Green Star Foundation Course
6 December, Sydney
17 March, Canberra
Green Star Project
28 March, Sydney
Green Star Office Interiors
6 April, Sydney
Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
EEC National Conference
Sydney, 2 Dec
Tropical & Subtropical Green Building Alliance Conference
Shenzhen, 6-7 Dec
Fredon Air Pty Ltd
House of Bamboo
Innowood International Australia PTY LTD
JGP Electrical Pty Ltd
Kingspan Insulation Pty Ltd
Mechatronic Developments Pty Ltd
Northern Territory Airports Pty Ltd
Schindler Lifts Australia Pty Ltd
Sunshine Palm Supplies P/L T/A Gaddy's Indoor Plant Hire
Town of Vincent
Recently certified Green Star projects
5 Star Green Star - Office Design v2, City of Gosnells Civic Centre Redevelopment Project, WA
Green design is good design
by Romilly Madew, Chief Executive, GBCA
The debate about whether ‘green design’ is ‘good design’ is done and dusted. We now recognise that truly great design successfully balances style and sustainability.
Similarly, we understand that a deep consideration of the user, the social context and the surrounding environment are the starting points for any good, green design - whether it be for a building, a chair or a community.
Green Lane Diary winners support a sustainable future
The GBCA was a proud supporter of the Green Lane Diary project, which helped children to learn about environmental challenges.
Bruce Precious: Winner of the Green Star Survey
Bruce Precious, from GPT, was the lucky winner of the Apple iPad.
New partnership between the GBCA and Austrade
The GBCA and Austrade are working together to boost Australia's presence in international markets.
UN process opens the way for building sector
The world is a step closer to a common carbon metric for buildings.
Subsidy for Carbon Management course hosted by the GBCA
All NSW GBCA members who meet the eligibility criteria for the course subsidy are invited to apply.
Technical Assurance Committee to meet 7 December 2010
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.
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 14 January 2011.
AGM: GBCA will hold its AGM at the GBCA’s offices on 29 November 2010. The AGM will include the election of directors following the recent nominations process. A Director Candidate List is included in the Explanatory Statement, part of the AGM meeting materials which was emailed to all members in early November. Please direct any enquiries to the Company Secretary,
NEW: To receive emails on Green Star Technical Information, simply log into your profile on the GBCA website, then select “ my Profile” and tick the box “ Green Star Technical Information”. Easy!
October and November have proved to be busy months 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.
PM's energy efficiency report a vital step on the road to a greener built environment
The GBCA welcomes the release of the Prime Minister's Task Group on Energy Efficiency report.
GBCA case study - loop, Canberra
Rock Development Group’s project ‘loop’ is aiming to become one of Australia’s first 6 Star Green Star communities.
'loop' is a redevelopment project built upon a 40,000 square metre site with the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets at its heart. It will be a mixed use development with more than 300 apartments, more than 3,700m2 of retail space and 8,500m2 of office space, with an overarching vision to enhance the site through active sustainable design and a coordinated and effective delivering of services.
Industry and international news
Brisbane's WaterSmart Strategy released
Lend Lease supports the green leaders of tomorrow
Code of Best Practice for building owners and facility managers
New program to improve the energy efficiency of Australia's large office buildings
Tune Up Canberra: New incentive for commercial buildings
Green building funding available for hotels
Develop sustainable places with the help of Complete Streets
The Fifth Estate: Green Roofs - a great idea from California to Calcutta
New Zealand Green Building Council launches Homestar
LEED Retail & LEED Volume Program launched at Greenbuild
International case study - California Academy of Sciences building, USA
The California Academy of Sciences building, in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, USA demonstrates how Renzo Piano's masterstroke of design lies in making the park's environment such a visible part of the building itself. The green or ‘living’ rooftop's seven undulating green hillocks pay homage to the iconic topography of San Francisco and blurs the boundary between building and parkland.
Member of the month - Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has been a GBCA member since June 2005. With integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centres/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications, the company is focused on helping customers make the most of their energy.
Schneider Electric's Energy & Sustainability group combines the latest energy saving technologies and practices in the form of Energy Efficiency and Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) which are key to reducing which are key to reducing energy usage, carbon footprint, facility operating expense and improving overall asset value.