Green Gown Awards Australasia 2015 Built Environment - Highly Commended

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University of Tasmania

IMAS Building: more than just a building

The IMAS building was constructed to provide a contemporary new home for the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. As significant work done by the building occupants (scientists/researchers and students) focuses on climate change and other environmental impacts from human activity, it was imperative that this 5-Star building must excel in energy and water efficiency, reduced carbon emissions, waste management, use of sustainable materials and interior flexibility.

Top 3 learnings

1. The whole project team needs to be committed and ESD considerations included from project conception.
2. Knowledge and skills required to deliver a successful ESD project can be acquired and developed along the journey. An initial lack of full understanding should not be dissuasive.
3. Benefits of sustainable building are boundless.