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A brief history in 10 buildings

Last month, I marked 10 years at the helm of the Green Building Council of Australia as CEO. Nothing tells the story of the evolution of our industry better than the buildings the GBCA has been involved with constructing during that time. Reflecting on the 1,050 Green Star projects we’ve certified to date, a number stand out. They left an impact on me and the industry.


Green Building Day 2016

We’ll be visiting four states this May and June to explore the implications of the ‘2 degree world’. For a limited time, members receive an Early Bird rate, which must finish Friday 15 April. Book now.

New green building partnership

Our new partnership with the Living Future Institute of Australia and the International Living Future Institute aims to create healthier, resilient, equitable and ecologically restorative building practices.


“Our membership with the GBCA is a platform for us to connect with peers in the industry, as well as create a reference point for our approach to green building design.” Amir Girgis, Associate Sustainability Manager.


WorldGBC Regional Leadership Awards

Send us your nominations for the most sustainable businesses and projects in the Asia Pacific so we can share your success with the region.

Yellow is the new green

The Commonwealth Bank is the first financial institution to achieve a 5 Star Green Star assessment for the ‘standard design’ of its branch fitouts – one that can be replicated across CBA’s network in the future.

We’ve made some updates to the Green Star Project Manager

We’ve made updates to the Green Star Project Manager portal, and we want your feedback. Join us at Green Cities to tell us what you love, and what we need to look at next.

Last chance to join in on the action

Green Cities is the meeting place of the industry’s movers and shakers, the thinkers, doers and makers. It is a showcase of the best disruptive ideas and game changing initiatives currently trending in the built environment sector. Join us tomorrow for three days of colloboration and connections.

Green Star – Design & As Built Foundation Course in Perth, THU 28 APR

Want to create healthy, liveable, resilient and sustainable buildings? This foundation course is for you. Understand the principles behind the rating tool, and learn how to prepare a successful submission in this intensive full-day course.

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Sydney Opera House

As one of the world’s busiest performing arts spaces, the Sydney Opera House is no stranger to the sound of applause. In 2015, the Opera House was awarded a
4 Star Green Star – Performance rating, joining a handful of World Heritage-listed buildings to have achieved green certification globally.

Unlocking the barriers to retrofitting

In December 2015, the South Australian Government passed legislation to allow Building Upgrade Finance agreements. This is a mechanism that tackles market barriers by helping building owners access loans to improve the energy, water and environmental efficiency of existing commercial buildings. 



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