HIA GreenSmart Magazine ISSN: 1835–7202 Published by HIA Publishing Pty Ltd ABN 26 062 034 904 79 Constitution Avenue Campbell ACT 2612 Tel: 02 6245 1300 Fax: 02 6257 5658 Publisher Louise Tigchelaar Editor Laura Valic Publishing and Media Coordinator Sarah O’Donovan Design & Production Lahlee Harris Design Pty Ltd Tel: 03 9419 9009 Advertising Queries Angie Leben Tel: 07 3334 8002 Fax: 07 3391 5118 Mobile: 0407 087 040 HIA Senior Executive Director – Building, Development & Environment Kristin Brookﬁeld 14 2 2 7 10 13 50 52 54
Welcome to GreenSmart GreenSmart awards 2016 winners What is GreenSmart? Smart stuff Sustainable products for the home About the GreenSmart awards 2016 ﬁnalists Updates in energy What you need to know Last word GoGet’s Joshua Brydges
4 6 38 40 A sustainable legacy A GreenSmart Professional’s insight Eco-friendly living 10 tips for your home 2016 Product of the Year Pods packing power The Nightingale model Affordable and sustainable housing in our cities Eco-labelling for consumers Earth-friendly products for the home Maximise nature’s resources Expert design tips GreenTech Green technology changing the way we live
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2016 Home of the Year/ 2016 Spec Home A breath of fresh air 2016 Custom Built Home/ GreenSmart Professional True blue 2016 Renovation/Addition Project Work of art 2016 Display Home Simply superb 2016 Residential Development/ Project Home Shooting for the stars 2016 Townhouse/ Villa Development Green city living
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OUR COVER: These green-roofed terraces in the inner suburbs of Sydney, constructed by Steele Associates, won the 2016 HIA Townhouse/Villa Development Award. See page 34 for more.