15 Categories. 15 Winners. Countless nominees. A suite of finalists. And finally, one all-conquering winner.

At the conclusion of the Sustainability Awards, the winner of the Best of the Best category is announced. To be eligible for Best of the Best, you simply submit an entry to any of the other 15 categories. From there, if your submission is declared the winner of the category entered, it automatically becomes a nominee for Best of the Best.

The winner is selected from among all the category winners on the basis of both sustainable outcomes and aesthetics and/or innovative design principles. Essentially, the winner is typically a ground-breaking idea or project, that causes great upheaval within the built environment and influences the future of the entire industry.

Last year’s Best of the Best champion was ECOPact and ECOPact Zero, by Holcim. The winner of the Green Building Materials category, ECOPact gives architects and construction companies the ability to include zero carbon concrete into their projects. This revolutionary product was developed right here in Australia, and is recognised as the first of its kind anywhere in the world.

Autex Acoustics has long been a major supporter of the Sustainability Awards, and this year it partners with the awards to sponsor this most prestigious category, as well as being our official Event Partner. Autex aims to be responsible and sustainable in order to positively impact the environment, their people and the populace of tomorrow. The company has developed a sustainability strategy that aligns with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and is committed to developing and upholding sustainable practices.

The Best of the Best category is the crown jewel of the Sustainability Awards and will be announced at an in-person awards ceremony this year, for the first time since 2019. We can’t wait to see you then. Stay tuned for updates at sustainablebuildingawards.com.au.