Living Future Institute Australia Board Chair brings Asia Pacific experience to the International Living Future Institute
SEATTLE, 28 MAY 2019
The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) announced today that Paolo Bevilacqua, Frasers Property Australia’s General Manager - Real Utilities and Chair of the Board of Living Future Institute Australia (LFIA), has become a member of the Board of Directors.
ILFI administers the Living Building Challenge–widely recognized as the world’s most ambitious green building program–which is transforming the building sector through strategies such as zero energy, toxic-free materials, and onsite rainwater collection and use.
“The Institute is delighted to bring Paolo onto our Board,” said Amanda Sturgeon, CEO of ILFI. “Paolo has been a tireless and passionate advocate for the Institute’s programs in the Australia Pacific region and will bring the ILFI board a strong vision for collaboration and partnership that will continue to grow our programs globally,” she added.
“I am honored to be joining the Board of an organization that has defined what good looks like for buildings, products and communities worldwide,” said Paolo. “The ILFI programs are recognized as the most advanced and rigorous in the world. They are challenging, yet attainable when the right combination of talent, passion and intent is brought together. It is incredible to see leaders all around the world take on this challenge, including Frasers Property Australia’s very own retail team, which is developing the world's first Living Building shopping center. I look forward to bringing my knowledge and experience with the LFIA and the Asia Pacific real estate market to help scale the ILFI programs even further,” he added.
Paolo has over 15 years of experience in the property industry and is one of Australia’s leading sustainability professionals, responsible for delivering cutting-edge sustainability solutions to many high-profile projects across various sectors. Paolo now heads Real Utilities, a recently established carbon neutral energy retailer and utilities business wholly owned by Frasers Property Australia. In addition to being Chair of LFIA, he is also a member of the Property Council of Australia’s National Sustainability Roundtable.