Brisbane Builders Reach Finals of Eco GreenSmart Awards

Energy efficient eco homes brisbane builder Civic Steel Homes has been recognised as an industry leader by the HIA-Boral GreenSmart Awards. The Brisbane home building company was nominated as a finalist at the prestigious Eco GreenSmart Awards 2011, which is a celebration of notable businesses within the environmentally responsible housing industry. Civic Steel Homes’ sustainability principles are outlined in the eBook: “10 Tips For Energy Efficient Home Design“.

The awards took place in Melbourne and acknowledged excellence across a number of categories, including ‘GreenSmart Home’, ‘Project Home, “Energy Efficiency’ and ‘Residential Development’.

Eco home nomination

A number of eco GreenSmart home businesses were nominated, including Civic Steel Homes in the ‘National GreenSmart House of the Year’ category. General manager Greg Konig says they are delighted to have been included in the line-up:

“The HIA-Boral GreenSmart Awards really does showcase the best of what’s happening within our industry. We’re proud to be included as a finalist, and we see it as a recognition of all the hard work, passion and dedication that goes into the creation of our green smart home designs.”

He added: “The thing that attracts people to our Eco GreenSmart houses is their liveability. We can customise our steel-framed homes to any style, shape or size our clients wish, and our designs go the extra mile to provide sustainable homes of the highest quality.”

A celebration of sustainable house design companies

The HIA-Boral GreenSmart Awards are Australia’s longest running industry awards, and are seen as the benchmark for environmentally responsible building techniques, home design and products.

For a house to be classified as an ‘Eco GreenSmart house’ it must adhere to a number of environmental guidelines, including increased energy efficiency, reduced waste from the building process, and systems in place to enable occupants to waste less and recycle more.  The Housing Industry Association (HIA) use the GreenSmart brand to encourage designers, builders and homebuyers to embrace sustainable housing.

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