By Romilly Madew, Chief Executive, GBCA
Is sustainability dead? I’ve been asked this a number of times in recent weeks, as people come to grips with a challenging construction market, shifting public attitudes to climate change, claims of ‘green fatigue’ and a changing political landscape.
Read more and have your say
GBCA member organisations Bluescope Steel, Grocon, Stockland, Cundall and Norman Disney & Young are partnering with us to support important Green Star initiatives over the next 12 months.
Over the past 12 months, the GBCA’s Advocacy team has engaged with all tiers of Australian government to encourage them to provide visionary leadership, facilitate the retrofitting and improvement of existing buildings and shift policy thinking beyond buildings to communities and cities. We’ve had more than 400 meetings with government representatives, completed 35 submissions to government, sent out dozens of media releases and much more.
Find out how the GBCA is advocating for your interests.
The University of Melbourne is Australia's first university to commit to achieving a Green Star - Communities rating.
The current CPD enrolment period has been extended to Wednesday 31 August 2013. To find out what this means for you, please login to your
CPD learning portal.
The GBCA Marketing team is seeking an energetic marketer to help us deliver our social media, e-communications and events promotion activities.
Find out more and apply today.
Parramatta City Council has become the first council to register for the Green Star – Communities PILOT rating tool, signing up their $1.6 billion Parramatta Square urban renewal development and specifying Green Star for all of the precinct’s individual buildings.
We're currently seeking professionals to join the GBCA team as Green Star - Performance Certified Assessors and Techical Experts.
Find out more
After extensive consultation with industry and our waste reference panel, we've introduced new Construction and Demolition Waste Reporting Criteria for projects under the Green Star - Interiors PILOT.
Find out more
The South Australian Government is the first in Australia to seek Green Star – Communities ratings for two urban renewal projects: Bowden and Tonsley.
Join us this month in
Melbourne as we explore the future of the green building industry in Australia - the trends, predictions, latest market research and Green Star opportunities.
Building owners and managers from around the country are expressing their interest in being among the first to capitalise on the many benefits of a Green Star certification for their asset’s operational performance. Join them.
Express your interest in pilot phase participation online by Wednesday 31 July 2013.
The University of South Australia has received a $1.2 million grant from Low Carbon Living to tackle the effects of urban heat island effect in Australian cities.
Read more in The Fifth Estate
A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) suggests that global energy from renewable sources will exceed that from gas, and be double that of nuclear in only three years.
The Fifth Estate has launched the first chapter installment of a new e-Book publication, 'The Tenants & Landlords Guide to Happiness: Best Practice and Green Leasing' in collaboration with Sydney’s Better Buildings Partnership.
The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity breaks new ground for research facility design, with state-of-the-art laboratories, teaching and collaboration spaces that are energy- and water-efficient, and that prioritise the health and wellbeing of students and researchers.
A New Zealand Defence Force building has received the country’s first 5 Star Green Star – Industrial Built rating from the NZGBC. “This is a building that has been designed to ensure NZDF’s maintenance support is highly productive to maximise its support for military operations,” says NZDF Chief Operating Officer, Will Peet.
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, which affected large areas of New York City and New Jersey in 2012, the New York chapter of the USGBC helped establish the NYC Building Resiliency Task Force. The Task Force has made recommendations on how the city can improve building resiliency and increase preparedness for future natural disasters.
Read the report
Currambine Community Centre / WA
4 Star Green Star – Public Building Design PILOT
Gladstone Office and Entertainment Centre / QLD
5 Star Green Star – Office Design v3
Upper West Side Stage 2 / VIC
4 Star Green Star – Multi Unit Residential Design v1
Victoria University Sunshine Construction Futures / VIC
6 Star Green Star - Education Design v1
Westfield Carindale Stage 5 Extension / QLD
4 Star Green Star – Retail Centre As Built v1