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    Sustainability Awards

    Paving the way to sustainable growth with water and climate sensitive urban design
    Paving the way to sustainable growth with water and climate sensitive urban design

    Australia’s urban population, currently at 86 per cent of the nation’s total, is on the rise. While this is still low density in comparison to many other global cities, Australian urban environments are noticeably becoming more crowded as people flock to city centres and the jobs, infrastructure, and amenities they contain. Permeable pavers such as Premier Hydropavers® are one means by which to counteract these effects.


    Q&A with Michael Elton from Elton Group
    Q&A with Michael Elton from Elton Group

    Elton Group was founded in Melbourne in the 1930s. The current Managing Director Michael Elton, grandson of the founder, was trained by his uncle in Sydney and was sent overseas for training in timber veneers in Germany and Italy.


    Plywood without the downsides: Elton Group’s EPly PanguaPureGlue
    Plywood without the downsides: Elton Group’s EPly PanguaPureGlue

    Elton Group’s EPly PanguaPureGlue was developed with No Added Formaldehyde (NAF). PanguaPureGlue significantly reduces VOC off-gassing with an innovative, non-toxic, soy based bonding system.


    Real face value: Eveneer prefinished timber veneers
    Real face value: Eveneer prefinished timber veneers

    Solid wood is often touted as the be all and end all of timber products. To do so, however, would be to neglect the inherent advantages of relying on timber veneer, where a typically lower price point is not indicative of lower quality.


    Aveo Norwest at Sydney's Northwest Business Park
    Aveo Norwest at Sydney's Northwest Business Park

    Aveo Norwest at Sydney’s Norwest Business Park ‘Circa’ precinct is a multi-residential development that delivers high levels of amenity, social, and environmental sustainability within an innovative design and build.


    2018 Sustainability Awards Best of the Best winner: EME Design’s Passive Butterfly
    2018 Sustainability Awards Best of the Best winner: EME Design’s Passive Butterfly

    According to Luke Middleton from EME Design, designers can learn much when renovating.


    2018 Sustainability Awards finalists: AJ+C Architects & The Stable Group
    2018 Sustainability Awards finalists: AJ+C Architects & The Stable Group

    AJ+C and The Stable Group won a City of Sydney-run Design Excellence Competition for this site with the only design proposed to reuse the former Wrigley’s warehouse building, prior to its formal recognition as a heritage building.


    2018 Sustainability Awards Emerging Architect of the Year: Jean Graham
    2018 Sustainability Awards Emerging Architect of the Year: Jean Graham

    Many successful practices rely on a name, on a face, to be the brand of their endeavours. For Emerging Architect of the Year Jean Graham, of Winter Architecture, the thought held no appeal.


    Q+A with with Nic van Diemen from Hydropavers®
    Q+A with with Nic van Diemen from Hydropavers®

    To learn how innovative construction products such as Hydropavers® are helping meet this need and create public spaces that deliver amenity and function without costing the earth, we spoke to Nic van Diemen who represents Hydropavers® who are returning this year to sponsor the sustainable awards for the 2nd year running.


    Premier Pavers & Stone exceed expectations with high-quality superior and sustainable tiling solutions
    Premier Pavers & Stone exceed expectations with high-quality superior and sustainable tiling solutions

    Sourced from the best quarries around the world and backed by years of experience, Premier Pavers & Stone products are superior, stylish and durable – making them suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications.


    2018 Sustainability Awards winners revealed
    2018 Sustainability Awards winners revealed

    It’s been 12 years since their inception, and many entries later, the Architecture & Design Sustainability Awards have finally come of age.


    Q+A with Innowood’s John Kozlowski
    Q+A with Innowood’s John Kozlowski

    In 2005, John Kozlowski started Innowood with a clear goal: to protect the environment by providing designers and specifiers with a range of sustainable alternatives to conventional materials.


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