GBCA Green Building Voice
Jun 2011 issue
GBCA celebrates 10 years
GBCA Courses

Green Star Project Certification Workshop
1 July, Canberra
10 August, Sydney

Green Star Interiors
1 July, Canberra

Green Star Foundation Course
21 July, Sydney
1 September, Canberra

GBCA Master Class Summit
4 August, Canberra

GBCA Online Courses
Multi Unit Residential
Green Star Refresher course


GBCA Events

Valuing green building with Prof. Nils Kok
22 July, Sydney

World Green Building Week
19-23 September, worldwide


Corporate Partners



Industry Events

Healthy Cities Conference
28-29 July, Noosa

Melbourne Open House
30-31 July, Melbourne

AITPM: Linking Communities conference
10-11 August, Melbourne

Tropical & Subtropical Green Building Council Alliance Conference
14-15 September, Singapore

4th International Urban Design Conference
22-23 September, Gold Coast

WoodSolutions Field Tour
25-30 September, UK


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Green Star Performance sponsorship opportunities


Industry and International News

The Fifth Estate: Tony Arnel on unmissable opportunities

Green Star for QLD schools

one40william awards success

New role in health infrastructure delivery for Indigenous communities

AIA: 2011 ACT Architecture Awards - Jury Citations

Why green buildings are good for people, productivity & profit

Philippine GBC launches BERDE rating tool

Women in Development - Excellence Awards winners


Member of the month


RMIT University
The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) is one of Australia's leading education institutions with an international reputation for excellence in work-relevant education and high quality research. The RMIT Design Hub education facility recently received a 5 Star Green Star - Education rating, further demonstrating the university's visionary leadership.





by Romilly Madew, Chief Executive, GBCA


Putting a price on pollution: what it means for Australia’s property and construction industry

Does the Green Building Council of Australia support a price on pollution?

I’ve been asked this question a lot lately.

And the answer is simple: yes – provided that a price on pollution is supported by a range of complementary measures. + Read more



GS Revolution


The GBCA unveils its most ambitious project yet - Green Star Revolution. Addressing seven clear goals for improvement, Green Star Revolution aims to transform Green Star by making it simpler, faster, more consistent and cost-effective. + Read more

Fifth product certification standard recognised by Green Star
The Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability's Sustainable Materials Rating Technology standard 4.0 (SMaRT 4.0) has been recognised by Green Star.

SA Government continues to show Green Star leadership
The South Australian Government continues to demonstrate visionary leadership as it aims to achieve a 4 Star Green Star rating for the New Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Newcastle's greenest office
The head office of nib health funds is officially Newcastle's greenest office.

Canberra Summit


GBCA  Advocacy



This year’s BEMP program included a number of ministers, MPs and a senator as well as panellists from industry and the keynote speaker, Edward Glaeser, who spoke about ‘The Triumph of the City’ via videoconference from Washington.  Sessions focused on resilience, cities and urban development and Australia’s demographic forecast. Feedback from participants was positive and Minister Albanese commended BEMP for keeping the conversation between industry and policy makers open, as it is becoming a significant driver of change. + Read More

Will we get a federal minister for cities?  Romilly Madew ponders the question in The Fifth Estate


GBCA Case Study

Dandiiri Contact Centre


Awarded a 6 Star Green Star - Office Design rating, the Dandiiri Contact Centre (formerly Joint Contact Centre) is a three storey office building in Brisbane. The striking building features two north-facing wings flowing from a central core with open vertical atriums introducing fresh air and light into the space.

The project utilises exposed thermal mass technology, high levels of insulation and glazing to reduce energy use and improve operational outcomes. It is now registered for Green Star - Office As Built and Office Interiors certification. + Read more


Recently certified projects


4 Star Green Star - Retail Centre Design v1, Stockland Townsville Western Extension and Redevelopment, QLD
5 Star Green Star - Education Design v1, RMIT Design Hub, VIC
4 Star Green Star - Education As Built v1, Bay View State School - Stage 1, QLD
5 Star Green Star - Education Design v1, Building V Mawson
Institute, SA


International Case Study

International case study


The world's first national sustainable housing program qualifying for the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) was developed by CONAVI, Mexico's National Housing Commission.

Los Silos sought to create sustainable, affordable housing of the highest quality for low-income families. The project consists of 6,000 homes on the outskirts of Tlajomulco, Jalisco, Mexico. + Read more

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