The shortlist has been announced in the ninth annual Sustainability Awards, with projects and products from Australia’s leading design and building industry professionals vying for top honours.

Each year since 2007, the country’s leading designers, suppliers and sustainable building practitioners have come together to celebrate excellence in industry practices in the pursuit of sustainability.

Continuing the trend of recent years, 2015 yet again fielded a record number of entries.

Judges have shortlisted 68 finalists across 10 categories.

For the first time in the awards history, each finalist is being individually showcased on the recently enhanced Architecture & Design, partner website to the awards program.

Click on each of the categories below for links to all the projects, products and innovations which have made the cut in 2015.

The winners in each category will then be in the running for this year’s Best of the Best Award.

All the honours will be announced at a gala awards ceremony in Sydney on October 8, 2015. They will also be published in Cirrus Media’s website Architecture & Design and published in Infolink: Building Products News magazine.

The task of selecting this year’s winners has been taken on by an impressive group of judges, including dwp|suters’ National Sustainability Leader Rory Martin; Lend Lease Senior Sustainability Consultant Darryl Stuckey; Envirotecture founding director Dick Clarke; Norman Disney & Young Global Sustainability Director Tony Arnel; and Suzie Barnett, a 2014 judge and a key player in establishing the green building movement in Australia.

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