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Industry organisations confirm ‘powerful’ merger

The Building Designers Association of Australia (BDAA) has announced a collaborative merger with the Australian Building Sustainability Association (ABSA) that it says will bring a “fresh new energy” to the sustainable building industry.

“For everyone involved, this merger is sure to be a fruitful and progressive one for Australia’s building industry and the nation as a whole,” says the BDAA.

“It represents the combined forces of BDAA, a champion for building designers and the single national association that represents, advocates for, promotes and connects building designers throughout Australia; and ABSA, providing information, accreditation, support and advocacy for thermal performance assessor professionals to promote and foster building sustainability in Australia.”

As a leader in the thermal performance assessment industry, ABSA will give BDAA members ease of access to assessors nationwide as they grow their membership and expand their capability for improved resources and tools.

“ABSA members will gain unprecedented power in terms of their reach, advocacy and creative possibilities,” says the BDAA, “not to mention expansive access to a whole new network of sustainable building designers in need of their services.”

The BDAA says the benefits of the partnership will flow on to the wider Australian building industry and built environment.

“Quality thermal performance assessors are needed to complete and validate every sustainable design,” says the BDAA, “and equally skilled building designers are needed to create and formulate these designs.

“By meeting, networking and collaborating, the members of BDAA and ABSA are bound to form unbeatable teams that fill the Australian built environment with the finest, most sustainable commercial, residential and corporate designs, rendering the environment as a whole more functional, eye-catching and ultimately eco-conscious.”

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