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Case Studies

The GBCA works together with local, state and federal governments across Australia to accelerate the transformation of our built environment into one that is healthy, liveable, productive, resilient & sustainable. The following case studies show how leading local governments across the country are improving social, environmental & economic outcomes in their local government areas through Green Star certification.

City of Gosnells in WA achieved a 6 Star Green Star - Public Building v1 rating for the Mills Park Redevelopment project, representing 'World Leadership'. As City of Gosnells Chief Executive Ian Cowie states, "Mills Park isn't just about designing and building a green facility - it's also about engaging the community in a meaningful conversation about sustainability, and actively demonstrating how we can live greener as a community.

Wollongong City Council in NSW achieved a 5 Star Green Star - Performance rating for their Wollongong City Council - Council Administration Building. This achievement highlights that older buildings can still perform at an optimum level given that the Council buildings is 28 years old.

The City of Gosnells in WA achieved a 5 Star Green Star - Office Design rating for the City of Gosnells - Civic Centre Redevelopment. The project had a sustainability premium of $750,000 or 3 per cent on a $26 million project with a payback period of five years.

The Surf Coast Shire in Vic achieved a 5 Star Green Star - Design v3 rating for the Surf Coast Shire - Civic Building. The project is assisting Council achieve its 30 per cent emissions reduction target.

City of Greater Geelong in Vic achieved a 5 Star Green Star - Public Building Design rating for the City of Greater Geelong - Geelong Library & Heritage Centre. This is assisting to achieve a 40 per cent reduction in green house gas emissions compared with business as usual.

Moreton Bay Regional Council in Qld achieved a 5 Star Green Star - Public Building Design rating for the Moreton Bay Regional Council - The Corso, North Lakes. The project has a 50 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to similar sized buildings built to code.

Parramatta City Council in NSW was the first local government in Australia to specify Green Star requirements for Parramatta City Council - Parramatta Square. Every building across the entire precinct will be registered to achieve a Green Star rating including a Green Star - Communities rating.

City of Melbourne in Vic achieved a 6 Star Green Star - Public Building Design rating for City of Melbourne - Library at the Dock. Achieving 'World Excellence' also highlighted that the library was the first public building in the country to be made from Cross Laminated Timber (CLT).

Melton City Council in Vic achieved a 5 Star Green Star - Public Building Design & As Built rating for the City of Melton - Melton Library and Learning Hub .The project has achieved annual utility coast savings of $29,800, including $23,700 savings in gas and $5,000 in water, compared to non-Green Star certified buildings.

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) achieved a 5 Star Green Star - Office Interiors v1.1 rating in 2009 for the GreenHouse.