Developers lead the sustainable transformation: GBCA celebrates professionals at Lendlease and Mirvac

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) today announced the 2021 Green Star Champions, with Lendlease and Mirvac among the only private developers on the list

Developers lead the sustainable transformation: GBCA celebrates professionals at Lendlease and Mirvac
Developers lead the sustainable transformation: GBCA celebrates professionals at Lendlease and Mirvac

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) today announced the 2021 Green Star Champions, with Lendlease and Mirvac among the only private developers on the list.

According to GBCA CEO Davina Rooney, the Green Star Champions recognition is designed to acknowledge the ongoing commitment of leaders delivering sustainable developments using Green Star.

“The Green Star Champions are ambassadors for Australian excellence in the sustainable transformation of the built environment. Their vision, enthusiasm and tireless contribution to deliver places that respond to the climate challenge through Green Star can’t be overstated,” Rooney said.

Chewy Chang, Lendlease’s sustainability manager and Andrew Scerri, the group’s national urban regeneration manager, were among the 28 recognised ‘champions.’

Lendlease has long been committed to the environment with a sustainability framework that prioritises sustainable economic growth, resilient communities and a healthy planet.

Among their sustainable projects include the Docklands’ development, Melbourne Quarter, whose apartments will all achieve a 5-Star Green Star rating.

The 40-storey complex featured a smart LED public lighting system, high specification glazing and timber that was either reused or procured from sources that undertake sustainable land management practices.

Also commended by GBCA was Mirvac’s sustainability manager David Palin, who leads a term of in-house sustainability professions and is a member of the Property Council of Australia’s Asset Management and Sustainable Development committee.

Mirvac is among the developers leading the transition towards renewable and sustainable residential projects with a target to become net carbon positive by 2030.

The group’s Tullamore master-planned community in Doncaster achieved the highest environmental certification in Australia, a six-leaf EnviroDevelopment accreditation due to its numerous green features.

With a global shift towards sustainability, residential developers and the property industry at large will be expected to embrace the green transition to appeal to buyers and alleviate their impact on the environment.

You can read the full list of 2021 Green Star Champions below:

•  Adriaan Window, ANZ Sustainability Practice Leader, AECOM 
•  Alex Rosenthal, Associate Arup Sydney Buildings, Arup  
•  Andrew Bishop, Manager Sustainability Project Delivery, Renewal SA 
•  Andrew Scerri, National Urban Regeneration Manager, Lendlease Building  
•  Axl Driml, Principal Sustainability Manager, Department of Energy and Public Works 
•  Ben Gibbs, Sustainability Consultant, WSP 
•  Chewy Chang, Sustainability Manager, Lendlease Building  
•  Corey Peterson, Sustainability Manager Strategy and Policy Infrastructure Services and Development, University of Tasmania 
•  Darren Teoh, General Manager Sustainability - Real Estate, AMP Capital Investors  
•  David Collins, Associate, Cundall 
•  David Palin, Sustainability Manager - Mirvac Asset Management, Mirvac Projects  
•  Evalin Ling, Probuild 
•  Fin Robertson, Sustainability Specialist, Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) 
•  Haico Schepers, Principal, Arup  
•  Haris Moraitis, Associate Director, HKA 
•  Joe Karten, National Sustainability Manager, Built 
•  Margot Black, Head of Sustainability and Community, Charter Hall  
•  Owen Grace, Sustainability Coordinator, Multiplex Australasia  
•  Parag Shinde, Senior Manager - Energy and Sustainability, Property NSW 
•  Prasanna Suraweera, ESD Section Manager (Principal), Stantec 
•  Richard Jelbert, Senior ESD Consultant, Norman Disney & Young 
•  Robert Cooke, General Manager, FEC Operations  
•  Robin Brimblecombe, Engineering & Sustainability Manager, Monash University 
•  Rocio Bona, Strategic Asset Planning Principal Properties Facilities and Development, Curtin University 
•  Sarah Kaleta, Sustainability Manager, Richard Crookes Constructions  
•  Sarah Reid, Net Zero Carbon Buildings Lead, City of Melbourne 
•  Sean Holmes, Senior Sustainability Consultant, WSP  
•  Simone Concha, Executive Manager Sustainability, Western Sydney Airport Corporation 

Max Kwok

Max Kwok

Max Kwok is a staff contributor at urban.com.au. Based in Sydney, Max has previously worked at Property Observer where he specialised in content creation and editorial research.

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Green Building Council of Australia Green Star Champions Sustainable Buildings Lendlease Mirvac

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