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GreenSmart Awards - Energy Efficiency

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This award is presented to the housing project (single or multi dwelling) that uses minimal energy to serve current and future needs; both in the construction and operation of the home.

Program

GreenSmart Awards

Contact

national_events@hia.com.au

Judging criteria

Projects will be judged according to:

Criteria Points
Third party certification
  • Evidence of energy efficiency certifications eg. NatHERS certificate, BASIX certificate, Green Building Council, Passive House certification, eTool, or other certification. More points will be awarded for third party certifications with robust quality assurance procedures.
30
Energy Saving Features
  • Intelligent automation of the home (battery storage, appliance shutdown, in-home displays and ‘smart’ devices)
  • Use of energy efficient heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC)
  • Use of energy efficient hot water and other hydraulic systems/pumps etc.
  • Use of low embodied energy materials and finishes
40
Adaptability
  • Resilience in relation to fire, blackout, wind events etc.
  • Broad market appeal
10
Innovation
  • Detail of innovation or use of new technology in the design, construction or operation of the home. Include details on practicality of innovative practices and the ability to replicate this innovation in other housing projects.
10
Cost effectiveness 10

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