A word from GBCA Chief Executive Officer, Romilly Madew
The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has opened nominations for members who wish to participate in our State Industry Groups. The groups will be active in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.
People are usually highly aware of the expensive, high-tech or complicated sustainability features in buildings, but don’t remember the simple, cheap or reliable features that ‘get the job done’.
The demand for transparency – from paddock to plate or factory to retail outlet – is having a profound impact across entire supply chains.
In January the GBCA hosted a full day workshop with stakeholders from around the country to determine how we can encourage a shift to sustainable homes in Australia.
Inspired by the natural world, the Human Nature collection by Interface Australia is made of up to 81 percent total recycled content and can be recycled via Interface’s ReEntry® 2.0 closed loop recycling process.
With the release of Green Star – Design and As Built , this “will take the demand for supply chain transparency to a new level.” Read more from Global GreenTag, Chief Executive Officer, David Baggs.
We may be getting accustomed to built-in obsolescence, but the linear model of ‘take, make and dispose’ no longer stacks up, says Romilly Madew.
Revisions to the Green Star – Multi Unit Residential v1 rating tool represent a “massive move in the right direction,” says Wood & Grieve Engineers’ Sustainability Project Engineer, Cormac Kelly.
“Great cities don't come by accident,” Sydney Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, said at a recent GBCA boardroom luncheon. “They emerge through choices we make and the commitment we bring to ensuring they are sustainable, equitable, inclusive, stimulating and beautiful.”