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    Sustainability Awards

    Breaking the mould: More efficient buildings with thermally broken frames
    Breaking the mould: More efficient buildings with thermally broken frames

    In Australia, it’s safe to say that we’re a fair way behind many other parts of the world when it comes to the thermal performance of our buildings. This is largely a result of our predominantly temperate climate and the reduced need for better insulated, higher performance walls and windows.


    On the quest for carbon negativity with Interface
    On the quest for carbon negativity with Interface

    Sustainability is more than just waste reduction initiatives and certifications at Interface (though those do also play a role). Designing and manufacturing beautiful flooring is underpinned by the company’s purpose: to build a resilient carbon negative business that provides excellent products for its customers while also reversing global warming.


    Electrolux’s sustainability journey: from an environmentally aware heritage to bold global sustainability goals
    Electrolux’s sustainability journey: from an environmentally aware heritage to bold global sustainability goals

    Electrolux has been on a sustainability journey for quite some time - and as time goes by, their commitment to lowering their environmental impact only gets stronger. In fact, they have a long list of ambitious goals to undertake by 2030 in their quest to help create a more sustainable world.


    The headline act at the festival of Sustainable Practice
    The headline act at the festival of Sustainable Practice

    The Best of the Best category of the Sustainability Awards isn’t so much an award, it’s more a celebration.


    Encapsulating quality within small spaces
    Encapsulating quality within small spaces

    Designing within a confined space can be challenging for an architect. It isn’t necessarily a matter of having everything in its right place, it’s more a matter of constructing the ideal commercial space for the desired client, without sacrificing on sustainability.


    Answering the call of climate change action with greener materials
    Answering the call of climate change action with greener materials

    If there was ever a time to move towards greener building methods and materials, it is right now. Given the climate crisis faced by our world today, the construction industry as a whole must look towards creating alternative solutions to the problems that continue to arise with our current building materials.


    Having the intelligence to power our homes
    Having the intelligence to power our homes

    Intelligence, in its purest form, is an innate sense of knowledge. To have the understanding and comprehension to complete a task, and to be able to carry it out correctly and concisely.


    The beauty of the blank canvas
    The beauty of the blank canvas

    The Single Dwelling (New) category of the 2021 Sustainability Awards champions projects that start from scratch without having to remain true to the previous history of an existing abode.


    Q&A with Aidan Mullan, Sustainability Manager at Interface
    Q&A with Aidan Mullan, Sustainability Manager at Interface

    Interface is on a journey to be a carbon negative company by 2040, and Aidan Mullan is helping steer them there. We sit down with him to discover just what that journey entails.


    The award for the up and coming
    The award for the up and coming

    Every architect starts somewhere. It might be a small-time gig, cutting their teeth in a practice and climbing the ladder. While this is the typical path of ascension, there are some industry personnel that rip the hinges off the door and make an impact that deserves recognition.


    Under the surface: Cosentino’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
    Under the surface: Cosentino’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

    For many years, the name Cosentino has been synonymous with high-quality, technologically advanced surfaces for use in the home and public spaces. Brands such as Silestone®, Dekton® and Sensa by Cosentino® are renowned for the high-end appeal they give to any design, and are coveted by architects and designers alike.


    Creating materials for a greener future
    Creating materials for a greener future

    The 2021 edition of the Sustainability Awards – Australia’s longest running and most prestigious awards program dedicated to acknowledging and celebrating excellence in sustainable design and architecture – will see the Green Building Material category return once more.


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