NSW/ACT Awards Submissions

Welcome, to the NSW/ACT Awards Submissions! Here you can review this years PLA Awards of Excellence Submissions. If you have any enquiries about the awards, please feel free to reach out to the National Office team.

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Cessnock West Public School

Best Use of Technology Award

NSW/ACT

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Moir Landscape Architecture

Overview:

Moir LA conducted research using thermal imaging to address the impact of heat in school environments. Data-driven design interventions, including shade enhancements and material selection, transformed the playgrounds into cooler, engaging spaces, benefiting student well-being and learning. The approach utilised accessible technology that offers a scalable solution for mitigating heat impacts industry wide.


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SIMP@CT: Urban Cooling Research

Best Use of Technology Award

NSW/ACT

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Sydney Olympic Park Authority in association with Western Sydney University

Overview:

Using an innovative approach to urban cooling based on smart technology, SIMPaCT leverages IoT technology, sensors, and data analytics to enhance the efficiency of irrigation systems and optimise water usage. This enables irrigation management based on Machine Learning, digital twinning and scenario modelling. This improves human thermal comfort and a thriving green infrastructure protected from draught impacts. SIMPaCT supercharges maintenance of parks and public spaces. It represents a unique approach that transforms public parks and other green spaces into effective urban cooling assets.


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