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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.