2015 SUSTAINABILITY AWARD
ARIA Property Group was announced as the 2015 winner of the Business South Bank (BSB) Sustainability Award.
Aria Property Groups’ last four buildings in the South Bank precinct have all incorporated the use of green walls either externally or internally to promote carbon offsetting and softening the landscape. Aria’s most recent development Botanica also incorporates solar panels, water recycling unit and Queensland’s largest residential greenwall.
BSB received a 30% increase in entrants showing the increasing commitment BSB members have to sustainability.
Entrants included Act for Kids, Banner Specialists, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC), CGU Insurance, Depth Industries, E2 Design Lab, Emporium Hotel, Fuji Xerox, Griffith University, Mater Health services, Merriweather Café, Publicis Mojo, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, TAFE Queensland, The Charming Squire, The Greek Club, Vokes and Peters, XCD IT and Zeroseven.
Lord Mayor's Sustainability Award Winner
Congratulations to Mater Health Services on winning the Lord Mayor's Award for Sustainability in Business.
BSB's Sustainability Subcommittee member and Director of Environmental Sustainability, Chris Hill accepted the award on the night.
Initiatives implemented by Mater Health Services to lessen its carbon footprint include: reducing water use, improving energy efficiencies, saving paper, reducing clinical and catering waste, increasing recycling as well as encouraging staff to use 'active transport' like cycling and adopting resusable 'keep cups'.
In 2009 Business South Bank (BSB) set itself a goal to help Southbank to become the most sustainable business precinct in Australia.
Strategies put in place to achieve this goal included the establishment of a Sustainability Subcommittee, recognising and applauding member initiatives through an annual Sustainability Award and commissioning a precinct-wide Sustainability Audit.
BSB has also become part of the lead consortium that will develop and deliver the CitySmart Green Business Energy Saver pilot which is part of the Australian Government’s Energy Efficiency Information Grant program.
Business South Bank was honoured at the Premier’s Sustainability Awards on Friday 14 June 2013, winning the 2013 Community Award for work in the South Bank precinct.
The successful entry highlighted the dedication of Business South Bank and its members to sustainability and initiatives such as the sustainability audits, awards and subcommittee.
Premier Campbell Newman and Environment Minister Andrew Powell congratulated Business South Bank with Mr Newman commenting that Business South Bank had been leading the way in sustainability for many years.
“Business South Bank represents some of our city’s most vibrant retail and entertainment outlets, their approach to sustainability recognises the environment is an integral part of our lifestyle and economy.” Mr Newman said.
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