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In this issue

Two new rising stars for Green Star

Federal budget good news for green building

Ché Wall retires from the GBCA Board

Leading green thinkers take green building to political arena

Build it back Green

First Green Star Residential rating awarded

NT project sets new benchmark for sustainable tropical design

Charles Sturt University building achieves 6 star Green Star rating

GSAP exam going online

Sustainability Survival Guide Sponsorship opportunities

Membership renewal

GBCA events

Breakfast with the Stars:

SYDNEY - 16 June

ADELAIDE - 24 June

Site tours:

PERTH - 10 June

SYDNEY - 16 June

Leading Green Thinkers:

PERTH - 24 June

MELBOURNE - 2 July

GBCA courses

Masterclasses:

CAPITAL CITIES - June

Office Interiors Workshop:

ADELAIDE - 3 June

Green Star Accredited Professional Course:

MELBOURNE - 4 June

PERTH - 11 June

SYDNEY - 15 June

ADELAIDE - 17 June

BRISBANE - 17 June

MELBOURNE - 18 June

CANBERRA - 18 June

New members

Allied Waste Services Pty Ltd
Aquatec Maxcon Pty Ltd
Capital Insight
Dawn Express Construction Pty Ltd AFT Alice Lo Unit Trust
Dawn Express Partioning & Construction Pty Ltd ATF Alan Lo Unit Trust
DEPC (2006)
MPA Construction Group
Multibuild Australia
Number 1 Demolition and Excavation
PRESTIGE JOINERY NSW
Ristech Holdings Pty Ltd
Summit LED Energy Australia Pty Ltd T/as Eo Lighting
Superior Walls & Ceilings
T&Z Architects
Tracey Brunstrom & Hammond Pty Limited (TBH Group)
Zenith Interiors (QLD) pty ltd
Zenith Interiors (Vic) Pty Ltd
Zenith Interiors (WA) Pty Ltd

Fast facts

Members
783

Certified Projects
155

Registered Projects
393

Accredited Professionals
4218

Green thinking

Two new rising stars for Green StarRomilly Madew

On Thursday 21 May, the GBCA's Board of Directors approved the release of two new Green Star tools for healthcare and multi unit residential facilities.

Both tools will be released in the coming weeks, and will be freely available for download from the GBCA website shortly, as well as for independent third party accredited assessment. More.

Green feature

Federal budget good news for green building

The federal budget announcements are good news for Australia's green building industry. More.

GBCA news

Green schools - fostering your children's growth

Schools around Australia are going green - and so can yours. Find out how.

New National Policy and Public Affairs Manager for GBCA

One of Canberra's most qualified policy experts, Dave Peebles, has been appointed to the role of National Policy and Public Affairs Manager for the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). More

Build it back Green

The GBCA is supporting ‘Build it back Green’, a green initiative pioneered by Green Cross Australia that proposes to rebuild homes, schools and buildings lost in the Victorian bushfires. More.

Ché Wall retires from GBCA Board

Ché Wall, a founding Board Director of the GBCA has retired from the Board following seven years of green building support and direction. More.

Voluntary carbon market an opportunity

The Coalition's proposed Voluntary Carbon Market could provide a number of opportunities for the commercial building sector. More.

Green building spotlights the political arena

We've been fortunate to host two 'leading green thinkers' from the political arena at events in Sydney and Canberra recently. More.

Valuing green

"Going green will future proof assets from economic obsolescence" was the message of the recent seminar hosted by the GBCA and the Royal Society of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in Perth. More.

Green Star update

First Green Star Residential rating awarded

A residential apartment development in WA has been awarded Australia's first ever Green Star residential rating. More.

NT project showcases sustainable tropical design

The Northern Territory's first 4 Star Green Star building has set a new benchmark for sustainable tropical design. More.

University achieves 6 Star Green Star rating

Charles Sturt University's new academic office building has been awarded Office Design v2 'world leader' status. More.

Announcements

GSAP exam is moving online

From 1 July, the GBCA will present a flexible, 'anytime, anywhere' GSAP exam that can be completed online. More.

Green Star projects have new home

The Green Star projects webpage has undergone changes and is now easier to read and more accessible. Check it out now.

Sustainability Survival Guide released

The GBCA has released a special guide to sustainable practice in these tough economic conditions. See it now


Sponsorship opportunities Membership renewal

International outlook

Building and climate change industry call to action

In anticipation that the global climate change protocol being negotiated at COP15 will recognise the role of buildings in tackling climate change, the UNEP SBCI seeks the assistance of industry to commit to reducing GHG emissions from the building sector. More.

Australia can lead world's carbon reduction commitment

A round table discussion led by the Danish Minister for Climate and Energy, Connie Hedegaard, was attended by the GBCA's State Manager Trudy-Ann King in May. More.

Working with the Green Building Council of Indonesia

The GBCA's Robin Mellon and Trudy-Ann King recently spent time in Jakarta working with the newly formed Green Building Council of Indonesia on council and tool development. More.

Green building mission to Germany

Some places are still available for the GBCA's sustainable building mission to Germany. More.

Industry news & events

Sustainable Property Guide now available online

Step-by-step guidance to support the integration of sustainability into property portfolios. See it now.

AIST & Climate Institute host Prof. Ross Garnaut

On 19 June Prof. Ross Garnaut, key climate change advisor, will be in Melbourne to talk about recent international and domestic developments on climate change. To book contact AIST.

AIRAH 'Achieving the Green Dream' Conference

This conference will examine the practicalities in an era when building green is increasingly becoming the default setting. More.

Petie Walker of Leighton Contractors showcased

The latest issue of The Fifth Estate e-newsletter features Petie Walker, who is overseeing some of the industry's leading sustainable construction projects. Read more.

Interstudio achieves GECA product certification

GBCA member organisation Interstudio has attained GECA certification for a number of products. More.



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