2011 Excellence Award Winners
Premier’s Award for Sustainability Excellence
Investa Property Group
“At Investa we’ve achieved commercial success by treating environmental and business priorities as one and the same. The Green Globe Awards, perhaps more than any others we’ve come across, take a similar approach. They are extremely credible. And because they recognise leadership and innovation, you know that if you win one you’re moving ahead on a more sustainable footing.”
Craig Roussac, General Manager, Sustainability, Safety and Environment
Investa Property Group continually pushes the boundaries of sustainable business practice and sets the standard for the rest of the world to follow. This year Investa have delivered on initiatives by thinking outside the square and looking to the future, which is making good environmental and business sense.
The launch of Australia’s first tri-generation precinct and other key initiatives across its portfolio has had significant impacts on the way commercial buildings are run and will continue to operate in the future.
These initiatives show what can be achieved with commitment, innovation and careful planning and how Australian businesses can help combat climate change.
Investa were winners of the Built Environment Sustainability Award and the Climate Change Leadership Award at the 2011 Green Globe Awards.
10 year Sustainability Award winners
The following organisations were Green Globe Award winners in 2001 and were honoured at the 2011 Green Globe Awards for their continued commitment to sustainability from 2001 until 2011. The awards were presented by the Hon. Robyn Parker, MP Minister for the Environment.
The global packaging company Amcor has made efficiency improvements in its NSW operations and across its Australian and global plants.
Amcor has developed a sustainability policy and set sustainability targets for all operations and provides sustainability training for all Amcor employees.
The company has invested in water harvesting and a water treatment plant at Botany Mill to reduce the use of potable water as well as $500M in a state-of-the-art paper machine to achieve world’s best practice in energy efficiency.
Amcor works with suppliers to provide sustainable solutions to supply chain issues such as reducing or recycling packaging.
Visit www.amcor.com for more information.
The Grace Hotel
Built in the 1920’s, the heritage listed Grace Hotel provides a 4.5 star service to guests and visitors in Sydney CBD.
Since 2001, the Hotel has reduced its energy consumption by 20 per cent through systemic lighting upgrades, regular monitoring and air-conditioning maintenance.
Despite additional food and spa outlets, water consumption has also decreased due to water efficiency upgrades and increased monitoring.
Together, the Hotel’s management, staff and environmental committee implement their 10R policy which includes: Research, Review, Reduce, Reuse, Replace, Remove, Repair, Refill, Recycle for RESULTS.
Visit www.gracehotel.com.au for more information.
City of Sydney
City of Sydney has set ambitious sustainability targets across their Local Government Area, put strategic plans in place and demonstrated strong leadership and staff engagement. Highlights include:
74kWh of solar photovoltaics installed with $12M committed to install 2MW of solar within 5 years
Tri-generation is proposed at multiple sites to provide power to Council’s entire property portfolio
the City’s 8,500 street lights will be replaced with energy-efficient LED lighting.
Council has achieved a 17 per cent reduction on 2005/06 greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency retrofits and optimising operations in their own buildings. Further energy reductions of up to 20 per cent are expected from proposed retrofits.
A decentralised Water Master Plan will integrate Water Sensitive Urban Design devices such as rain gardens in major capital works projects.
Visit www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au for more information.
Page last updated: 24 May 2012