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In this issue

Goodbye to ‘business as usual’ approach to C02

Australia's leaders recognise green building

GBCA Board welcomes Rod Leaver

GBCA events

Breakfast with the Stars:

Melbourne - 20 March 2009

Perth - 31 March 2009

Leading Green Thinkers:

Sydney - 18 March 2009

GBCA courses

Submissions Workshop:

Brisbane - 11 March 2009

Sydney - 20 March 2009

Office Interiors Workshop:

Brisbane - 18 March 2009

Green Star Accredited Professional Course:

Canberra - 20 March 2009

Brisbane - 23 March 2009

New members

AC Hall Air Conditioning Pty. Ltd

CaesarStone Australia Pty Ltd


City of Belmont Civic Centre

City of Joondalup

Department for Planning and

Infrastructure (WA)

DMA Professional Engineers

DTAC Pty Ltd


Ecoview Report Analyse Control

Edison Consultants Pty Ltd

Electrical Design Pty Limited

Garric Pty. Ltd

Gavin Construction (Qld) Pty Ltd

Jackman Gooden Architects (NT) Pty Ltd

James Cubitt Architects

JHA Consulting Engineers

MAB Corporation

Premier Painting Company

Property Solutions Group Australia

Rotric Pty Ltd

Sharp & Pendrey, A Hastie Owned Company

Sydney Harbour Federation

Systems Supply Pty Ltd

Fast facts


Certified Projects

Registered Projects

Accredited Professionals

Green thinking

Romilly MadewGoodbye to ‘business as usual’ approach to C02

One of the standout findings from McKinsey & Company's latest version of Pathways to a Low-Carbon Economy, showed taking action on climate change will cost less than a half a percent of global GDP.

One of the most detailed analyses of the costs of emissions reductions strategies yet, the report reveals that energy efficiency measures such as retrofitting older buildings and embracing green building practices could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 3.5 billion tonnes annually by 2030. That's 28% less emissions than if we take the 'business as usual' approach. More


Green feature

Australia's leaders recognise green building

GC09Two of Australia's most experienced green politicians will speak at Asia-Pacific's leading green building conference, Green Cities 09.

Peter Garrett, Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, and Malcolm Turnbull, Leader of the Opposition and former Minister for Environment and Water Resources, will both present keynote speeches at Green Cities 09.

Visit the Green Cities website to book tickets.

The GBCA look forward to welcoming all members and guests at the conference on Sunday 1 March.


GBCA news

Latest certified projects

Congratulations to our latest Green Star certified projects:

The Gauge (VIC) - Australia's first 6 Star Green Star - Office As Built certified building

2 Victoria Avenue - WA's first 6 Star Green Star - Office Design v2 certified building

WA's first 6 star Green Star - Office Design v2 rating

The 6 Star Green Star - Office Design v2 certified rating has been awarded to Stockland’s new office building at 2 Victoria Avenue in Perth, becoming the first to achieve this rating in WA. More

GBCA Board welcomes Rod Leaver

Rod LeaverThe Board of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has appointed Rod Leaver to its Board of Directors, replacing Maria Atkinson.

The Chief Executive Officer of Lend Lease Asia Pacific, Rod has almost 30 years' experience in the property investment and funds management industry. More

Winners of Green Designer Scholarship announced

Sponsored by the GBCA and InterfaceFLOR, the Green Designer Scholarship attracted a high calibre of entrants following its launch in 2008. Congratulations to UNSW students Saul Garcia and Lucinda Dryden and University of South Australia student Joshua Billington. More

Green Star Masterclasses to launch in 2009

These half day courses have been tailored to suit the needs of teams working with specific industry Green Star projects. Introduction and advanced courses are available for all new Green Star tools meaning that there is a course to suit any level.

For more information please contact our Education Department on
03 8612 2000 or [email protected]

Be a part of the GBCA Green Building Mission to Germany

See what your counterparts are doing for sustainable Green building in Germany. As part of the CONSENSE conference held in Stuttgart, Germany from 21-27 June, we’re calling for expressions of interest to be part of an Australian delegation. Applications close 27 March 2009. More


Industry news & events

Earth Hour 2009 - The Power of One

Supported by the Green Building Council of Australia, Woodhead and Living Edge, will be hosting a "Power of One" Programme in conjunction with Earth Hour 2009. This programme will not only celebrate the symbolic "switch off of lights", it will also be the culmination of a month of in-house sustainability initiatives to raise awareness of climate change issues and the power of the individual.

Banksia Environmental Awards

The Banksia Awards allow winners and finalists to showcase their environmental achievements publicly to attract industry recognition and funding, boosting your product and company profile in the marketplace. Download an entry kit to enter this year's awards, entries close 11 May.

Financial Review Commercial Property Conference 2009

The global financial crisis has sapped confidence and dried up sources of funding. What does the future hold, for the market, for the investors, developers, constructors and service providers? More

Urban Design for Sustainability 2009

The Urban Design Centre of Western Australia and the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute are offering an intensive one-week unit in Urban Design for Sustainability. It offers a unique opportunity for you to learn more about responsive urban design in general and recent innovative practices. More

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