Green Star Foundation
9 June, Sydney
1 September, Canberra
Green Star Project
1 July, Canberra
10 August, Sydney
Green Star Office Interiors
1 July, Canberra
10 August, Sydney
GBCA Online Courses
Green Star - Refresher
Green Star - Multi Unit Residential
4 August, Canberra
Leading Green Thinkers
7 June, Sydney
Ausgrid Learning Centre
21 June, Sydney
19 July, Sydney
Premier's Sustainability Awards 2011
9 June, Melbourne
FSC Lunch with Jane Goodall
9 June, Melbourne
National General Assembly
19-22 June, Canberra
21-22 June, Canberra
Healthy Cities: Making Cities Liveable
27-29 July, Noosa
Melbourne Open House
30-31 July, Melbourne
AITPM National Conference 2011
10-11 August, Melbourne
2nd Tropical & Subtropical Green Building Alliance Conference
14-15 September, Singapore
4th International Urban Design Conference
22-23 September, Gold Coast
Escaping Silos SSEE International Conference
24-26 October, Brisbane
Albatech Pty Ltd
Blue Star Pty Ltd
Broad Construction Services (NSW/VIC) Pty Ltd
Crone Skou Architecture Studios
CTA Australia Pty Ltd
Moreton Bay Regional Council
Waterproofing Technologies P/L
From words to actions
by Romilly Madew, Chief Executive, GBCA
“They don’t wrap fish in our work,” said acclaimed US architect, Hugh Newell Jacobson. And it’s true. Unlike yesterday’s news, the choices we make during the design, delivery and management of our cities leave an indelible legacy for future generations.
When the Australian Government launched its new national urban policy, Our Cities, Our Future, last month, it was the first time that a federal government had sought to outline its overarching vision for the nation's cities and how it would play a role in making them more productive, sustainable and liveable.
Green Star winners at 2011 Innovation & Excellence Awards
Green Star certified projects took centre stage at the 2011 PCA/RLB Innovation and Excellence Awards in Sydney this May.
GBCA Summits: the next generation of master class
Launched in April, the GBCA Summits provide the industry with specialised training to further green building skills.
Green Star Communities Supporters unlock opportunities
The new Green Star Communities Project Supporter category unlocks showcase opportunities for local government and small to mid-size businesses.
GBCA/Austrade partnership to showcase industry to world
GBCA / Austrade have partnered to create the Australian Green Building Export Directory to promote our green building capability to the global market.
Australian Government backs Green Star for green cities
The Australian Government has provided sponsorship towards the development of the Green Star - Communities rating tool.
National urban policy first step on long journey
The new national urban policy,
Our Cities, Our Future, is the first step on a long journey toward sustainable cities, says GBCA.
Minister Rudd notes importance of GBCA/China collaboration
In a speech to China's Guangzhou University, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Kevin Rudd noted the importance of GBCA and ChinaGBC collaboration.
$160 million for cities a good start
The GBCA has welcomed Federal Budget funding for projects that support sustainable urban development, as the first step towards an integrated strategy for Australia's cities and communities.
GBCA Case Study - City of Gosnells
Civic Centre Redevelopment Project
The City of Gosnells in Perth achieved a 5 Star Green Star rating for the retrofit of its Civic Centre. In doing so, the City has demonstrated its commitment to sustainability and shown that even buildings constructed during the 1970s can receive an environmental and economic overhaul.
Industry & International News
GBCA starts ChinaGBC on a journey of a thousand miles
Shift to green gathering pace in China
Five high profile speakers confirmed for BEMP 2011 in Canberra
The Laminex Group and GBCA open the green door for Melbourne's builders and designers
Bowden Urban Village gets green light
EOIs for Bowden Urban Village Tri-generation Pilot close 3 June
Call for papers - Tropical and Subtropical Green Building Conference
Architecture & Design: Seminars highlight Green Star significance
Architecture & Design: AECOM shoots for the green stars
The Fifth Estate: New off grid bio-gas powered building for Sydney
International Case Study -
Vanke Center in Shenzhen, China
The 106,000 square metre Vanke Center in Shenzhen, China, was completed in December 2009 and the office part of the project has gained a LEED Platinum rating.
Hovering 50 feet above the ground, this new mixed-use "horizontal skyscraper" was developed by Stephen Holl Architects and the China Academy of Building Research.
Recently certified Green Star projects
Site 8A SOP, 8 Australia Avenue, NSW, achieved a 5 Star Green Star - Office As Built v2 rating.
Peregian Springs State School, QLD, achieved a 4 Star Green Star - Education As Built v1 rating.
Building 12 Waverley Campus, VIC, achieved a 5 Star Green Star - Education Design v1 rating.
Cromwell Refurbishment, VIC, achieved a 5 Star Green Star - Office Design v3 rating.
39 Delhi Road Building C, NSW, achieved a 5 Star Green Star - Office As Built v2 rating.
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