Nominations open for Infrastructure Sustainability Awards

Nominations are now open for the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) annual Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) Award, to recognise and reward projects, assets, organisations and individuals who demonstrate leadership in advancing sustainable infrastructure outcomes.

According to CEO of ISCA, Ainsley Simpson, ISCA’s role is to uplift the industry and drive higher performance in delivering sustainable outcomes.

“We do this with the IS framework and also by recognising the leaders who go above and beyond to bring about positive change,” Ms Simpson said.

Following industry feedback, ISCA has introduced two new awards in 2018; Emerging Young Leadership Award, Innovations and Impact Award and separated the Outstanding Achievement Award to include ‘As Built’ and ‘Design’.

Award categories for 2018 are:

  • IS Organisational leadership
  • IS Individual leadership award
  • IS Emerging Young leadership award
  • IS Innovation and Impact Award
  • IS Outstanding – Design Award (based on certified score)
  • IS Outstanding – As Built Award (based on certified score)

The Emerging Young Leadership Awards recognises the individual, under 30 years of age, who best exhibits the most outstanding performance, leadership and greatest potential to advancing infrastructure sustainability in Australasia.

“We’ve introduced the Emerging Young Leadership award to acknowledge the significant contribution of young leaders in shaping the future of sustainable infrastructure. The knowledge, enthusiasm and innovative ideas young people bring to the industry constantly inspires me,” Ms Simpson said.

The Innovations and Impact Award replaces the IS Impact Award and recognises an active project that has thought outside the square about innovative sustainable solutions.

Since the sustainability performance framework was developed for infrastructure in 2012, the IS rating scheme has been deployed on more than $103 billion worth of infrastructure spend across 91 projects in Australia and New Zealand. ISCA’s IS rating tool measures the impacts of these projects, which have collectively:

  • Avoided 18.7million tonnes of CO2-e; equivalent of powering the households of Brisbane for a year
  • Reduced materials by 74 per cent; which has equivalent environmental benefit of diverting all household waste of Dunedin for two years
  • Avoided enough water to fill 67,000 Olympic swimming pools

Nominations should be submitted to [email protected] by 22 August, with finalists announced in October.

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