Nominations have opened for the 2015 Sustainability Awards, Australia’s leading showcase of the building projects, products and companies at the forefront of ecologically sustainable design.
Riding the wave of 2014’s success, which saw an inspiring multi-residential project in Melbourne take out the Best of the Best Award, this year’s program is expected to attract entries of the highest calibre that have made a real difference to the nation’s built environment.
“If the response in the last few years is anything to go by, we can expect to see Australia’s most sustainable buildings and industry innovations once again,” says David Wheeldon, managing editor of Architecture & Design and Infolink - BPN magazine.
“Once again, we’re planning to publish articles throughout the year to share details from these leading projects with the wider industry and public.”
In response to feedback from past nominees, BPN Magazine has added a new category to the mix – the Green Building Product award, which is targeted at new products or materials (building, architectural, or interiors fixtures, finishes and furnishings) that help advance progress in the sustainable built landscape.
This category will be separated from the Innovation of the Year award, which seeks new services, resources, processes, applications or any other ‘product’ that have contributed to sustainability in the AEC sector.
Single Dwelling (Alterations or Additions)
Public Building & Urban Design
Green Building Product
Innovation of the Year
The winners of each category will be in the running for the Awards’ top accolade – the Best of the Best Award.
As has always been the case, it is free to enter. Finalists will be announced in the Sep/Oct issue of Infolink-BPN Magazine and Architecture and Design, with winners featured in the Nov/Dec edition after they are announced at a gala presentation in Sydney on 8 October 2015.
The Awards are made possible thanks to UBIQ.