Sustainability eBook 2023
For the second consecutive year, Network Architectural was the proud sponsor of the Commercial Architecture (Large) category for Architecture & Design’s Sustainability Awards 2023.
The Sustainability Awards is Australia’s longest-running and most prestigious awards program dedicated to acknowledging and celebrating excellence in sustainable design and architecture. Over 250 projects, people and products were submitted to the 2023 Sustainability Awards, all of which exhibited such a high calibre and level of design that choosing the finalists was a difficult task, even for the highly experienced jury.
A big congratulations to Mirvac and Woods Bagot for their project, Heritage Lanes, 80 Ann, which took home the award for the Commercial Architecture (Large). A special mention to Woods Bagot with Hayball and ASPECT Studios who received a Highly Commended for their project Melbourne Connect.
Download this eBook for our summary of our recent sustainability news and to learn more about the impressive awards.
Podcast: Nine years after the Lacrosse tower fire, what is the current state of the facade market?
The 2014 Lacrosse tower fire incident was the first case in Australia to raise alarm bells, followed shortly by other high-profile fire incidents both locally and internationally. Since then, government-led audits have highlighted a widespread issue with the use of combustible cladding across thousands of Australian buildings, leading to calls for greater regulation and a swathe of remediation work across the country.
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Explore the sustainable benefits of metal ceilings and the ways they contribute to the success of your sustainability initiatives.
Sustainable Design Considerations and Material Selection
The facade can account for up to 30% of a building’s embodied carbon footprint. In the face of climate change, future facades will need to not only deliver iconic aesthetics and weather protection but also drastically reduce the carbon footprint of the structure throughout its entire life cycle. Specifying sustainable facade materials is a crucial first step in accomplishing this objective.