The report found that 85 per cent of the Australian architects, engineers, contractors and building owners surveyed have been involved in green building projects to date.The report surveyed over 1,200 architects, contractors, building developers and owners in Australia, Southeast Asia and China, and found the key driver of sustainable design across all countries surveyed is ‘being part of an industry that values the environment’.
Autodesk Business Unit Manager Michael Beer said the industry is responding to demand for sustainable design but observed that its adoption is an evolutionary process. “If you think of five years ago, sustainable design was on the radar and I would say the mood of the current climate is that it is becoming a more mainstream, more quickly,” he explained.
A highlight of this year’s FuturArc event was the inaugural FuturArc prize, the first green building design competition in Asia Pacific, created to demonstrate the capabilities of sustainable design. The competition, sought green design solutions for three pre-selected sites, including Brisbane, Australia.
Edy Lim, who studied architecture at the University of New South Wales, submitted the winning design for Brisbane.