GBCA Green Building Voice
Oct 2013 issue
GBCA celebrates 10 years
GBCA Courses
Green Star - Design & As Built Foundation Course
Fri 1 Nov, Sydney
Thur 14 Nov, Melbourne

Green Star - Performance Foundation Course
Wed 30 Oct, Adelaide
Mon 4 Nov, Perth
Thur 7 Nov, Sydney
Fri 8 Nov, Brisbane
Tues 12 Nov, Melbourne
Wed 13 Nov, Canberra

Green Star Certification Workshop 
Mon 21 Oct, Perth
Tues 12 Nov, Sydney
Fri 15 Nov, Melbourne

Green Star - Communities Foundation Course
Tues 19 Nov, Adelaide
Thur 21 Nov, Perth

Green Star - Communities Climate Adaptation and Resilience Master class 
Wed 20 Nov, Melbourne

*NEW Green Star Innovation Course
Wed 30 Oct, Sydney
Tues 12 Nov, Melbourne

Online learning

Earn & learn any time with our Green Star online modules
GBCA Events
Meet the Stars – SA Police HQ
Thur 14 Nov,  Adelaide 
Site Tour: 99 Elizabeth Street
Tue 30 Oct, Sydney 
Site Tour: The Camperdown Project
Tue 12 Nov, Sydney
Site Tour: 8 Central Ave
Thu 28 Nov, Sydney

In the Know: Green Star - Performance
Tue 29 Oct, Adelaide 
Wed 6 Nov, Perth
Wed 13 Nov,  Canberra

Green Star - Design & As Built 2014 Info Session
Tue 22 Oct, Melbourne
Tue 29 Oct, Adelaide
Wed 6 Nov, Perth

Sustainable Industrial Summit
Mon 18 Nov, Melbourne

Sustainable Communities and Infrastructure
Thur 28 Nov, Sydney  
Site Tour: 150 Charlotte St
Thur 5 Dec, Brisbane  
Industry Events
Successful Facility Management
Fri 18 Oct, Melbourne

Institute for Sustainable Futures – Travel Planning
Mon 21 Oct, Sydney

Solar on your Building
Tues 22 Oct, Melbourne

Disruptive Innovation in Clean Technology – Energy Storage
Thur 24 Oct, Adelaide

BCA Essentials
Wed 30 Oct, Sydney
Thur 31 Oct, Darwin

CitySmart Leaders New World Infrastructure Forum
Mon 18 Nov, Brisbane


"Edge Environment is delivering sustainable asset optimisation for clients by combining life cycle costing, life cycle assessment and social impact assessment to determine lowest whole of life cost. Edge can deliver numerous innovation points for your next Green Star project through this service and others such as climate change risk assessment and adaptation strategy, building product and whole building life cycle assessment and sustainable procurement strategy."

Marlon Kobacker
Associate Director

Celebrating our successes

By Romilly Madew, Chief Executive

In our non-stop world, it's easy to place our immediate focus on the next task and forget to reflect on what we've just achieved. But by ignoring our wins we miss a vital opportunity to encourage greater success. Celebrating success reminds us of why we set our goals in the first place. Celebrating success also reinforces that change does matter - that it is happening here and now - and that change need not be a scary thing. Read more and have your say.

New GBCA board members

Last month we appointed five new Board Directors who will help us drive industry engagement and collaboration and deliver our Green Star 2014 program of works. The new Directors are Tanya Cox from Dexus Property Group, John Flecker from Brookfield Multiplex, Mark Gray of Leighton Properties, Rob Sindel from CSR and Mark Steinert of Stockland. Read more.

Join our trade delegation to India in 2014

Austrade invites GBCA members to attend a market briefing video conference on green buildings and sustainability sectors, and to join a GBCA-led trade delegation to India in February 2014. Express your interest by 31 October and participate in the briefing conference on 7 November.

Participate in the McGraw-Hill BIM survey

The GBCA is pleased to partner with McGraw-Hill Construction on a new survey into the adoption and implementation of building information modelling technology in Australia and New Zealand. Complete the survey.

Going to Greenbuild? Get in touch

The USGBC's Greenbuild international conference and expo is taking place in Philadelphia this November. We’ll be sending a small delegation, so if you’re planning to attend please let us know.

Green Star – Performance now available 

Last week we released the Green Star – Performance rating tool at a special event at the Sydney Opera House. We’d like to thank all of the sponsors and supporters who have helped make Green Star – Performance possible, in particular the rating tool’s Principal Sponsor, Australand. Check out the rating tool online and get in touch with us to learn more and register your building for assessment

New Green Star rulings to slash certification costs

As part of our Green Star 2014 program of works, we’ve released a new round of rulings that could save your project up to $50,000. Discover how.

Design & As Built – provide your feedback

Green Star rating tools are only successful when they meet your needs, so we’re inviting feedback from Green Star users on the proposed scope, objectives, features and development process for the new Green Star – Design & As Built rating tool. Respond to our consultation paper to tell us what you think.

Have your say on our LCA credits

We’ve developed two new life cycle assessment based Green Star credits and we want to know what you think. Let us know by responding to our discussion paper

The Key Spec 1, VIC

“For Australand, the main driver for achieving a Green Star rating – even when we’re undertaking a speculative development – is the advantage it can provide in securing tenants. A Green Star rating gives us an extra edge in our marketing, as it provides credible, third party assurance,” says Sustainability Manager, Paolo Bevilaqua of Australand’s decision to pursue Green Star for Australand’s The Key Spec 1 development in Keysborough Victoria. Read more

CitySwitch Award submissions now open

Nominations for the 2014 FuturArc Prize and FuturArc Green Leadership Awards now open

New report: Low Carbon Green Growth: Tracking Progress in Australia’s Built Environment Towards a Green Economy

2013 Green Globe Awards winners

Australian Cleantech Competition 2013 winners announced

Institute of Technical Education HQ and College Central, Singapore

ITE College Central boasts the most expansive green wall installations in a single development in the world. Around 5,300 square metres of living walls, reaching a height of 35 metres adorn the façade of the campus blocks, protecting the interior spaces from the intense Singapore sun and significantly reducing the energy consumption associated with air-conditioning. Discover more

Better building results for the Better Buildings Partnership

The City of Sydney’s Better Buildings Partnership has released new data showing that its members are saving more than $25 million a year on electricity bills and have reduced their buildings’ emissions by an average of three per cent per year from 2005/6 despite a 14 per cent increase in the amount of space leased over the same period. Read more.

140 William Street Fitout (stage 2)

5 Star Green Star – Office Interiors v1.1 / WA 

Kimberley Land Council Office

4 Star Green Star - Office Design v3 / WA

ISIS Group Australia Pty Ltd: WA Office

4 Star Green Star - Office Interiors v1.1 / WA

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