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North Queensland builder wins national sustainable housing award

Media release

North Queensland builder wins national sustainable housing award

Media release
Cairns builder MyStyle Homes (Qld) won HIA Australian GreenSmart Display/Project Home at the 2023 HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards announced today.

The MyInfinity display home sets a new benchmark in tropical sustainability by achieving an incredible 10-star energy rating. Situated in Cairns, the sleek yet supremely energy efficient abode uses solar passive design and cross-ventilation principles, along with other impactful measures such as carbon-neutral concrete, triple-insulated roofing, and low-E coated glazing to all windows and doors. In addition to energy-saving technology inclusions – such as Control 4 automation – a solar PV system with battery storage and in-built EV charger enables this home to operate off-grid.

The judges commended the business’s commitment to sustainable design at a price point consumers can afford, claiming the MyInfinity display home is an excellent example for the broader housing industry. The category is partnered by The Australian Reinforcing Company.

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:

Peter Fry

Executive Director – North Queensland
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