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New collaborators, new opportunities

Published 16th Aug 20 - by ashleyking

The School welcomes the Australian Passive House Associationthe Green Building Institute and the Australian Catholic Anti-Slavery Network as Partners.  

“The School is a world class collaboration to enable a sustainable built environment, and we emphasise collaboration! The School is led by our Partners. They direct and drive everything we do so, we place a lot of time and pride in connecting with industry leading organisations. The addition of Australian Passive House Association, the Green Building Institute and the Australian Catholic Anti-Slavery Network to our Partner cohort diversifies and deepens the School’s expertise and learning resources,” says School CEO, Hayley Jarick.

The Australian Passive House Association (APHA) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation which aims to promote passive-house principles as a way of providing superior indoor comfort and air quality while reducing energy use and carbon emissions from Australia’s buildings. 

APHA CEO Paul Wall says that as “demand for healthy comfortable and low energy homes increases in Australia we need to build capacity to support the burgeoning green economy. Partnering with like-minded organisations will help us build the right type of capacity amongst practitioners to meet the market demand, delivering superior indoor environments for all Australians.“ 

In 2019 Australian Catholic Anti-Slavery Network (ACAN) was established to support over 30 Catholic entities from education, health, social and aged care services, finance and investment to implement a comprehensive modern slavery risk management program. The School is delighted to be a consortium partner to deliver the Modern Slavery Building Links Project with ACAN member the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, and looks forward to hosting project resources and materials to raise awareness of modern slavery and take steps towards the eradication of modern slavery in the construction industry in Australia. 

“Identifying and addressing the risk of modern slavery practices in the operations and supply chains of Catholic building projects is the highest priority for ACAN” says Executive Officer, Alison Rahill. “Therefore, partnering with the Supply Chain Sustainability School to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goal 8.7, the eradication of modern slavery, is essential.”

The Green Building Institute (GBI) is a leading education provider for green skills in the building and property industry. Promoting sustainable and efficient building technology and resources, the benefits of sustainable buildings, ways to reduce waste, reduce energy consumption, reduce carbon emissions, reduce water use and protect natural resources, with a focus on practical training at the ‘boots on the ground’ level. 

“We are pleased to be partnering with the School to provide expertise to the technical committees or advisory boards, and to make our award-winning training platform and content available to School partners and students” says GBI Managing Director, Daniel Wurm. “The transition to sustainability that our industry urgently needs can only be achieved by the sharing of knowledge by leaders.”

Working with Partners, the School is committed to building the sustainability skills of the industry, and so continuously welcome new Partners on board who come from all stages of the value chain and all areas of expertise 

“We keep the School’s resources top quality by ensuring we Partner with organisations that are leaders in their field and maintain a diverse group of collaborators. If that sounds like you, I’d love to hear from you,” says School CEO, Hayley Jarick. 

If you’d like to learn more about becoming a Parter visit here or contact Hayley Jarick.