Box Hill Institute announced as finalist in 2017 Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards

Box Hill Institute has been announced as a finalist in the Education category in this year’s Premier’s Sustainability Awards for their Cross Laminated Timber program for building design students.

The interim Chief Executive of Sustainability Victoria, Stephanie Ziersch, praised the team for their creative and insightful work towards building a more sustainable environment.

“Delivering these Awards each year means we continue to discover the talent and enthusiasm Victorians have for protecting their environment and thinking creatively about new models of sustainability.

“These Awards represent Victoria’s highest recognition for sustainability and acknowledge leadership, innovation and achievement. Each finalist should be congratulated for improving sustainable outcomes across business, government and within the community.”

At Box Hill Institute, the 2016 final year project for building design students provided an exciting opportunity to explore the emerging sustainable construction technology of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT).

Students were set the task to design and document a sustainable mixed-use, predominantly residential building using CLT construction in the rapidly growing area of Box Hill.

To ensure they had all the relevant information and feedback to correctly design and create working drawings, expert industry support was provided.

Now in its 15th year, the Premier’s Sustainability Awards continue to promote leadership and innovation in sustainability, and encourage all Victorians to step up.

The winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony, hosted by media personality Charlie Pickering on Thursday 26 October at the Plaza Ballroom, in Melbourne.

The Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, will personally select the winners of the Premier’s Regional Recognition Award and the Premier’s Recognition Award, which will be presented at the Awards ceremony.

For more information on the Awards, finalists and to purchase tickets for the award ceremony, visit www.sustainabilityawards.vic.gov.au.