Author: Chris Philpot
Are you an architect, homebuilder or simply an inspired home DIY-er that loves using wood? Then why not enter the Timber Design Awards. For the first time this year, Planet Ark's Make It Wood campaign is sponsoring the Sustainability Award, which recognises the contribution wood makes to creating a sustainable design project.
The Sustainability Award recognises the contribution wood makes to creating a sustainable design project. The award recognises overall sustainability outcomes like energy and water efficiency, native plantings and waste reduction as well as measures that ensure a sustainable building outcome through the use of wood.
Planet Ark's sponsorship of this Award is a perfect synergy with the ‘Make It Wood' campaign and Planet Ark's key areas of promoting sustainable resource use and low carbon lifestyles.
Planet Ark's Research and Technical Manager, Sean O'Malley, the Make It Wood Manager, Chris Philpot and CEO, Paul Klymenko will judge the Sustainability Award.
Melton Library and Learning Centre won the 2013 ‘Sustainability Award'. This building uses FSC certified Radiata Pine in a variety of forms throughout including for the structural building frame, sunshade battens and a timber portico. The main library reading space features a 10 metre high ceiling in Victorian Ash, which creates a beautiful space for children to learn and grow.In addition to the Sustainability Award, ‘The Timber Design Awards' consists of five Application Awards, various Recognition Awards, the Rising Star Award, the Small Budget Projects Award and the very popular People's Choice Award.
Entries close 27 June 2014. Winners will be announced in Sydney at the Awards Presentation Night in mid-September.
To enter and for more inspiration, check out last years winners at http://www.timberawards.com.au/