By Romilly Madew, Chief Executive
Are we building a future in which everyone of a certain age is 'moved on'? In an article for the Sydney Morning Herald last year, comedian Wendy Harmer wondered whether our elderly citizens will be "parked away out of sight and mind in new developments on the city fringes built on razed bushland where there's no public transport, culture, street life or community?"
Get hands-on at Green Cities 2014 and enrol in a master class on Thursday 20 March. With classes in marketing sustainability, green communities and EcoDistricts, revolutionising the residential market and lessons in life cycle assessment, there's something for everyone.
Book now - there's only 4 weeks to go.
Does living a sustainable life make us happier? The GBCA's Robin Mellon explores this question in
Emma is the GBCA Market Development Manager, and is about to embark on a meet and greet tour with organisations across the country. With a background in sustainability and behaviour change, Emma can help you understand the value of Green Star for your business. Whether you're a member organisation or new to Green Star, there are opportunities for you to become involved in creating sustainable buildings, cities and communities.
Request a meeting or give Emma a call today.
It's time to vote for better buildings, cities and communities
As the South Australian and Tasmanian elections draws near, GBCA is calling on state political leaders to strengthen their commitment to more efficient, healthy, productive buildings and communities. Read more about GBCA advocacy priorities in
South Australia and
Congratulations to Tony Arnel from NDY (Life Fellow) and Rob Coombs from Interface (Fellow) who have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to the GBCA and sustainability.
Find out more.
Alan Kay once said 'the best way to predict the future is to invent it.' So join us for part one of an inspiring innovation series. Focused on green technology, this event will highlight emerging technologies affecting our buildings, cities and communities.
Presented by GBCA and the Design Institute of Australia, the interiors roadshow will introduce designers, decorators and architects to sustainable design ideas and the Green Star — Interiors rating tool.
Secure your spot.
Products certified under GECA's 'Cleaning Products' and 'Paints and Coatings' standards have been approved by the GBCA and can now contribute to your Green Star rating.
Find out more.
When Toyota committed to new headquarters in Perth, the brief was clear - a building that matched the company's brand, would deliver environmental savings and achieve a 5 Star Green Star rating.
Find out how Toyota met its sustainable building goals.
Make It Right was founded by Brad Pitt in 2007 as an effort to rebuild safe, sustainable homes in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward after Hurricane Katrina. Make It Right builds homes, buildings and communities for people in need and all projects are LEED Platinum certified, cradle-to-cradle inspired and meet the highest standards of green building - proof that high-quality, healthy homes can be available for everyone.
The Australian Government has released the latest edition of the Your Home technical manual, to which the GBCA contributed. Your Home is Australia's guide to environmentally-sustainable homes. Written by architects, designers and builders, this manual is a powerful resource for people building, buying or renovating a home.
Grab a copy today.
Mirvac is pushing boundaries with the release of its plan for a sustainable future. Find out how Mirvac aims to achieve some big goals, including being net positive by 2030.
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5 Star Green Star — Office Design v3 / QLD
City Central Tower 8
5 Star Green Star — Office As Built v3 / SA
168-170 Railway Parade West Leederville
5 Star Green Star — Office Design v3 / WA
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5 Star Green Star — Multi Unit Residential Design v1 / NSW