27 July, Sydney
16 August, Canberra
24 August, Sydney
Green Star Project
17 August, Sydney
2 September, Canberra
Green Star Office Interiors
19 August, Sydney
19 October, Sydney
Renewable Energy & Technology
Green Star for Architects and Clients
Marketing your Green Star project
Productive, Sustainable buildings balance energy efficiency with health, productivity & profits
17 August 2010
25 August, Sydney
Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy & Local Government Action10-12August
3rd International Urban Design Conference 30 Aug- 1 Sept
Sustainable House Day 12
WorldGBC 2010 Congress in Singapore 13-16 Sept
China Australia Green Building and Eco-City Forum, Guangzhou,
Green Building Council of South Africa 20-22 Sept
Leading change, living for one planet, Canberra 27 Sept
Green Building Congress India
6- 9 October
Green Star Communities
Sponsor Green Star Communities
Banyule City Council
Broad Construction Services (WA)
City Of Yarra
Downer EDI Engineering Electrical
Erbas & Associates
Formula Interiors NSW
Health Projects International
Israel Green Building Council
JMP Consulting Engineers
Moreland City Council
National Buildplan Group
PIDCOCK - Architecture Sustainability
Reed Constructions Australia
Studio 9 Architects
Sustainable building & distribution group
Tony Madden Architects & Interiors
Unique Window Services
Valle Commercial Interiors
Green buildings rising up the political agenda
by Romilly Madew, Chief Executive, GBCA
Green buildings are working their way up the political agenda, with Prime Minister Julia Gillard emphasising their importance twice during the Leaders' Debate on Sunday night.
Last week, the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) released its 'green building agenda' for 2010-2013.
Green Star buildings 'explode' across Australia
The GBCA has certified the 250th Green Star building, which is appropriately Australia's first carbon neutral office building, Grocon's Pixel building.
Green Star - evolving, improving
Green Star undergoes regular refinements based on feedback from industry and learnings from each certification. The GBCA has been working on a number of projects aimed at continuously improving Green Star.
Your chance to shape the future of Green Star
As part of our commitment to ongoing review and refinement of the Green Star tools, the GBCA will shortly commence research into the perceptions of Green Star.
Expressions of Interest now open: Green Star - Custom PILOT
Green Star - Custom is a tool development service. Clients will work together with the GBCA to develop a Green Star tool specific to their sector or project in which a Green Star rating can then be sought.
Submit Credit Interpretation Requests (CIRs) online
As part of the GBCA's ongoing efforts to streamline Green Star certification, you can now submit your CIRs online. The new
Green Star Project Manager allows you to submit and manage these queries.
GECA recognised under product certification
Good Environmental Choice Australia Limited (GECA) is now one of four certification schemes recognised under the Assessment Framework for Product Certification Schemes.
Upcoming research projects
The GBCA will be undertaking a number of sector-based research projects this quarter including Multi Unit Residential and Healthcare. Please email
[email protected] if your company can provide us with papers or research in these areas.
GBCA management changes plus new industry engagement team
The GBCA has made some staffing and structural changes to ensure we effectively deliver the 2010-2015 business plan.
Peter Szental lost his battle with cancer earlier this month
The GBCA team's thoughts are with the family of Peter Szental who lost his brave battle with cancer earlier this month.
Feature - Official opening of HQ, QLD
|Brisbane City Councillor Amanda Cooper officially opened Queensland's newest 6 Star Green Star - Office Design v2 mixed-use development, HQ, in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley. HQ is a joint venture between Leighton Properties and Leighton Contractors.
And… they’re off! It’s Julia versus Tony, in the ultimate election fight! It’s ‘moving forward’ versus ‘standing up’, in the ultimate election slogan battle! And it’s ‘MasterChef’ versus ‘The Great Debate’ with the politicians making way for the foodies!
Tax break for green buildings will reduce carbon
support green collar growth
GBCA welcomes Labor commitment to renewable
energy sources -
but much more work to do
GBCA case study - CSR
When leading Australian manufacturer of building products and energy efficient materials, CSR, moved into its new Green Star premises in January 2010, the company was able to provide a 'bricks and mortar' demonstration of its commitment to sustainability.
CSR's Triniti Project was awarded a 5 Star Green Star - Office Interiors v1.1 rating for the fitout of its new offices located in the Triniti III building in the Stockland Triniti campus at North Ryde.
PIXEL gains highest Green Star score ever
Next step in WSP Lincolne Scott's evolution
Floth providing schools with an Australian first
The Climate Institute launches Climate Partners Network
Davis Langdon releases updated 'Road
Viridis E3 in the running to win Telstra ACT Business Award
Australian Carbon Trust call for EOI in co-investing in
Steel Credit and the Environmental Sustainability
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Australia dawdles on residential energy efficiency:
International case study
The NZI Centre fitout was the first commercial building in New Zealand to receive 5 Green Star NZ – Office Interiors 2009 PILOT rating which represents ‘NZ Excellence’. The building also achieved a 5 Green Star NZ - Office Design certified rating from the New Zealand Green Building Council.
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Member of the month
Curtin University of Technology is the largest of the four public universities in Western Australia, and is presently seeking 5 Star Green Star certification for its new “Engineering Pavilion”. Scheduled for completion in September 2010, this will be the first building to be certified in WA under the Green Star - Education Tool v1. Incorporating a photovoltaic power supply, the use of rainwater for WC flushing and xeriscopic landscaping, the building will have interactive monitoring systems for power and water usage and will be a learning tool in environmental management.
Curtin University has been a GBCA member since 2008.
Recently certified Green Star projects
6 Star Green Star Office Design v3 - Pixel Building, VIC
5 Star Green Star Office Interiors v1 - Bassett/ Maunsell Fitout, WA
5 Star Green Star Office Interiors v1 - National Food Limited, VIC
5 Star Green Star Office Design v2 - 717 Bourke St, VIC
5 Star Green Star Office Design V2 - Nexus Building B, VIC