UQ Global Change Institute wins Queensland Development of the Year

University of Queensland's Global Change Institute has taken out the honour of winning the 2016 Queensland Rider Levett Bucknall Development of the Year ahead of the 2016 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall National Innovation and Excellence Awards.

Queensland Executive Director of the Property Council of Australia, Chris Mountford said the Global Change Institute was selected as the state’s best development from the 23 Queensland projects in the running for the prestigious national property awards. 

“UQ’s Global Change Institute demonstrates how buildings can be producers, rather than consumers of natural resources,” Mr Mountford said.

“The building has been designed to achieve a zero energy and zero carbon position and sets a new ideal for sustainable practice,

“The world-leading design has become a valuable research tool for the demonstration of innovative building systems and an exemplar of naturally ventilated operation.

“The Global Change Institute building will provide the perfect environment to inspire its occupants in their research and collaboration on global change.

“The Institute may also take out further honours, as a finalist in two national award categories.

“Queensland’s development industry can be proud of its enduring commitment to innovation and excellence which is producing world leading projects like the Global Change Institute.”

The Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards celebrate leading practice within Australia’s property development and investment industries.

Rider Levett Bucknall has partnered with the Property Council of Australia to present this awards program since 1982.

National award winners will be announced at the Innovation and Excellence Awards Gala Dinner, to be held in Sydney on Friday 3 June 2016.

For a full list of finalists please visit http://www.propertycouncilawards.com.au