DIT Graduate named Future Green Leader in Australia

Posted: 30 September, 2014

DIT Graduate making big waves in sustainability Down Under

DIT Graduate Rory Martin was today named the first ever Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA’s) 2014 ‘Future Green Leader’.  The award aims to recognise up-and-coming sustainability specialists in the property and construction sector in Australia.  The Future Green Leader Award was supported and judged by Australand and Interface. 

“Rory Martin is an emerging leader who is making big waves in the sustainability space, and his passionate commitment to sustainability and exceptional achievements should inspire other young people to embrace sustainable thinking,” says GBCA Chief Executive, Romilly Madew.

With solid experience in design, consultancy, project delivery and industry standards Rory has delivered on projects across North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australia.

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Managing Director of Australand, Bob Johnston, says: ““The judging panel was impressed with the depth of Rory’s experience, the sustainable outcomes he has already achieved on a wide range of projects, and his thoughtful articulation of the opportunities presented by embracing sustainable thinking.”

Managing Director of Interface Australia Clinton Squires, says: “Rory is a ‘rising star’ of sustainability and deserves recognition for his commitment to buildings that respond to their climate, are economic anchors, aesthetically appealing and healthy places for people.  This is the direction our future green leaders are facing.”

Rory graduated from DIT in 2008 with a Degree in Architecture.  Speaking of his award, Rory paid tribute to his education in DIT.  “The seeds for this interest in Sustainability were laid many years ago in DIT Bolton St and its great to see the path it has set me on” said Rory. 

As National Sustainability Leader, Rory leads dwp | Suters’ sustainability team and is charged with ensuring the holistic delivery of sustainability across project sectors and operations. A Green Star Accredited Professional, Rory is also responsible for policy development and implementation, design reviews, integration of environmental modelling within BIM practices, marketing, reporting and strategic planning.

Passionate about embedding sustainability across the spectrum of the industry, Rory says “sustainability is an exciting, ever-changing area”.  He argues that sustainable design is just good design – and is about finding solutions that “minimise environmental impact, provide greater social benefit for building occupants and users, while still meeting economic targets.”

Congratulations Rory!


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