By Romilly Madew, Chief Executive
Would Mad Men’s Don Draper feel at home in one of the ever-expanding suburbs on the margins of our major cities? I think so.
After all, we continue to embrace a 1950s vision of suburbia in which homes are built for the car, with men trudging off to work while women stay at home to mind the children.
Instead we must look beyond the design of our buildings and begin to consider how we build communities that connect people to employment, entertainment and opportunity.
Read more and have your say.
Tour some of Melbourne's greenest buildings and participate in hands-on green building workshops on 20 March, Day 3 of Green Cities. Spaces are limited in these popular sessions,
so confirm your place today.
GBCA is a proud founding member of EcoDistricts and we are excited to bring the EcoDistricts Summit to Australia for the first time.
Find out more about EcoDistricts.
Are you a small business looking for office space in the Sydney CBD that is conveniently located and Green Star rated? Join us in the GreenHouse - we have a pod of 5 desks available for sub-lease.
Contact us today.
GBCA and Mission Australia say thank you
In 2013 we donated over $1200 to Mission Australia on behalf of our guest speakers. We would like to thank all the speakers who kindly supported the GBCA throughout last year and made this donation possible.
The Green Star — Design & As Built Feedback Report has just been released. Find out what the industry had to say about a single, streamlined rating tool for the assessment of building design and construction.
Four more industry leaders have now completed their registration as Green Star — Performance PILOT projects. Plus there are over 30 PILOT projects in the process of registering for this new rating tool. If you would like to be one of the first projects to pilot the rating tool, please submit an
expression of interest form.
The GBCA is proud to announce Interface as our 14th Green Star 2014 Thought Leader. Interface is the world's largest designer and maker of carpet tile and a sustainability leader.
Discover more about the Green Star 2014 Thought Leaders.
Are you a GSAP — Communities? Have you been working on a Green Star — Communities PILOT project? We want to hear from you!
The GBCA will be conducting feedback sessions in 2014 to hear your thoughts on the PILOT rating tool credits and their application to projects.
Register your interest here.
Are you keen to help us refine the certification process for Green Star? How should projects demonstrate Green Star compliance? How do you think projects should be assessed? As part of the Green Star 2014 program of works we are reviewing the certification process for Green Star and we need your help.
Find out more and join a workshop.
Opened in late 2013, the BCA Green Mark Platinum-certified CDL Green Gallery in Singapore boasts a modular 'Hempcrete' cladding system, green walls and roof, energy-efficient interior fittings and solar photovoltaic panels that help the building produce more energy than it consumes during the year.
Late last year the World Green Building Council announced their Government Leadership Awards, showcasing Global Excellence in Local Green Building Policy. You can find out more about the winners and their initiatives, including Vancouver's 'Best Green Building Policy' and Christchurch's 'Urban Regeneration Award' as well as Australia's entries from the cities of Melbourne and Port Phillip.
One McNab Avenue, Melbourne
5 Star Green Star — Office Design v3 / VIC
20 Martin Place, Sydney
5 Star Green Star — Office Design v3 / NSW
Caneland Central Extension, Mackay
4 Star Green Star — Retail Centre As Built v1 / QLD
BP Map, Melbourne
5 Star Green Star — Office Interiors v1.1 / VIC