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South Australian builders recognised at national awards

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South Australian builders recognised at national awards

Media Release
South Australian builders McArdle Projects and Adelaide Green Homes won two categories at the prestigious 2021Housing Industry Association (HIA) Australian GreenSmart Awards announced today.

McArdle Projects won GreenSmart Renovation / Addition Project for transforming a previously dilapidated 1920s cottage into an all-electric home. The renovation improved the performance of the existing building and is complemented by a modern extension employing passive solar design and thermal mass.

Adelaide Green Homes won GreenSmart Display/Project Home for their 7.1 star energy efficient Hendrie display home. Materials used in the home were carefully selected based on local supply, recycled content and end-of-life recycling. Utilising cross-flow ventilation, it captures prevailing breezes with optimal window placements. Automatic high-set windows let hot air out in summer and lower set windows bring cooler air in.

Victoria builder Ovens & King Builders won three awards including the highest accolade -the 2021HIA 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.

“Material choice reflects the overall high quality of construction and demonstrate a passion for sustainable building, ”they commented.

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 2021 HIA 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: 

Stephen Knight

HIA Executive Director - South Australia
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