Infrastructure Sustainability Award Nominations Open

Infrastructure Sustainability Award Nominations Open

The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) annual Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) Award nominations are now open to all ISCA members and industry partners.

The IS Awards recognise and reward projects, assets, organisations and individuals who demonstrate leadership in advancing sustainable outcomes in infrastructure across Australia and New Zealand.

“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,” said Ainsley Simpson, CEO of ISCA.  

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

Award Categories for 2018:

  1. IS Organisational leadership
  2. IS Individual leadership award
  3. IS Emerging Young leadership award
  4. IS Innovation and Impact Award
  5. IS Outstanding – Design Award (based on certified score)
  6. IS Outstanding – As Built Award (based on certified score)

The Emerging Young Leadership Award recognises the individual, under 30 years of age, whom 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,” said Ainsley.  

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

Nomination forms can be found here, and should be submitted to info@isca.org.au by 24th of August. Finalists will be announced in October.

Held in Sydney on 17th of October, tickets are now available for the black-tie Gala Awards dinner, hosted by Logie award-winner and star of Utopia, Dilruk Jayasinha.

“Join us for the infrastructure sustainability night of nights and rub shoulders with the leaders of this impactful community” said Ainsley.

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%; which has equivalent environmental benefit of diverting all household waste of Dunedin for 2 years,
  • Avoided enough water to fill 67,000 Olympic swimming pools.
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