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    Sustainability Awards

    Speaking with Women in Sustainability award winner Nadine Samaha
    Speaking with Women in Sustainability award winner Nadine Samaha

    Some are architects, some are leaders, some are teachers and some are mothers, but all nominees and winners of the Women in Sustainability category give much of their professional lives to architecture.


    Q&A with Barry Waddilove, the Design Director, Sustainability at Electrolux
    Q&A with Barry Waddilove, the Design Director, Sustainability at Electrolux

    Electrolux’s Design Director for Sustainability tells us about what the lightbulb moment on his own sustainability journey looked like, why the last two years have created an opportunity for businesses developing home products to work in a more sustainable way - and how small, everyday changes can, in fact, make a big difference.


    HybriQ+ Technology and Silestone® Loft: More natural, more sustainable, more design possibilities
    HybriQ+ Technology and Silestone® Loft: More natural, more sustainable, more design possibilities

    Cosentino is committed to sustainability and has boosted its green credentials even further with the development of the exclusive HybriQ+ technology, first showcased in the latest Silestone® Loft Collection. HybriQ+ technology is a ground-breaking leap in the evolution of Silestone® that introduces a new production process, new product composition and new design possibilities.


    Six Degrees of Sustainability with Cosentino
    Six Degrees of Sustainability with Cosentino

    Sustainability is, at its core, a selfless endeavour. It’s a statement that the wasteful ways of the past will no longer stand, and to take action that supports the needs of future generations and the planet they will inherit. It’s a commitment not to take the easy route, but to be conscious and considered in your actions, and recognising that those actions have consequences.


    The Circle of Life: How Interface’s whole-of-lifecycle approach is restoring our atmosphere
    The Circle of Life: How Interface’s whole-of-lifecycle approach is restoring our atmosphere

    Circular economy is fast becoming a sustainability buzz term; spoken by many businesses who may use recycled materials, but truly practiced by very few. Interface falls into the latter category. Their ReEntry program sees them reclaim used carpet to be recycled and kept from landfill, as well as taking a whole-of lifecycle approach to their own products.


    The achievement of a lifetime
    The achievement of a lifetime

    No matter how great or small, achievements shape our legacies, influence the future, and become a fond memory for us to look back in later life.


    The beauty of sustainable big buildings
    The beauty of sustainable big buildings

    Large buildings tend to present a monolithic presence. Standing with conviction amongst their peers, architecturally designed buildings of any kind most certainly draw attention, but it’s those of substantial size that take our breath away when looking skyward.


    Building sustainable spaces to educate
    Building sustainable spaces to educate

    If education is non-negotiable, then amenity-filled education facilities are paramount to one’s learning. Sustainable world-class education and research facilities, therefore, are a practical, modern solution to the complex challenges of education.


    The high-rise developments giving the environment a helping hand
    The high-rise developments giving the environment a helping hand

    The only way is up. In our metropolitan areas, we are beginning to see more apartment complexes, duplexes and townhouses, in an effort to make the most of the limited space on offer within these areas.


    Coming to the fore early in the piece
    Coming to the fore early in the piece

    As far as differing architectural periods are concerned, the one we currently find ourselves in, is one of excitement and intrigue. Why, you may ask? It’s simple. In order for our world to remain in optimal condition, we, as a building environment collective, need to ensure our practices are not harmful to our environment.


    Fans of sustainability: Increasing energy efficiency with Big Ass Fans
    Fans of sustainability: Increasing energy efficiency with Big Ass Fans

    When covering the sustainability journey of a company like Big Ass Fans, it quickly becomes apparently that the ‘sustainability journey’ is actually the journey of the company itself, and that as the company has refined its products, technology, and business over the years, all of these factors have combined to make all aspects of the company more sustainable.


    Restoring a naval icon with Big Ass Fans
    Restoring a naval icon with Big Ass Fans

    Located in Neutral Bay on the north shore of Sydney Harbour, HMAS Platypus is a totem of Australia’s naval history. Originally commissioned in 1967 as a sheltered anchorage for six Oberon Class submarines, Platypus was decommissioned in 1999 when those subs had also completed their service. The site was refurbished in 2019 into a waterfront precinct open to the public.


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