Congratulations to Rob Ford for passing his exam to become reaccredited as a Green Star Accredited Professional (GSAP). He is currently the only registered architect based in Tasmania with this qualification. This puts him at the forefront of sustainability knowledge in the built environment and means he can confidently guide projects through Green Star certification, should that be required. While working in Western Australia, Rob was previously accredited between 2010 to 2015, where he worked on Green Star As Built projects, so he brings this previous experience to Tasmania.
Given the rapidly changing nature of sustainability within the built environment, Rob will need to maintain his GSAP status by obtaining 15 Continuing Professional Development points related to sustainability each year, which includes work on Green Star projects.
This achievement aligns with one of our values: To put the environmental, cultural and financial sustainability at the centre of our work and activity. It also demonstrates that we invest heavily in Continuing Professional Development for our staff, in their chosen areas of expertise. This is turn helps us to provide better advice and service to our clients.
Xsquared Architects is a member of the Green Building Council of Australia and is a leader in sustainability practices as evidenced by:
- The Ibis Styles Hotel Hobart being certified as Australia’s first and only 5-star Green Star hotel
- The Hopkins Street Affordable Housing Project achieving Tasmania’s first 5-star Green Star Multi-residential certification. This project is the subject of a case study by the Green Building Council of Australia and is recognised by Monash University as being one of Australia’s innovative social housing projects.