Australian leadership at GreenBuild
In a crowd of 29,000 green leaders, you’d be forgiven for thinking Australia would be a small player. But you’d be wrong.
I’ve just returned from GreenBuild - the US Green Building Council’s annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona – and was very proud to see Australia taking a central role in green building programs, policies and thought leadership.
Six Continents, One Mission - A World GBC Report
Global Green Building Council report was released at the WorldGBC International Congress at GreenBuild in Phoenix, USA. Read the full report on the
A common carbon language for all
The world's leading green building organisations have reached a ground-breaking agreement to adopt a common global language for the measurement of the carbon footprint of buildings.
GBCA Chief Romilly Madew takes out prestigious national business award
GBCA Chief Executive Romilly Madew has been named the winner of the prestigious White Pages Community and Government Award at the 2009 Australian Telstra Business Women's Awards.
Australia leads the way in green buildings
The World Green Building Council has re-appointed Tony Arnel, Chair of the World Green Building Council (WGBC) at their annual meeting, held at GreenBuild, Phoenix. Mr Arnel, is the Victorian Building and Plumbing Commissioner.
GBCA achieves 5 Stars on energy performance
The Green Building Council of Australia's iconic "GreenHouse", its Sydney headquarters, has achieved a 5 Star energy efficiency rating from the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (
GBCA submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Safe Climate Bill
The GBCA welcomes the inquiry into the Safe Climate Bill as an opportunity to discuss how Australia can reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its buildings.
Green Building Council Releases New Timber Credit
GBCA has announced the release of a revised Green Star Timber credit effective January 1, 2010, which allows for equal consideration of Australian forestry schemes.
Precinct Project Update
The Precinct Project aims to develop a national framework to deliver best practice for our communities and precincts, which achieves environmental, cultural, social, governance and economic outcomes.
Read more for an update on the project's status and
GBCA Member Survey
Congratulations to Andrew Smith from Bovis Lend Lease, Melbourne, who won 2 free nights accommodation at the Daintree Ecolodge and Spa for completing the 2009 Member Survey and correctly answering the theme for
Green Cities 2010 "People, Places, Performance." Thank you to all who participated, we greatly value your feedback.
$16.4 million for 37 grants to cut office emissions
Call to Action Copenhagen by International Organisations of Architects
New MOU to help capture green building opportunities
rapidly developing China
Brisbane home to Australia's greenest building
Inaugural conference on Profitable Sustainability in
Property held in Sydney earlier this month
Nominations open for PCA's Innovation and
Excellence Awards, including Sustainable
George Floth Consulting Engineers celebrates 25 years with a new name - Floth
Walk Against Warming - 12 December, global event to
held on day of Copenhagen climate change talks
Sustainable Living Festival - 6-21 February 2010, Melbourne