Edgewater resident takes gong at Women in Construction awards

Edgewater resident takes gong at Women in Construction awards

EDGEWATER resident Nadja Kampfhenkel has been recognised for her contribution to the environment in the construction industry.

Last month, she was named the winner of the Social Responsibility in Construction Award at the National Association for Women in Construction Awards.

This award acknowledges a “significant contribution to the environment or the community”.

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As the environmental sustainability manager for Lendlease’s Communities business in WA, Ms Kampf-henkel implemented a Builders Construction Waste Recycling Program for the Alkimos Beach development, which achieved 90 per cent recycling rates with participating builders.

She also played a key role in implementing a behaviour change program for residents, including sustainable living workshops, an eco-coaching program and a community-scale battery storage trial.

“Nadja has been instrumental in this new community being awarded Australia’s first 6 Star Green Star Community and all 6 Green Leaves under UDIA’s (Urban Development Institute of Australia) EnviroDevelopment tool,” judges said.

“She has demonstrated the impact developers and constructors can have on the community through the infrastructure they build, by thinking ahead of the pack and ‘out of the box’.”