{{ propApi.closeIcon }}
Our industry
Our industry $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Economic research and forecasting Economics Housing outlook Tailored market research Economic reports and data Inspiring Australia's building professionals HOUSING The only place to get your industry news Media releases Member alerts Submissions See all
Business support
Business support $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Become an apprentice host Hire an apprentice Why host a HIA apprentice? Apprentice partner program Builder and manufacturer program Industry insurance Construction legal expenses insurance Construction works insurance Home warranty insurance Tradies and tool insurance Planning and safety services Building and planning services How can HIA Safety help you? Independent site inspections Solutions for your business Contracts Online HIA Tradepass HIA SafeScan HR Docs Trusted legal support Legal advice and guidance Professional services Industrial relations
Resources & advice
Resources & advice $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Building it right Building codes Australian standards Getting it right on site See all Building materials and products Concrete, bricks and walls Getting products approved Use the right products for the job See all Managing your business Dealing with contracts Handling disputes Managing your employees See all Managing your safety Falls from heights Safety rules Working with silica See all Building your business Growing your business Maintaining your business See all Other subjects COVID-19 Getting approval to build Sustainable homes
Careers & learning
Careers & learning $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
A rewarding career Become an apprentice Apprenticeships on offer Hear what our apprentices say Advice for parents and guardians Study with us Find a course Get your builder's licence Learn with HIA
HIA community
HIA community $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Join HIA Sign me up How do I become a member? What's in it for me? Get involved Become an award judge Join a committee Partner with us Get to know us Our members Our people Our partners Mates rates What we do Mental health program Charitable Foundation GreenSmart
Awards & events
Awards & events $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Awards Australian Housing Awards Awards program National Conference Industry networking Events Building and Renovation Home Show
HIA products
HIA products $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Shop @ HIA Digital Australian Standards Contracts Online Shipping and delivery Purchasing terms & conditions Products Building codes and standards Hard copy contracts Guides and manuals Safety and signage See all
About Contact Newsroom
$vuetify.icons.faTimes
$vuetify.icons.faMapMarker Set my location Use the field below to update your location
Address
Change location
{{propApi.title}}
{{propApi.text}} {{region}} Change location
{{propApi.title}}
{{propApi.successMessage}} {{region}} Change location

$vuetify.icons.faPhone1300 650 620

Queensland businesses win at national awards

Media Release

Queensland businesses win at national awards

Media Release
Solaire Properties won GreenSmart Sustainable Home for a home which dramatically minimises its carbon footprint and maximises energy efficiency and comfort using sustainable materials.

An extraordinary energy efficient Brisbane home by Solaire Properties and building product NuPod by Neumann Steel were named winners against entries from around Australia when the prestigious 2021 Housing Industry Association (HIA) Australian GreenSmart Awards were announced today.

Solaire Properties won GreenSmart Sustainable Home for a home which dramatically minimises its carbon footprint and maximises energy efficiency and comfort using sustainable materials. Utilising a combination of high-performance triple glazing, superior insulation and an airtight building envelope, the home enjoys constant internal temperatures.

NuPod by Neumann Steel won GreenSmart Product for the revolutionary method of creating concrete slabs using built-in interlocking spacers. NuPod is produced using 100 per cent Australian recycled plastic, and removes the need for polystyrene. The product increases the home’s insulation and reduces the need for heating in winter and cooling in summer.

Victorian sustainable builder Ovens & King Builders won three awards including the highest accolade - the 2021 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home for a one-bedroom homebuilt to the Passive House standard. The home was also awarded the HIA Australian GreenSmart Custom Built Home and HIA Australian GreenSmart Energy Efficiency.

The judges were impressed by the standard of construction by Ovens & King Builders to achieve a comfortable home year-round with minimal energy consumption.

“Thermal performance of the windows minimise air movement and limit heat gain and loss contributing to the superior performance of the home” they commented.

“Material choice reflects the overall high quality of construction and demonstrate a passion for sustainable building."

Winners from around Australia were recognised for their contribution to sustainable building practices.

In congratulating the winners, HIA Managing Director Graham Wolfe said HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards represent the latest in environmental design excellence and sustainable building practices, and recognise HIA members who design and build greener and more liveable homes.

“HIA is committed to sustainable building outcomes through environmentally focussed design, innovation and construction. The winners and finalists are at the cutting-edge in their field and demonstrate expertise and commitment to build superior performing, energy-saving homes for their clients,” Mr Wolfe said.

“Each winner and finalist is congratulated for achieving success at a national level and demonstrating that comfort, security, innovation and value for money can co-exist in a sustainable built environment. HIA members are up to the challenge.”

The HIA GreenSmart program began more than 20 years ago and is a voluntary initiative available to HIA members.

The 2021HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards are partnered by The Australian Reinforcing Company. Award winners were announced today on YouTube, available on https://hia.com.au/awards/greensmart-award

2021 HIA Australian GreenSmart Award Winners

Category Winner

HIA Australian GreenSmart Home

HIA Australian GreenSmart Custom Built Home

HIA Australian GreenSmart Energy Efficiency

Ovens & King Builders

Victoria

HIA  Australian GreenSmart Renovation / Addition Project

McArdle Projects

South Australia

HIA Australian GreenSmart Display/Project Home

 Adelaide Green Homes

South Australia

HIA  Australian GreenSmart Sustainable Home

 Solaire Properties

Queensland

HIA  Australian GreenSmart Product

 NuPod by Neumann Steel

Queensland

HIA  Australian GreenSmart Professional

 Janine Strachan

Green Design Solutions

Victoria

 
For images visit media.hia.com.au

For further information please contact:

Mike Roberts

Regional Executive Director – Queensland
Breaking news
View all $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
28 Jun
Workers are still leaving Sydney and Melbourne and heading north

"A slow return of overseas migration is easing the adverse impact of a loss of workers from Australia’s two largest states,” stated Tim Reardon, HIA’s Chief Economist.

23 Jun
COVID-19 vaccination requirements to be lifted

The Victorian Government has announced a further lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in relation to vaccination requirements.

21 Jun
Certificate of Occupancy for houses suspended until 2024

The Certificate of Occupancy requirements for Class 1 buildings were suspended on 16 December 2021 to run until 30 June 2022.

21 Jun
NSW budget focus on securing housing supply welcomed by HIA

“Today’s budget demonstrates a clear commitment and acknowledgement by the NSW Government that improving housing supply is the best means of improving affordability in the state," said David Bare HIA Executive Director NSW.

Latest articles
View all news $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
28 Jun
Workers are still leaving Sydney and Melbourne and heading north

"A slow return of overseas migration is easing the adverse impact of a loss of workers from Australia’s two largest states,” stated Tim Reardon, HIA’s Chief Economist.

23 Jun
COVID-19 vaccination requirements to be lifted

The Victorian Government has announced a further lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in relation to vaccination requirements.

21 Jun
Certificate of Occupancy for houses suspended until 2024

The Certificate of Occupancy requirements for Class 1 buildings were suspended on 16 December 2021 to run until 30 June 2022.

21 Jun
Using a cost plus contract in Tasmania

This infosheet provides an overview of what cost plus contracts are, how they are used and how to avoid common issues. HIA has a Tasmania Cost Plus Contract for sale available for purchase through Contracts Online.