Australia leading the way in sustainable living

Australia leading the way in sustainable living


Did you know that Australia is a leader in the world of clean technology? You possibly did, given that sustainability has been a huge topic in the media in recent years and governments are now legislating to ensure that building practices focus on energy efficiency and sustainability. But you might be surprised to know just how cutting edge we are.

According to a recent article in DesignBuildSource, the recent 2012 Australian Clean Technologies Competition demonstrates just how innovative this country of ours is in terms of clean technology development.

The Competition is an initiative of the Gillard Government’s $58.4 million Buy Australian at Home and Abroad initiative and is supported by Enterprise Connect, Commercialisation Australia, CSIRO and Austrade. The emerging Cleantech sector covers a range of growth industries that will move the concept of sustainable living from theory into the realm of practical reality.

The article also touches on the enormous potential for promoting our clean technology to Indonesia which has become more and more focused on sustainable building practices.

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Dion Seminara Architect


Hi, I am Dion Seminara, practicing architect and licensed general builder for 20 years as well as an environmental sustainable design (ESD) expert. I graduated from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with honours, QLD in 1989. Registered as an architect in 1991 and registered as a builder in 1992, I am also a fellow member of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA). Having received 12 ArCHdes Residential Architecture Awards, LJ Hooker Flood Free Home Design Award and the 2016 AIA Regional Commendation for Public Architecture, my expertise with both residential renovation (to all types of houses, especially Queenslanders, 50s/60s/80s), new contemporary homes and luxury residences has earned me a reputation as one of Brisbane's architectural specialists in lifestyle design architecture, interior design and landscape design.