In 2015 building small will become sexy

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Does size matter?

Here’s my first big, bold prediction for the year: 2015 will be the year that small becomes sexy. Australians currently build some of the largest new houses in the world. As our population grows and our cities expand, we will need to challenge this ‘supersize-me’ thinking.


Places where people want to be

Green Star – Interiors drives the development of healthy, productive and sustainable interior fitouts for all types of development. The result is places where people want to be. Green Star – Interiors v1 is now available for registrations.

Sustainable site-seeing anyone?

Take a sustainability site-seeing tour of Melbourne on Day 3 of Green Cities. There are four sites to choose from, including Australia's first timber high rise apartment building and the first 6 Star Green Star public building.

Green Star Technical Update

Green Star – Interiors v1 is now available for registrations, register for a project certification workshop, and your last chance to join the Green Star Steering Committee.


Brisbane Airport takes off

The first Green Star – Communities rating has been awarded to Brisbane Airport. Comprising 2,700 hectares of land, this site will house more than 50 different buildings and has set new sustainability benchmarks for airports around the world.

Advocacy 'runs on the board'

In 2014, more public buildings achieved Green Star ratings than ever before. Just one of the many wins for the GBCA Advocacy Team. Learn more about their submissions to government, new members, resources and policy wins.

Cummins Power Generation

“We believe in partnering with our customers and all stakeholders to produce the cleaner, healthier and safer world we all desire.” David Eccleston, Business Development Manager - Energy Solutions Business

Creating Shared Value

Is ‘shared value’ just another business buzz word or the missing piece to solve the word’s biggest social problems? This special event features speakers from Nestle, TuShare, GPT and Social Ventures Australia.

Green Star – Design & As Built Foundation Course

Green Star – Design & As Built rates the design and construction of any building as well as major refurbishments – not just offices. Learn the foundations of this new rating tool. Sponsored by Global Green Tag.

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dsquared office fitout

Location, location, location. dsquared Consulting’s new office fitout is the second project nationwide to achieve a Green Star – Interiors rating and demonstrates how a strategic location, smart ideas and a simple approach can add up to a great sustainable workplace.

City of Joondalup

The City of Joondalup was awarded the 2014 Department of Transport TravelSmart Award for the city’s Walkability Plan. The City of Joondalup recognises cycling and walking as vital components of the transport system that help to foster healthy, sustainable and safe communities.



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