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    Sustainability Awards

    Paving the way to sustainable growth with water and climate sensitive urban design
    Paving the way to sustainable growth with water and climate sensitive urban design

    Australia’s urban population, currently at 86 per cent of the nation’s total, is on the rise. While this is still low density in comparison to many other global cities, Australian urban environments are noticeably becoming more crowded as people flock to city centres and the jobs, infrastructure, and amenities they contain. Permeable pavers such as Premier Hydropavers® are one means by which to counteract these effects.


    Q&A with Michael Elton from Elton Group
    Q&A with Michael Elton from Elton Group

    Elton Group was founded in Melbourne in the 1930s. The current Managing Director Michael Elton, grandson of the founder, was trained by his uncle in Sydney and was sent overseas for training in timber veneers in Germany and Italy.


    Plywood without the downsides: Elton Group’s EPly PanguaPureGlue
    Plywood without the downsides: Elton Group’s EPly PanguaPureGlue

    Elton Group’s EPly PanguaPureGlue was developed with No Added Formaldehyde (NAF). PanguaPureGlue significantly reduces VOC off-gassing with an innovative, non-toxic, soy based bonding system.


    Real face value: Eveneer prefinished timber veneers
    Real face value: Eveneer prefinished timber veneers

    Solid wood is often touted as the be all and end all of timber products. To do so, however, would be to neglect the inherent advantages of relying on timber veneer, where a typically lower price point is not indicative of lower quality.


    Aveo Norwest at Sydney's Northwest Business Park
    Aveo Norwest at Sydney's Northwest Business Park

    Aveo Norwest at Sydney’s Norwest Business Park ‘Circa’ precinct is a multi-residential development that delivers high levels of amenity, social, and environmental sustainability within an innovative design and build.


    2018 Sustainability Awards Best of the Best winner: EME Design’s Passive Butterfly
    2018 Sustainability Awards Best of the Best winner: EME Design’s Passive Butterfly

    According to Luke Middleton from EME Design, designers can learn much when renovating.


    2018 Sustainability Awards finalists: AJ+C Architects & The Stable Group
    2018 Sustainability Awards finalists: AJ+C Architects & The Stable Group

    AJ+C and The Stable Group won a City of Sydney-run Design Excellence Competition for this site with the only design proposed to reuse the former Wrigley’s warehouse building, prior to its formal recognition as a heritage building.


    2018 Sustainability Awards Emerging Architect of the Year: Jean Graham
    2018 Sustainability Awards Emerging Architect of the Year: Jean Graham

    Many successful practices rely on a name, on a face, to be the brand of their endeavours. For Emerging Architect of the Year Jean Graham, of Winter Architecture, the thought held no appeal.


    Plastic fantastic: Reducing the environmental impact of plastic bottles
    Plastic fantastic: Reducing the environmental impact of plastic bottles

    Woven Image’s manufacturing processes focus on upcycling, guaranteeing a 10-year lifespan for EchoPanel® and Mura™ products while maintaining 100 per cent reusability and recyclability.


    Backing up environmental claims with Environmental Product Declarations and Global GreenTag
    Backing up environmental claims with Environmental Product Declarations and Global GreenTag

    By engaging with the whole lifecycle of textile products, Woven Image has always sought to operate in a responsible, sustainable, and innovative way that ensures that their products do not contribute to future environmental problems upon reaching the end of their useful life.


    Environmental Alchemy: Woven Image changing single-use plastic bottles into products with tenure
    Environmental Alchemy: Woven Image changing single-use plastic bottles into products with tenure

    EchoPanel® is suitable for wall panelling, partitioning, feature wall tiling or as a replacement for existing textile-covered panels in a variety of commercial settings.


    Q+A with with Nic van Diemen from Hydropavers®
    Q+A with with Nic van Diemen from Hydropavers®

    To learn how innovative construction products such as Hydropavers® are helping meet this need and create public spaces that deliver amenity and function without costing the earth, we spoke to Nic van Diemen who represents Hydropavers® who are returning this year to sponsor the sustainable awards for the 2nd year running.


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