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IA GreenSmart Awards recognise the diligent efforts of environmentally-aware residential builders, designers and manufacturers, who build or design sustainable homes, provide solutions to make homes more efﬁcient or create new products for the building industry. Award winners and ﬁnalists are making a positive difference to the environment, and at the same time, offer practical, sustainable and healthier living options for homeowners, now and in the future. Leading by example, they also inspire other HIA members to build this way for their clients. Homes entered into the GreenSmart Awards aim to lower running costs for users, reduce greenhouse emissions, reduce water and energy consumption, avoid use of non-renewable materials and provide an increased level of comfort in the home.
dwelling) that best incorporates costeffective energy-efﬁcient design and operational principles.
This award recognises residential developments projects which incorporate design features and practices to reduce potable water consumption within the development; and/or incorporate water sensitive urban design practices and technologies to improve the management of natural ﬂows within the development.
This award recognises the GreenSmart Professional who best demonstrates the successful application of the GreenSmart approach in a residential construction capacity.
A product that is integral to the construction or operation of a home that can reduce water or energy use in the home; provide healthy living environments for occupants; or contain recycled content from waste material or is sourced from renewable materials.
The following seven housing project categories are judged on environmental design, features and construction methods, innovation, visual appeal, liveability and cost-effectiveness. Detailed judging criteria is available online at greensmart.com.au/awards • Custom Built Home • Project Home • Display Home • Spec Home • Renovation/Addition Project • Residential Development • Townhouse/Villa Development Other GreenSmart Award categories include:
Home of the Year
The winners of the Custom Built Home, Project Home, Display Home, Spec Home, Renovation/Addition Project and Townhouse/Villa Development categories go on to compete for the title of HIA GreenSmart Home of the Year. The HIA GreenSmart Home of the Year award recognises the home that best showcases the principles of HIA GreenSmart home design. To register for the 2017 HIA GreenSmart Awards visit www.greensmart.com.au/ awards gs
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The energy efﬁciency award is presented to the housing project (single or multi-
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