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FROM THE MD’S DESK – THE YEAR THAT WAS

With 2018 nearly upon us, it’s time to take a look back on 2017 and see what the Floth team got up to.

This year, Floth had the honour of working with the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) on a number of networking events and foundation courses, including;


  • Presenting Floth HQ, 69 Robertson Street, Fortitude Valley at the Sydney and Melbourne Green Star Design & As Built foundation courses via videoconference.
  • Hosting the Brisbane Green Star foundation courses, including extensive site tours of the Floth office.
  • Hosting a satellite site tour of Floth HQ for World Green Building Week, Floth was also opened for visitors to explore the site in real time.
  • Hosting the GBCA Boardroom lunch for C-level executives to foster relationships and mutually common goals between the GBCA, industry leaders and Government.

Floth also opened its Brisbane office to the local collaborative of Living Building Challenge for evening meetings to discuss sustainable building design beyond the GBCA’s Green Star.

2017 also saw Floth’s head office at 69 Robertson Street, Fortitude Valley achieve an impressive list of Australian firsts and multiple award wins for its sustainability initiatives, including;


  • Winner of the 2017 Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Business Awards for the Energex Award for Sustainability in Business.
  • Winner of the 2017 Property Council of Australia Innovation and Excellence Awards for the Best Sustainable Development – New Buildings.
  • Winner of the World Green Building Council 2016 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards for the Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance category.
  • Winner of the 2016 UDIA (Qld) Awards for Excellence in the Consultants Excellence category.
  • The first six star Green Star Design and As Built v1.1 certified rating in Australia.
  • The first building to formally and publicly adopted the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council’s (ASBEC) standard definition of a zero carbon building.
  • The first six star NABERS Indoor Environment rating in Australia.

We are incredibly proud to have such a dedicated and hardworking team here at Floth, and these wins would not have been possible without them.

Floth’s recent successes have been highly commended by leading industry executives. Take a look at what Romilly Madew, Lee Siang, Suzanne Toumbourou and Dr Christhina Candido said.

  • Romilly Madew, CEO, The Green Building Council of Australia – “Floth has been a member of the GBCA for a decade, and the team has worked on a remarkable 41 Green Star projects. Achieving the first 6 Star Green Star – Design & As Built rating in Australia paves the way for the rest of the industry. We congratulate the Floth team for its green leadership.”
  • Lee Siang, Chair of the World Green Building Council – “I can totally understand why Floth wins the APN award. Once again congratulations for an excellent project.”
  • Suzanne Toumbourou, Executive Director, Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council–“We are pleased that 69 Robertson Street has been designed to comply with our zero carbon building standard definition. This is the first project that has formally and publicly adopted this standard and we commend Floth for this achievement.”
  • Dr Christhina Candido, The University of Sydney – After running the occupant satisfaction survey component of Floth’s NABERS Indoor Environment rating advised it is a “very strong contender to top our BOSSA Time-Lapse database.”

Here at Floth we are passionate about sustainability and believe that we should embrace our philosophy and continuously look for opportunities to improve our workspace.

This year we have been targeting a number of sustainability certifications, including;


  • The National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) Energy and Water.
  • The US Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) New Design and Construction rating system.
  • A gold WELL Certification for New and Existing Interiors in Floth’s HQ.

From myself and the team at Floth, we hope you have a joyous holiday season and I look forward to working with you in 2018.

R. Glenn Ralph
Managing Director

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FROM THE MD’S DESK – THE YEAR THAT WAS

This year we were honoured to see our head office at 69 Robertson Street, Fortitude Valley achieve an impressive list of Australian firsts and multiple award wins. These achievements would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication from the entire Floth team.

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