GBCA members win multiple awards at Green Globe Awards
The efforts of many members of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) have been recognised at the 2014 Green Globe Awards – an event celebrating environmental excellence, leadership and innovation in New South Wales.
The property group Mirvac and Wagga Wagga City Council received 10-year Sustainability Awards for their long-term commitment to the environment.
The boutique hotel The Observatory, Port Macquarie won the Premier’s Award for Environmental Excellence for their range of resource saving initiatives and environmental engagement with hotel guests.
Gosford City Council won the Regional Sustainability Award for their stormwater recycling project designed to conserve valuable Central Coast drinking water.
Grocon won the Built Environment Sustainability – Commercial and Residential Properties Award for Legion House, which has a 6-Star Green Star – Office Design v3 rating.
City of Sydney won the the Local Government Sustainability Award for its sustainable fleet program, which has demonstarted a 26 percent decrease in greenhouse gas emissions in four years.
Warringah Council was the joint winner of the Built Environment Sustainability – Infrastructure award, for the Warringah creative space. Upon completion, the Warringah Council had saved nearly $650,000 and sent only one cubic metre of waste into landfill.
Sydney Opera House won the Heritage Buildings Award for its concert hall upgrade that reduced its energy use by around 75 percent, cutting 455 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and slashing power bills by $70,000 a year. The Sydney Opera House was one of the first projects to register for a Green Star Performance rating.
GPT Group for the 6-Star Green Star-rated 5 Murray Rose development in the Energy Efficiency category.
Better Buildings Partnership for tackling office fit out waste in the Waste Efficiency category.
Edge Environment, with whom the GBCA is partnering on LCA courses, in the Small Business Sustainability category.
Better Buildings Partnership and University of Technology Sydney (for its Green Star-rated Engineering and IT building) in the Built Environment Sustainability – Commercial and Residential Properties category.
Macquarie Bank Limited’s 50 Martin Place and Fuji Xerox’s eco manufacturing centre – both Green Star-rated buildings – were finalists in the Heritage Buildings category.
Parramatta City Council in the Natural Environment Sustainability category.
John Holland and Waverley Council in the Built Environment Sustainability – Infrastructure category.
GPT Group’s Steve Ford in the Sustainability Champion category.
Better Buildings Partnership and Investa Office in the Environmental Innovation category.