Workplaces of the Future Summit
30 Jan, Melbourne
Site Tour: Building 6, Holmesglen Institute of TAFE
12 Feb, Chadstone
The Green Star Success Series: Getting Round 1 Certified
15 Feb, Sydney
21 Feb, Brisbane
Green Cities 2013
6-7 Mar, Sydney
Emergency Shelter Exhibition
1-5 Jan, Melbourne
Sustainable Futures - Travel Planning
25-26 Feb Sydney
21-22 Oct Sydney
22 Mar, Brisbane
Sustainable Futures - Transport and Landuse
8-9 April Sydney
CitySwitch National Award winners announced
This month CitySwitch has recognised leading signatories to the CitySwitch program in state-based award ceremonies around the country. The GBCA congratulates all the award winners including member companies Buildcorp, Dexus, CBRE and Norman Disney & Young.
Siobhan Toohill on moving forward
Property Australia recently interviewed GBCA board member Siobhan Toohill about her latest venture - Pure and Applied, and her thoughts on sustainable cities in the digital age.
Read more in Property Australia.
After her recent trip to Qatar for the COP18 Climate Change Summit negotiations, World Green Building Council CEO, Jane Henley, has called on people around the world to demand leadership from their governments on climate change so that, together, we may shift to a more sustainable pathway to prosperity.
AODP launches global Climate Index for asset owners
The Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) has released the first ever global climate investment index which tracks how big investors are managing climate risk.
Changes to QLD plumbing and drainage laws
In QLD, a new category of plumbing and drainage work has been introduced to cut the red tape associated with routine plumbing and drainage work performed in existing buildings.
"We prove every day that sustainable design saves money as well as resources and places our clients at the very forefront of their field. We are here to innovate. We are proud to be members of the GBCA."
Paul Davy, Director
Twelve months of building green
By Romilly Madew, Chief Executive, Green Building Council of Australia
While the lords a-leaping and pipers piping may be in short supply, we think our collective efforts in 2012 deserve much fanfare and celebration. So, with the festive season in full swing, rather than singing "The Twelve Days of Christmas", we offer you the “12 months of building green”...
New Chair for GBCA
The GBCA’s Board of Directors has elected a new Chair, Daniel Grollo. Mr Grollo leads Australia’s largest privately-owned development and construction company, Grocon, and has been a Board Director of the GBCA since its inception in 2002.
Planning and partnerships for productive, liveable and sustainable cities
This month has seen the launch by the Hon. Anthony Albanese MP of the Australian Government’s State of Australian Cities 2012 report, which outlines the progress and performance of Australia’s 18 largest cities.
Gunter Pauli turns the green economy to blue at Green Cities 2013
Last week saw the announcement of an exciting new Green Cities keynote speaker - Gunter Pauli. Pauli is the mind behind the 'Blue Economy' - an economic movement that goes beyond 'green' to focus on the creation of greater prosperity for people and the planet.
Find out more
New time limits on Green Star - Design ratings for projects registering after 1 January 2013
From 1 January 2013, the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is introducing time limits on the Green Star - Design ratings of projects registering after that date.
BETA testing for Green Star – Performance
The GBCA is now seeking expressions of interest from teams that manage a range of building types for involvement in the BETA testing of draft credits. BETA testing will form one of the last phases of development for Green Star – Performance prior to its release as a PILOT rating tool, and will involve testing of the proposed credit criteria.
Metcash Distribution Centre
While many still consider the terms ‘industrial’ and ‘sustainability’ to be mutually exclusive, Goodman has challenged this long-held notion on a grand scale at their recent development for Metcash in Eastern Creek, Western Sydney. Incorporating over 77,000 square metres of ambient and temperature-controlled warehouse storage areas and 5,500 square metres of A-grade corporate office space, the Metcash Distribution Centre sets a new ‘best practice’ standard for green industrial facilities in Australia.
St. Peter’s Place, San Francisco, US
St. Peter’s Place is a LEED Platinum-certified affordable housing project for adults with developmental disabilities. Located in the Richmond district of San Francisco, this three-storey, nineteen unit project incorporates exceptional accessibility and occupant amenity, in addition to a range of great sustainability features.
NSW releases new 'How to Prepare a Bike Plan' guidelines
Ten years after the first ‘How to Prepare a Bike Plan’ guidelines were produced, NSW Roads and Maritime Services have released the new 2012 version. This guide, while predominately for local councils, can be used by anyone who wants to develop a bike plan, for example schools, hospitals, universities and businesses.
UTas Institute for Marine & Antarctic Sciences / TAS
5 Star Green Star - Education Design v1
No.1 Central Park / NSW
5 Star Green Star - Multi Unit Residential Design v1
Stockland Highland Centre / VIC
4 Star Green Star - Retail Centre As Built v1
Darwin International Airport – Australian Federal Police Facility / NT
5 Star Green Star – Office Design v3
Ingkarni Wardli / SA
6 star Green Star – Education As Built v1
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