GISS has been awarded another two awards for new classrooms

The German International School Sydney has been awarded another two awards for our pioneering Passivehouse classrooms - an excellent project, showcasing innovation in sustainability within the education sector. 

The Timber Design Awards, now in their 23rd year, are distinguished by a proud heritage of innovation and achievement. The Awards promote and encourage outstanding timber design within all of Australia. The new classrooms stand out across the Australian education sector as one of the few highly energy efficient and sustainable school buildings. As the jury noted: 

"This is the first demountable classroom built using CLT in Australia that has been designed to the international Passivehouse standard. It has a highly energy efficient envelope so there is no heating and minimal cooling required. Built with near zero waste and installed with minimal disruption of the landscape, each classroom was installed in less than 90 minutes. It’s a fantastic example of what can be achieved cost-effectively, and a unanimous choice as a well-deserved winner of the Sustainability Award. Well done!”

For a small project like these classrooms to already have won three significant awards speaks about the quality of the outcome achieved by all participants, and particularly about the enthusiasm and dedication of GISS for a sustainable future for all students. 

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