EME finalist on the 2016 Sustainability Awards

The finalists for the Annual Sustainability Awards have been announced and two of our designs have been nominated in two different categories:

Small Commercial Award: We are very proud that the inspirational Mildura Eco Living Centre is a finalist. We consider it an opportunity to show how sustainability can be achieved with a small budget, and can inspire others. It is an open ESD textbook for visitors, designed for flexibility, efficiency and comfort. A subterranean cooling and solar air heating system working in conjunction with an integrated subfloor heat bank, complement natural, sustainable building materials. Definitively a new generation learning space.

Multi-Density Residential: Our beautiful and future-proofed Artisan Apartments are among the 5 finalists. This building is making the owners pleased with amazing framed views from the surrounding landscape, an uncommon orientation of 28° off north in order to optimise passive solar design for all apartments and a remarkably average Building Star Rating of 8.5+ stars (8 – 9.2)  and public spaces designed to encourage occupants to interact, food production, among many other characteristics which make of the Artisan Apartment a great place to live.

The event will be held in Sydney, on October 13th.

Good luck to all finalists!

Read more about the Mildura Eco Living Centre on Architecture and Design

Read more about the Artisan Apartments on Architecture & Design

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Nathan Johnson’s article in Architecture and Design on our Artisan Apartments win also touches on the current review of apartment legislation -interesting reading!

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