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HIA GreenSmart® program

Because we believe in building a better future.

HIA GreenSmart® program

Because we believe in building a better future.

Demand for environmentally responsible and sustainable housing is a rapidly expanding and exciting area of the building and construction industry. Consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious and want more from their homes and urban environments than ever before.

To meet these growing needs, HIA developed HIA GreenSmart® - Australia’s first sustainable building program designed for the residential building industry. It is tailored to support members in getting their green building credentials, by completing our HIA GreenSmart® professional training course to hone your skills and be recognised.

HIA GreenSmart® building and construction

Conscious consumers are focusing on healthier building practices, internal fit-outs, increased efficiency, and less waste - an HIA GreenSmart® House meets these elements. You will build sustainable spaces, created using environmentally responsible housing design ideas, building techniques and products.

The fundamental principles of building a home with environmental features include correct site orientation to maximise solar design principles, natural ventilation, insulation, thermal mass and flooring.

An HIA GreenSmart® House will:

  • Improve the water and energy efficiency of the home reducing energy bills and costs
  • Create healthier homes for occupants
  • Provide options to make the home more adaptable for all stages of life
  • Reduce waste from the building process
  • Improve site management during construction.

For more information on green building design and construction - download the HIA GreenSmart® guidance booklet - a professional and technical guide to designing and building a green home and selecting sustainable products.

HIA GreenSmart® training

Get qualified! No matter if you are a business or individual, we provide you or your staff with the recognised environmental building skills for sustainable residential design and construction. The HIA GreenSmart® program offers professional training starting with the HIA GreenSmart® Professional, a two day course run Australia-wide.


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Project recognition

Get recognised! Want to showcase your environmentally responsible home building and development services? Once you've completed your training, submit your projects for a nationally recognised HIA GreenSmart® accreditation. This endorsement allows you to market your green building expertise and enter our HIA GreenSmart® Awards.


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HIA GreenSmart® Awards

HIA's GreenSmart® Awards recognise those residential builders, designers and manufacturers, who build or design environmentally responsible homes, provide solutions to make homes more efficient or create new sustainable products for the building industry.


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HIA GreenSmart® news

Access to the latest environmentally sustainable design information, invitations to trade events showcasing the latest green products and the opportunity to connect with HIA GreenSmart® partners.


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Green rebates

The government supports sustainable design and construction and offers a wide range of approved green rebates to help businesses meet these criteria.


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Greensmart Awards

Celebrating sustainably-built homes, new products and GreenSmart Professionals. Gain recognition for your sustainability building practices.

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