A magnificent Australian and dear friend passed away on the weekend.

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Heroes who change your life and the world as well

A magnificent Australian and dear friend passed away on the weekend. Phillip Toyne had a tremendous impact on the industry and the success of the GBCA and serves as a reminder that passion and persistence change lives – and change the world too.

 
 

Three cheers for Australand’s performance

Congratulations to Australand for securing the first ever Green Star – Performance rating for an entire portfolio of buildings. Australand holds the title for the largest Green Star footprint in the country.

Will all rising stars please stand up

The 2015 Future Green Leader Award is now open for entries. We’re on the hunt for the big thinkers, daring dreamers and passionate people committed to a more sustainable future. If you’re under 30, apply now. Proudly sponsored by Australand and Interface.

Greenville Developments

“Committed to the power of sustainable simplicity, Greenville Developments upcycles shipping containers into multipurpose buildings that are affordable, eco-friendly and aesthetically remarkable," says Beverley Honig, CEO, Greenville Developments.

     

Strong support of good planning rewarded

The Planning Institute of Australia gave our CEO, Romilly Madew, a round of applause in May, naming her an Honorary Fellow for her long-term commitment to sustainable buildings and places for everyone.

Join us at the WorldGBC Congress

This year’s WorldGBC Congress looks at ‘Thinking Beyond: A Pathway to Future Sustainable City Development’. We’re gathering together senior GBCA staff, board members and member organisations to attend. Join us 27-31 October.

Green Star Technical Update

Access new resources that help Green Star Legacy projects find a better pathway to certification. Join a Green Star – Communities v1 feedback workshop. Plus, online info sessions on new generation rating tools are now free for members.

 
Green Building Day on demand

Missed out on Green Building Day in May? Or just after a re-cap? We’ve taken this popular event online, so you can view the full program or pick and choose sessions that interest you. Get an expert perspective on creating great places for people, whenever you want, wherever you are. 

Green Star – Performance Foundation Course

Learn the fundamentals of Green Star – Performance and get your building operating at its peak potential. This foundation course covers the business case for sustainable operations and facilities management, the online rating tool, the categories and credits, and the steps to certify a project.

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Walking the sustainability talk

When 800-808 Bourke Street opened its doors in 2003, it was the first commercial office building in Melbourne’s Docklands and Green Star was in its infancy. But through a strong partnership, The GPT Group and NAB achieved Australia’s first Green Star – Performance rating.

A nation young and free or sedentary and fat?

Despite our reputation as an active nation, we are a country of couch-dwellers, with eight in 10 Australians not meeting the national guidelines for physical activity. The Heart Foundation’s ‘Blueprint for an active Australia’ outlines what the built environment industry can do to get Australians moving again. 

 
 
 
 
 

 

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