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Lisa Hinde, Sustainability Analyst with JLL has been named 2015 ‘Future Green Leader’ by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). Announced as part of World Green Building Week celebrations in Sydney, the award recognises up-and-coming sustainability specialists in the property and construction sectors.

GBCA’s Chief Executive Officer, Romilly Madew explains that Lisa has made an extraordinary contribution to sustainability during her short career. When studying for her Masters program, Lisa was hired by JLL as an intern to prepare the submission for Commonwealth Bank Place’s Green Star – Performance rating. Her efforts resulted in Australia’s first 6 Star Green Star rating for existing building operations, and a new ‘world leadership’ benchmark for the industry.

Hinde is a trained Green Star Accredited Professional with a Masters in Sustainable Development from the University of New South Wales. She has been a member of volunteer teams taking part in sustainability projects overseas, from Vanuatu to South Africa.

Hinde was chosen from a field of 14 finalists around Australia with the Future Green Leader Award supported and judged by Frasers Property Australia and Interface.

According to Paolo Bevilacqua, General Manager, Sustainability for Frasers Property Australia, the judges were impressed with Lisa’s achievements as well as her inspiring ideas, particularly for a downloadable GBCA app able to provide design teams with accurate and up-to-date information on Green Star.

Managing Director of Interface Australia, Clinton Squires added that Lisa’s passionate commitment to sustainability and her exceptional achievements will inspire other young people to embrace sustainable thinking.

Rory Martin, National Sustainability Manager with dwp | Suters and judge for the 2015 Sustainability Awards, won the inaugural Future Green Leader award in 2014. 

The annual Future Green Leader receives a one-year VIP pass to unlimited GBCA events, courses, site tours and online learning, a coveted speaking spot at Green Building Day, three mentoring sessions with an industry leader plus recognition as the Future Green Leader.