Leading South Australian builder Palumbo won the HIA Australian GreenSmart Townhouse/Villa Development award recently for the Prince’s Terrace townhouse development. The 2018 Housing Industry Association (HIA) Australian GreenSmart Awards were announced earlier this month.

The HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards recognise some of the best projects in environmentally-responsible housing across Australia. Nominees for the prestigious awards are selected for making a positive difference to the environment by building sustainable, energy-efficient and comfortable homes.

Several sustainable design concepts have been integrated into the Prince’s Terrace development in Adelaide with comfort ensured for the occupants of the twelve homes through features such as cross-ventilation, awnings and good solar orientation as well as light and air-filled stair voids that act as an escape route for hot air and internal vents, which can be closed off depending on the weather.

The external walls of the townhouses feature insulated concrete form blocks from ZEGO Building Systems.

This project demonstrates that low carbon living and sustainable practices in construction can work on a larger scale in Australia, and green building objectives can be achieved without substantially adding to the budget.

“The Prince’s Terrace is a fantastic example, which demonstrates how GreenSmart can be achieved at scale,” commented the awards’ judges.

Winners from all around Australia were recognised for their contribution to sustainable building practices and products.

In congratulating the winners, HIA Managing Director Graham Wolfe said HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards represent the latest in environmental design and building practices.

“HIA Australian GreenSmart Award winners and finalists are leading the way in sustainable building practices, including site management and energy saving techniques, to build comfortable homes for their clients,” Mr Wolfe said.

“The awards recognise HIA members building and designing greener and more liveable homes.”