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Hunter wins at national sustainable housing awards

Media release

Hunter wins at national sustainable housing awards

Media release
Hunter’s Home in Place won HIA Australian GreenSmart Multi Dwelling Development at the prestigious 2023 HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards announced today.

The contemporary 16-unit apartment complex in central Newcastle reimagines the concept of social housing, achieving an impressive 7.5-star energy rating that will provide comfortable living for tenants and big savings on power bills.

Constructed from preformed concrete tilt panels, energy efficiency is ensured across the seven storeys thanks to its solar passive design. All units benefit from north-facing aspects, deep balconies and the effective use of eaves and screening to accommodate the changing seasons. Commercial grade glazing to the windows and doors not only provide thermal efficiency but noise reduction in the building’s light industrial precinct setting.

Designed by CKDS Architecture and built by North Construction and Building, this highly collaborative project between Compass, government and Home in Place achieves excellent sustainable, accessible and affordable housing outcomes in the community. This category is partnered by Bondor Metecno.

The 2023 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home – the highest accolade presented at the 2023 HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards – was won by Blue Eco Homes from New South Wales for an exceptional energy-efficient dwelling that is fully accessible, multi-generational in design and built to a BAL-40 rating.

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

“With the incoming changes to the National Construction Code, energy efficiency, water saving and condensation are important considerations for clients, designers, builders and material suppliers alike.

“HIA’s commitment to sustainable building outcomes through environmentally focussed design, innovation and construction has not altered over the 23 years the HIA GreenSmart program has been running. Our members demonstrate 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 top of their field and are committed to building sustainable homes for their clients,” concluded Mr Wolfe.

The HIA GreenSmart program began more than 23 years ago and is a voluntary initiative available to HIA members.

The Awards major sponsor, the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) provides energy ratings for new dwellings and major renovations which helps create energy efficient, resilient and comfortable homes for the future.

For media images: media.hia.com.au

View all winners

For more information please contact:

Craig Jennion

Executive Director - Hunter

P: (02) 4014 2000
M: 0417 696 546
E: c.jennion@hia.com.au

For social media commentary from Craig Jennion: HIA Hunter Twitter

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