Green Star Foundation Course
2 November, Sydney
16 November, Canberra
Green Star Project
10 November, Sydney
Green Star Office Interiors
17 November, Sydney
Redfern Housing Site Tour,
Meet the Stars - Pixel Building,
2010 CIBSE Soft Landings Seminar, Australia and New Zealand, 1-23 Nov
Achieving the Green Dream Conference, Melb, 16-17 Nov
Queensland Heritage Council and Sustainability Forum, Brisbane, 18 Nov
Sustainable Heritage Seminar, Brisbane, 18 Nov
EEC National Conference, Sydney, 2 Dec
Equilibrium Air Conditioning (NSW) Pty Limited
Green Resources Material Australia Pty Ltd
GS Materials Pty Ltd
Leffler Simes Architects
OMS COMMERCIAL PTY LTD
Tony Caro Architecture
Recently certified Green Star projects
4 Star Green Star - Office Design v3, 20 Bond Street Sydney, NSW
4 Star Green Star - Office Design v2, Women's Health Services, WA
5 Star Green Star -
Office As Built v2, Project First -DOHA (Sirius), ACT
4 Star Green Star - Office Design v2, Waterloo Junction - Stage 1A, QLD
4 Star Green Star - Office Design v2, Central Land Council, NT
4 Star Green Star-Office Design v2, 91-99 Railway Rd Blackburn, VIC
GBCA 2015 Vision – Rate, Educate, Advocate
by Romilly Madew, Chief Executive, GBCA
||This decade brings many opportunities and challenges for the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), our industry and our nation. Our 2010-2015 strategic plan outlines the steps that we aim to take during the next five years to realise our vision for Australia’s buildings, communities and cities.
In five years time, the GBCA is determined to be operating in a transformed market, where Green Star is a single rating tool that sets the standards for the development not only of single buildings, but entire communities.
Community centres, law courts and libraries get
ready for a
Green Star makeover
The GBCA has released a pilot rating tool to support public buildings.
New Green Star material calculators drive best
green building industry
The GBCA has released its new, simplified material calculators, which are referred to as 'Material Calculators 2.0'.
Green Star: Building a green education revolution
A new resource developed by the GBCA outlines the benefits and practical experience of green schools.
Green stars for Canberra communities
"Canberra is a city in transition. The plans of the past are no longer appropriate for a city facing a future of climate change, rising traffic congestion, declining housing affordability, escalating obesity and worsening standards of living," wrote Romilly Madew in an opinion piece published in the Canberra Times recently.
New Industry Engagement team
New industry engagement representatives, Toufik Refki and Tanya Parker, have been appointed to work closely with members and accelerate green building around the country.
Leighton Properties continues major sponsorship of
Leighton Properties has signed up as major corporate sponsor for the fourth year in a row.
Australian and Indian green building councils to targetcarbon offset market
A groundbreaking project could give Australian companies an edge in the rapidly growing Indian construction market.
Technical Assurance Committee to meet 7 December
The GBCA’s Technical Assurance Committee (TAC) considers and responds to stakeholder concerns regarding the development or operation of the Green Star rating system. The next meeting of the TAC will be held on Tuesday 7 December. We welcome submissions to the TAC, which have been extended until Friday 5 November.
Register your interest to participate in the testing of the recently launched Green Star – Public Building PILOT Rating Tool (open to building projects such as community centres, law courts, libraries, museums etc). A limited number of projects will be selected. The expression of interest period will close on 26 November 2010 and successful applicants will be notified before 10 December 2010.
AGM: GBCA will hold its AGM at the GBCA’s offices at 2pm on 29 November 2010. The AGM will include the election of directors following the recent nominations process. A Director Candidate List will be circulated to all members with the AGM meeting materials in early November. Please direct any enquiries to the Company Secretary,
October has proved to be a busy month for The Advocate and team, especially for federal government meetings. Now that the Gillard Government has started work - and ministers, staff and departments have been confirmed - we have been meeting with both new and familiar faces and focusing on the green building priorities for the next few years.
Read more about our advocacy efforts
PM's energy efficiency report a vital step on the road
greener built environment
The GBCA welcomes the release of the Prime Minister's Task Group on Energy Efficiency report.
GBCA case study - 101 Chalmers Street,Sydney
The Rail Institute building at 101 Chalmers Street is a prime example of how old architecture and new world thinking can combine to create a new green icon.
In September 2010, it was awarded a 5 Star Green Star - Office Interiors v1.1 rating, due to its dramatic upgrade driven by InterfaceFLOR, who has leased 80 per cent of the building for its Sydney headquarters. 101 Chalmers Street is only the second heritage building in Australia to achieve this status.
Green Building Alliance in Subtropical regions - 6 & 7 December
This conference will be held in Shenzhen, China and will cover natural ventilation, shading and three dimensional greening.
Email us to register your interest.
Employment opportunities with Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle are looking for a National Sustainability Manager.
Victorian Property and Construction Project of the Year Announced
Project of the Year went to Donald Cant Watts Corke for its work on the Melbourne Convention Centre.
Sydney aims to become Australia's solar energy capital (NSW)
The City of Sydney will undertake one of Australia’s largest non-residential solar projects.
The Laminex Group raises the bar in sustainability
The Laminex Group has announced the transition from E1 to E0 MDF products.
Are you looking for opportunities to volunteer and contribute to Vietnam's first green building program?
The VGBC office in Vietnam is looking for volunteers and interns.
ASEAN Celebrates World Green Building Week
In celebration of World Green Building Week (20 – 24 September), Austrade’s ASEAN Infrastructure Team hosted a series of events.
International case study - Johnson Controls
This month's case study features GBCA member Johnson Controls' US headquarters in Glendale, Wisconsin. This development now has the largest concentration of buildings on one campus to ever receive LEED Platinum certification. The project includes renewable solar energy, geothermal heating and cooling and Johnson Controls' own building management systems; in addition, the rating was achieved by restoring 44-year old facilities rather than building anew.
Member of the month
Gerard Lighting, Australia's group of major lighting brands, has been a GBCA member since January 2010.
The intelligent lighting products (iLP) division of Gerard Lighting delivers energy efficient products using the latest technologies such as LED, and light emitting plasma (LEP) as well as a diverse range of control devices and systems. iLP has created simple energy efficient solutions known as iReadyTM that require no commissioning with integrated control devices delivering energy savings.
Core to the group's ability to deliver innovative lighting solutions is an extensive research and development team, based in Adelaide, Sydney and Gosford.