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Green Guide to Government Policy

Advocating green policies

Thu 30 Apr, 2009 Advocacy

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The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has built strong relationships with federal, state and local government decision-makers to promote and support the industry's transition to greener buildings.

The GBCA works with government, industry and the community to:

  • Lead the property industry in partnership with government to develop effective policies and regulation that will secure an environmentally sustainable property industry
  • Establish Green Star as the environmental rating tool of choice
  • Collaborate with government to increase national minimum standards within Australia's building code
  • Develop appropriate labelling and performance standards of materials and products
  • Deliver industry-leading events, training and conferences to expand knowledge about Green Star and green building practices
  • Connect with other organisations around the world, such as the World Green Building Council, to accelerate global sustainable building.

Achieving significant emissions reductions requires immediate action from government, industry and the community. With the right policy mix and support, a substantial reduction in Australian greenhouse gas emissions is achievable without significant adjustments to our lifestyle.

The GBCA's national reach

The GBCA became an organisation with genuine national coverage in 2008 when state managers were appointed to provide an 'on the ground' presence. The state managers liaise with members and project teams undertaking Green Star certification, and engage with state and local governments to pursue the GBCA's advocacy priorities.

2009 advocacy wins

Find out more about the GBCA's advocacy successes in 2009.

Last updated Wed 5 Oct 2011