The commitment of industry leaders to the delivery of sustainable built environments was acknowledged in the inaugural Green Star Champions awards including Sally Hamilton, Director of Environment and Planning at Sydney Olympic Park Authority.
Green Building Council of Australia CEO Davina Rooney said the award recognises the vision, passion and commitment of leaders across the industry, working tirelessly in the delivery of a more sustainable built environment through the GBCA’s Green Star certification program.
“Our inaugural Green Star Champions demonstrate the meaningful long-term change that individuals can effect by ensuring better outcomes for projects and the community through Green Star,” Ms Rooney said.
“Our Green Star Champions are ambassadors for Australian excellence, for the delivery of world leading projects across our cities and communities. It is their work that helps inspire change across industry by showcasing what is possible.”
Sydney Olympic Park Authority CEO Sam Romaniuk said Sally’s passion and expertise lead Sydney Olympic Park Authority in attaining a 6 Star Green Star Communities Rating and achieving 97 points out of a possible 110, the second-highest rating of any Green Star Communities project in Australia.
“Congratulations to Sally and the other Green Star Champions who are driving decisions that make good sense for all Australians now and into the future,” said Mr Romaniuk.
“Sally’s work in championing sustainability is highly valued. Sustainability is embedded at the core of Sydney Olympic Park and the journey continues for us as we look to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030 and work to minimise our impact on the environment.”
Green Star Champion Sally Hamilton said she was motivated to make sure the most sustainable and innovative choices were being made and implemented.
“As a profession, we have a really important role in key decisions today affecting the built environment that are going to impact future generations, species and habitats,” shared Ms Hamilton.
“We need to be innovative so that we have minimal impact on the environment whilst creating great public places and spaces. Be brave, not perfect.”