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Green Gown award added to IMAS mantelpiece

The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies' Hobart waterfront building has added yet another honour to its long list of architectural and building awards.

The building has been highly commended in the Built Environment category of the annual Green Gown Awards, presented during a gathering of sustainability leaders from across Australia and New Zealand in Geelong this week.

It was among 43 finalists from 22 institutions, with 16 winners from 11 institutions announced by Australasian Campuses Sustainability President Leanne Denby and Vice-President of Resources Corey Peterson (University of Tasmania).

Now in their fourth year, the Green Gown Awards see Australasia, the UK and French-speaking Europe go head-to-head in three categories. The top accolades will be announced at a ceremony in the UK on 26 November.

"The Green Gown awards are an important part of recognising the leadership, innovation and dedication that individuals and organisations have achieved within the tertiary sector," the Chief Executive of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership, Kate Harris, said.

"Driving and implementing sustainability is not an easy task and it is important not only to celebrate these successes but for all of us to learn, co-create and collaborate with each other, in order for everyone to benefit from these successes."

Published on: 28 Oct 2015 3:35pm