Jeffrey Robinson and Quentin Jackson have been recognised by the Green Building Council of Australia as inaugural Green Star Champions 2020
16 June 2020 – Two Aurecon sustainability leaders have been recognised by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) as inaugural Green Star Champions 2020.
Aurecon’s Technical Director, Jeffrey Robinson, and Sustainability Leader, Australia, Quentin Jackson, join peers from organisations such as ISPT, Lendlease, the University of Melbourne, AMP Capital Investors and Frasers Property Group in being recognised as Green Star Champions.
Green Building Council of Australia CEO, Davina Rooney, said the award recognised the vision, passion and commitment of leaders across industry who work to deliver a more sustainable built environment through the GBCA’s Green Star certification.
“Our Green Star Champions are ambassadors for Australian excellence, for the delivery of world leading projects across our cities and communities,” Rooney said. “It is their work that helps inspire change across industry by showcasing what is possible.”
Jeffrey Robinson, who has provided sustainability advice for many iconic projects, including the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and Monash Woodside Building for Technology and Design, said that throughout his 33-year career he had always believed the property sector could do better in the design, construction and operation of buildings and communities to minimise the impact on the environment and create healthy and sustainable places and that continues.
“I have always pushed for change in the property and construction industries and I am currently focusing on pushing for change to improve the way we design and construct our buildings so that well insulated airtight buildings become the norm and not the exception,” Robinson said.
“I am passionate about achieving practical sustainable outcomes that are cost effective and have a positive impact on our environment,” Jackson said.
Aurecon’s Managing Director, Built Environment, Tim Spies, congratulated the GBCA for recognising the work of Green Star accredited professionals.
“The built environment is responsible for approximately 30 per cent of carbon emissions, and I know that it is the passion and commitment of Jeff, Quentin and their sustainability peers that will make the difference in reducing this through their expertise in the application of emerging technologies,” Spies said.
Listen to Quentin talk about how to create more sustainable buildings in the Property Council of Australia’s ‘The Property Puzzle’ podcast.