For the first Major Breakfast Seminar to be held on 16 March and titled ‘The Paris Agreement, renewable’s and buildings’, Shane Esmore, Umow Lai Director and Head of Sustainability, will focus on the Agreement and the implications for the Australian building sector. The Paris Agreement came into force in November 2016, thirty days after the [...]
The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) named Umow Lai among their top three Leadership Consultancies for Green Star certifications in Australia in 2014. Shane Esmore, Umow Lai Director and Head of Sustainability, had the following to say about the achievement: We strive to provide leadership and innovation in the industry and being at the [...]
The University of Melbourne's redeveloped Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning building, now known as Melbourne School of Design was recently awarded a 6 star Green Star rating which included a full life cycle assessment of the building's material and energy impacts and was awarded 10 innovation credits. For more information on this project, please [...]
The University of Melbourne's new Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning (ABP) building is aiming to set an example for the future designers of high-performing buildings who will pass through its halls. Read the full Ecolibrium Article
The University of Melbourne’s new architecture building has been awarded a 6 Star Green Star Education Design rating, and has become the only building to be awarded all 10 innovation points under Green Star, including the recently added credits for life cycle assessment. Read in full on: The Fifth Estate.
On 29 February 2012 it was announced that Pixel had received the world’s highest LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design*) rating from the US Green Building Council - the first building in Australia to earn this rating. “There are over 44,000 buildings in 120 countries around the world that have used the LEED rating [...]
Achieving a 6 Star rating under the Green Star Office Design v3, the new Government Services Office (GSO) has created a major new building for the revitalisation of Dandenong. It is notable that the project has earned 6 Green Stars without reliance on elaborate on-site generation or other technologies common to other 6 star buildings. [...]
Umow Lai was a finalist in the 2011 - Excellence in Environmental Practices category - announced last night in Sydney. Shane Esmore, a Umow Lai director and their sustainability team leader said: “Being a finalist in this most recognized and respected private sector award is an honour and certainly a testament to the hard working Umow [...]