Recognising those in our industry building a more sustainable future, the Green Star Champions of 2020 have been announced as a part of GBCA’s annual Green Building Day conference.
June 16th, 2020
The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) today announces the inaugural Green Star Champions of 2020.
CEO Davina Rooney said the award recognises the vision, passion and commitment of leaders across our industry who work tirelessly in the delivery of a more sustainable built environment through the GBCA’s Green Star certification program.
“Our inaugural Green Star Champions demonstrate the meaningful long-term change that individuals can effect by ensuring better outcomes for projects and the community through Green Star,” Ms Rooney said.
“Our Green Star Champions are ambassadors for Australian excellence, for the delivery of world leading projects across our cities and communities. It is their work that helps inspire change across industry by showcasing what is possible.”
“This recognition today celebrates their success and the inspiration we know they provide throughout their organisations, with colleagues, teams and across industry.
“I have no doubt that the Champions we celebrate today will support the Champions we know will follow in their footsteps in the months and years ahead.
“This leading role, and the support of our Champions is representative of a uniquely Australian culture of collaboration that is admired internationally.
“Our thanks to all our Champions for their ongoing commitment, and for helping to deliver a low emissions future for all Australians.”
On receiving the award, Gerard Healey, Manager of Sustainable Campus Design at the University of Melbourne said it is a great honour which gives him reassurance that his efforts have been making a difference.
“My hope for the future is that sustainable and high performance buildings are the norm and we look back and wonder how on earth we ever lived in the buildings that we have today,” Mr Healey said.
Alicia Maynard the General Manager of Sustainability & Technical Services at ISPT said she was inspired when the GBCA was established and the first Green Star tool was launched providing a pathway for creating sustainable buildings.
“I wanted to be involved in this very important movement, driving the sustainability agenda in Australia.”
The Green Star Champions of 2020 will be announced as part of the GBCA’s annual Green Building Day conference, which is being held online this year.
Alicia Maynard, ISPT
Andrew Thai, Frasers Property Industrial
Anthony Marklund, Floth
Bruce Precious, Six Capitals Consulting
Chris Nunn, AMP Capital Investors
Daniel Grunbaum, Lendlease
Danielle McCartney, University of Technology Sydney
Darryl Stuckey, Lendlease
David Clark, Cundall
Deborah Davidson, D Squared Consulting
Gerard Healey, University of Melbourne
Graham Agar, Full Circle Design Services
Greg Johnson, Stockland
Hannah Morton, Cundall
Ian Adams, Organica Engineering
James Wewer, Lendlease
Jeff Robinson, Aurecon
Jeremy Mansfield, Lendlease
Jessica Stewart, Riverview Projects
Jo-Ann Gamble, Lendlease
Jonas Bengtsson, Edge Environment
Jonathan Dalton, Viridis Australasia
Kristie Martin, Viridis Australasia
Lauren Kajewski, Landcom
Lisa Hinde, JLL
Marine Calmettes, Frasers Property Industrial
Matt Williams, LCI Consultants
Matthew Napper, Stockland
Natasha Mulcahy, Sekisui House
Oliver Grimaldi, Cundall
Paolo Bevilacqua, Frasers Property Australia
Patrick Campbell, Hutchinson Builders
Paul Davy, D Squared Consulting
Quentin Jackson, Aurecon
Richard Palmer, Integral Group
Roger Swinbourne, ARUP
Rory Eames, Brevet
Rory Martin, Frasers Property Australia
Samantha Peart, Development Victoria
Sally Hamilton, Sydney Olympic Park Authority
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