The Australian sustainable building industry is getting its own event as
well as the support of some of the heavyweights in the building industry.
SEE Sustainable Experience 2015 is the first event of its kind in
Australia and is being organised to bring together participants in Australia’s
sustainable building industry on an education-based platform to showcase their products
and solutions that enable the creation of efficient and healthy homes and buildings.
The exhibition will also enable these participants to tell their sustainable
stories to industry professionals and the community.
Cameron Rosen, Managing Director of Australian Living who has created
this event in partnership with FMX Business Solutions said that they are very
happy with the positive response from industry associations, especially since
the exhibition is exclusively about sustainability rather than an addition to a
Master Builders Executive Director, Grant Galvin said Master Builders is
excited to be associated with the SEE Sustainable Experience in 2015. Master
Builders is keen to explore how to challenge the popular perception that sustainable
building practices cost more and impact adversely on housing affordability.
Observing that the majority of Queensland’s residential building
industry is largely made up of small businesses that prioritise price over
innovation, he said that the inclusion of sustainable features in home design
is usually driven by consumer demand. Therefore, the key to ensuring home
buyers and renovators and the building industry embrace sustainable building
practices and materials is price, availability and education.
He added that Master Builders was keen to play a role in raising
awareness and increasing demand for solutions that will benefit all
Queenslanders in the future.
Australian Green Development Forum has also enthusiastically extended
their support to SEE Sustainable Experience 2015 with President Mark Thomson
commenting that positive development is an important focus for future
Australian building and SEE will be a great showcase of new product offerings
and innovative concepts towards this focus.
Global GreenTag and Ecospecifier Global are proud supporters of the SEE
Sustainable Experience 2015. As organisations committed to drive demand for
sustainable products, Global GreenTag and Ecospecifier aim to raise awareness
of sustainability locally and globally.
David Baggs, CEO & Program Director explains that Ecospecifier and
Global GreenTag’s mission is to empower not just individuals but the whole industry
by doing their green product research for them and enabling them to make
greener product choices through their Sustainable Experience.
Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) is also focussed on
substantially increasing the sustainability of consumption. CEO Rupert Posner
says that GECA is running a transparent and credible ecolabel that enables
consumers to make more sustainable choices.
The Supporting Partners for SEE Sustainable Experience 2015 are Master
Builders Association Queensland, Building Designers Association of Queensland, EnviroDevelopment
(initiative of Urban Development Institute of Australia Queensland), Association
of Building Sustainability Assessors, Australian Green Development Forum, Ecospecifier,
Global GreenTag, Good Environmental Choice Australia, Australian Institute of Landscape
Designers and Managers, and Building Designers Australia.