(L-R) Jeff Oatman, GBCA; Paolo Bevilacqua, Frasers Property Australia; Lisa Hinde, JLL; John Richardson, Interface.

JLL sustainability analyst Lisa Hinde has been named the Green Building Council of Australia’s 2015 “Future Green Leader”.

The award, announced as part of this week’s World Green Building week, recognises emerging leaders in the sustainable property and construction space. Ms Hinde took out top spot among a field of 14 competitive finalists.

“Lisa has made an extraordinary contribution to sustainability during her short career,” GBCA chief executive Romilly Madew said.

“In the last semester of her masters, Lisa was hired by JLL as an intern to pull together the submission for Commonwealth Bank Place’s Green Star – Performance rating.”

This led to the first 6 Star Green Star rating for existing building operations.

Ms Hinde has a masters degree in sustainable development from the University of New South Wales, and has been a volunteer working on sustainability projects overseas, including in Vanuatu and South Africa.

The award was judged by Frasers Property Australia and Interface.

“The judges were impressed with Lisa’s achievements, but also with her inspiring ideas, particularly for a downloadable GBCA app able to provide design teams with accurate and up-to date information on Green Star,” Frasers Property Australia general manager, sustainability Paolo Bevilacqua said.

Managing director of Interface Australia Clinton Squires said Ms Hinde’s achievements would “inspire other young people to embrace sustainable thinking”.

This is only the second year of the Future Green Leader program, with the inaugural award going to dwp | suters’ national sustainability manager Rory Martin in 2014.

Mr Martin said the award had reshaped his career.

“I’ve been able to meet with industry leaders in sustainability, and have been guided by an exceptional mentor who has given me the confidence to push my career to even greater heights,” he said.

Ms Hinde will receive a one-year VIP pass to unlimited GBCA events, courses, site tours and online learning, a speaking spot at Green Building Day and three mentoring sessions with an industry leader.