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HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards & Symposium

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Decision-makers in the industry, sustainability thought-leaders and those at the forefront of innovation are invited to come together for one dynamic day of speakers, tours and awards. This event delivers a truly unparalleled networking opportunity for participants.
Full day tickets (Symposium and Awards)


for members


for non-members
  • Date
    Thursday 15th September
  • Time
    9:00AM to 10:00PM
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* Prices include GST.

Symposium location

Hotel Realm, Canberra

GreenSmart Awards location

The Marion, Canberra

Symposium time

9AM to 4PM

GreenSmart Awards time

6PM to 10PM


Sunday 04 September 2022

Dress code


Event detail

The HIA GreenSmart Symposium will facilitate a high-level discussion around sustainability, regulation, solutions to waste and innovation. And at the end of the day, industry will celebrate the latest sustainable homes at the 2022 HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards.

At the awards night, take the opportunity to mingle, nibble and relax on the deck at The Marion and hear from the keynote speaker. Be the first to discover and applaud this year’s national winners over a sit-down dinner.


Ticket type Members Non-members
Full day (Symposium and Awards) $495 $594
Symposium only $275 $385
Awards only $275 $385

Registration closes 5pm, Monday 5 September 2022, unless tickets sold out prior.

Symposium location

Hotel Realm, Canberra ACT Australia

18 National Circuit, Canberra ACT 2600

Awards location

The Marion

Act Parks Depot, Barrine Dr, Parkes ACT 2600

Have any questions?

If you're still looking for more information on events, give us a call or hit enquire now and we'll get back to you.

1300 650 620

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Event host

James O'Loughlin

From corporate and criminal lawyer to stand-up comedian and then media personality and radio presenter, James is a familiar face to many Australians as the host of the much loved The New Inventors on ABC TV. It was his time on the show that fuelled his interest in innovation, prompting James to author several books, including Innovation is a State of Mind.


Simon Croft

Executive Director - Building Policy & Services, HIA

Regulatory Update on NCC 2022 Energy Efficiency Changes

The NCC 2022 energy efficiency changes have been hotly debated and have received significant media attention due to their scope. Simon Croft, the HIA Executive Director - Building Policy & Services, is expertly placed to discuss what new energy efficiency standards are likely to be adopted and how this will affect housing. Understand what’s changing, how to prepare your business and what to do with your future building projects.

Mark McCrindle

Futurist, McCrindle Research

Emerging Generations

Generation Z and Generation Alpha will soon dominate the home buyer landscape.

Our youth today will become the most connected, educated, sophisticated and technologically orientated people to ever walk our planet. They’re the up agers, with influence beyond their years, the early adopters, the brand influencers, the social media drivers and the pop-culture leaders. They comprise nearly two billion people, and they don’t just represent the future, they’re creating it. To understand the trends, to respond to the changes, and to be positioned to thrive in the housing business in these changing times, Mark will take you through what you need to understand about these next gens and what they will want from their future homes.

Case study

GreenSmart goals – dive into the 2021 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home

Small in structure but big on sustainable features, the 2021 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home is a bold example of energy-efficient design. Passionate green builder Lachie Gales will detail the materials and the methods he used to achieve optimal internal comfort in this award-winning home.

Lachie Gales

Ovens & King Builders

Panel session

Measuring Embodied Emissions of Building Products

Traditional building and planning regulations have concentrated on measures to address operational energy through building code and planning that focuses on the building itself. However, proposals in NSW and globally are now looking at regulating the embodied emissions of the products going into our buildings. What will this mean for builders, suppliers, manufacturers and approval bodies? Find out more and have your say in this interactive session.

Brad Hoad

Energy Assessor and Builder, BH Homes

Cathy Inglis

General Manager - Technical and Innovation, Brickworks

David Bell

Manager - Sustainability and Insight, InfraBuild

Innovation precinct tour

Clever sustainable design principles and building innovation will be on show at Canberra’s newest and evolving suburb, Whitlam. Ahead of its public opening, delegates will have the opportunity to tour Whitlam’s Innovation Precinct within the display village, which includes three carbon-positive terrace homes built to certified Liveable Housing designs. Along with climate-wise landscaping, the homes will demonstrate to interested home buyers industry best-practice for multi-generational and sustainable living, showcasing the different performance levels for accessibility from the Platinum, Gold and Silver guidelines.


HIA guests receive 15% off the best rate of the day. Discount code provided in registration confirmation.

Hotel Realm

The 5-star Hotel Realm offers 163 hotel and suite style accommodation rooms combining contemporary elegance with avant-garde design.

Burbury Hotel & Apartments

4.5-star Burbury Hotel & Apartments offers 152 hotel, suites and apartments with a mix of one and two bedroom apartment style accommodation.

Little National Hotel

The Little National Hotel offers affordable luxury to all. 


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