Richard Palmer Awarded GBCA’s Green Star Champion for 2020
This annual award recognises the vision, passion and commitment of 40 leaders across the industry who work tirelessly in the delivery of a more sustainable built environment through the GBCA’s Green Star certification program.
“Our inaugural Green Star Champions demonstrate the meaningful long-term change that individuals can effect by ensuring better outcomes for projects and the community through Green Star,” said Davina Rooney, GBCA’s CEO.
“Our Green Star Champions are ambassadors for Australian excellence, for the delivery of world leading projects across our cities and communities. It is their work that helps inspire change across industry by showcasing what is possible.”
Richard’s experience in sustainable design and procurement extends across the full breadth of the built environment: green buildings, sustainable infrastructure, sustainable precincts and future cities.
His thought leadership on sustainable investment and assurance of non-financial performance coupled with his design and delivery experience place him at the forefront of sustainability in the built environment. He integrates emerging trends in mobility, digital disruption, smart grids, healthy cities and reconciliation on urban projects.
Richard’s approach to urban sustainability is from an engineering perspective. His particular specialism is in the fields of Green Building Design and Planning, and Sustainable Urban Infrastructure. His experience and market exposure means Richard is a unique asset that can both manage and deliver sustainability outcomes at a precinct scale.
Congratulations to all of this year’s Green Star Champions! Visit Green Building Council Australia’s website for the full list of their Green Star Champions for 2020.