSW Awards for Excellence 2019

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.

Waste crusade wins First State Super top CitySwitch award

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.

Banksia Awards shine the green light

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. 

Canberra wins transport award at national council climate awards

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.

Level crossing project wins key prize at Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2018

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 […]

Green Globe Awards 2018 shine a bright light on winners

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 […]

Amy Hogan, Sara Haslinger clean up at 2018 NAWIC awards

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.

2018 BDAV awards dominated by green design

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 […]