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NSW builder recognised at national awards

Media release

NSW builder recognised at national awards

Media release
NSW sustainable builder Blue Eco Homes won three awards at the prestigious 2022 Housing Industry Association (HIA) Australian GreenSmart Awards announced today.

Blue Eco Homes won the highest accolade - the 2022 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home for a low-impact, environmentally and ecologically considerate home that integrates architectural expression with sustainable building practices.

The judges were impressed with the highly efficient and thermally comfortable environment through passive heating and cooling, solar power generation technologies and rainwater harvesting. Visually, the charcoal and copper exterior add drama, but it serves a dual purpose; the facade and fenestration scheme provide excellent interior conditions and maximum protection in a bushfire event.

HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards recognise the best in sustainable housing. Award winners and finalists make a positive difference to the environment by building energy efficient and comfortable homes.

Blue Eco Homes’ Joe Mercieca was also acknowledged as the HIA Australian GreenSmart Professional, partnered by HIA Insurance Services, for continually developing building solutions that maintain high quality construction without impacting the environment.

Blue Eco Homes also won HIA Australian GreenSmart Custom Built Home for a home that boasts bushfire protection and prevention systems, surpassing regulatory requirements. GreenSmart Custom Built Home is partnered by COLORBOND steel.

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

“HIA’s commitment to sustainable building outcomes through environmentally focussed design, innovation and construction has not altered over the 22 years the HIA GreenSmart program has been running. Now more than ever, our members are showing that comfort, security, innovation and value for money can co-exist in a sustainable built environment.” 

“Each winner and finalist is congratulated for achieving success at a national level. They are at the cutting-edge in their field and demonstrate commitment to build energy-saving homes for their clients,” Mr Wolfe concluded. 

The HIA GreenSmart program began more than 22 years ago and is a voluntary initiative available to HIA members. 

The 2022 HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards are partnered by NatHERS.

For images visit media.hia.com.au

2022 HIA Australian GreenSmart Award winners

Category Winner
HIA Australian GreenSmart Home
Partnered by NatHERS
Blue Eco Homes
New South Wales
HIA Australian GreenSmart Custom Built Home
Partnered by COLORBOND® steel
Blue Eco Homes
New South Wales
HIA Australian GreenSmart Renovation / Addition Project
Partnered by Toyota for Business
Light House Architecture & Science and Edward Robert Builders
ACT & Southern NSW
HIA Australian GreenSmart Display/Project Home
Partnered by The Australian Reinforcing Company
Chatham Homes
HIA Australian GreenSmart Sustainable Home
Partnered by Dulux
Crest Building Group
HIA Australian GreenSmart Professional
Partnered by HIA Insurance Services
Joe Mercieca, Blue Eco Homes
New South Wales
HIA Australian GreenSmart Energy Efficiency
Partnered by Vantage Windows & Doors by AWS

For more information please contact:

David Bare

Executive Director - NSW
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