Sustainability, once a fringe issue in Australia’s building industry, has steadily gained its rightful place as a central concern to those creating our built environment. From increasing client awareness to the Green Star rating system, architects, designers and product manufacturers are growing their understanding of the importance of ecologically sustainable design.

The 2015 Sustainability Awards, the country’s leading showcase of the buildings, products and companies directly contributing to a more sustainable built landscape, is one of a few industry programs bringing leading designers, suppliers and sustainable building practitioners together to celebrate the industry’s best projects.

With nominations now open until July 9, 2015, we explore four reasons why you should enter your project or product into this year’s awards:

  1. Unique program: The Sustainability Awards (previously known as the BPN Sustainability Awards) are the longest-running and most prestigious awards program specific to sustainability in Australia's design and build sector. The program’s judging process is also unique, with each shortlisted project carefully judged and often subjected to in-depth discussion and debate by the jury.
  2. Publication & publicity: All shortlisted projects will be featured on Architecture & Design, and in Infolink Building Products News (BPN) magazine (since 1967), Australia's most authoritative publication in the field of building products and their applications. The shortlist and winners will also feature in widely circulated media releases, with the publicity materials including Awards logos provided for your own company's use.
  3. Be inspired by and learn about other projects: Entering the awards will not only allow you to boost your team's morale by celebrating their work and exposing it to a large audience for wider recognition, it is also a chance to learn from other sustainable projects in the industry. Information about the sustainability initiatives and achievements of each shortlisted project or product will be made readily available to the public.
  4. Networking opportunities: All shortlisted entrants will be invited to an awards gala dinner in October, where they’ll have a chance to raise their profile, network and connect with industry peers.

To find out more about the awards, please visit, or enter nominate by clicking HERE.