Project of the Year 2012

We’ve had some fantastic projects over the last year and picking a winner has been a really difficult task. But pick a winner we must, so here goes…
eTool’s Project of the Year 2012 is the Sustainability Learning Centre!

Sustainbility Learning Centre


The first of its kind in Australia, this low carbon education centre ‘walks the talk’ in all aspects of its design and will soon be taking their pledge even further as they plan to make the building zero carbon in 2013. We’ve been truly inspired by some of the design ideas, features and commitment to using local and recycled materials wherever possible in the design, as Rich highlights…

“The Sustainability Learning Centre is one of the most inspirational and innovative projects we’ve worked on. The reuse of materials, local sourcing and clever mix of bio fuel heating and solar PV lowered the overall carbon footprint to almost zero. A great outcome for everyone involved and the perfect case study for showing how we could be designing buildings throughout Australia,” Rich Haynes.

So a huge congratulations to everyone involved in the project including Morrison & Breytenbach ArchitectsGreening Australia, the Tasmanian Department of Education, CSIRO Education, Independent Schools Association of TasmaniaTasmanian Catholic Education Office and Clinka, who have worked very hard over the last three years to get this wonderful project off the ground!

To find out more about our assessment of the design, take a look at the detailed case study here.

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