Green Star Foundation Course
13 September, Sydney
16 November, Canberra
Green Star Project
2 September, Canberra
Green Star Office Interiors
17 November, Sydney
19 October, Sydney
Renewable Energy and Technology
Green Star for Architects and Clients
Marketing your Green Star project
Macquarie Group Site
16 September 2010
Green Tie Gala Dinner
22 September 2010
Site Tour - 30 The Bond
19 October 2010
Wood Solutions, 7 Sept
Parking Day, Sydney, 17 Sept
China Australia Green Building and Eco-City Forum, Guangzhou,
Green Building Council of South Africa, 20-22 Sept
Leading change, living for one planet, Canberra, 27 Sept
Green Building Congress India
6- 9 Oct
Building Sustainability Stockholm, 19-20 Oct
Renewable Energy Korea 2010
Seoul, 13-16 Oct (50% off thebooth fee for GBCA Members)
Achieving the Green Dream Conference, Melb, 16-17 Nov
Sustainable Heritage Seminar, Brisbane, 18 Nov
Blanford Balancing and Commissioning Pty Ltd
Bureau Veritas HSE Pty Ltd
Decorative Imaging Pty Ltd
Design Workshop Australia
Focus Digital Pty Ltd
Parsons Brinckerhoff Australia
SurePoint Australasia Pty Ltd
The O'Neill Group Pty Ltd
The Shannon Company
TradeCoast Central Pty Ltd
Vento Australasia Pty Ltd
Volt Lane Pty Ltd
Watters Electrical (Aust) P/L
Recently certified Green Star projects
5 Star Green Star Education Design v1 - International Microsimulation Centre, ACT
5 Star Green Star Office Interiors v1.1 - Norman Disney & Young, VIC
5 Star Green Star Office As Built v2 - SA Water Corporation (Mt Barker), SA
4 Star Green Star Office Design v3 - 199 Collins Street, TAS
Green Star gains government support
by Romilly Madew, Chief Executive, GBCA
The GBCA is about to begin work on the Green Star - Communities rating tool, which we believe will become a voluntary national standard.
Every state and territory Government Land Organisation in Australia has agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding with the GBCA.
LOOP: a proposed Green Star Community
Principal sponsor of the Green Star Communities tool, Rock Development Group, has launched urban renewal project and redevelopment of the Belconnen Markets.
Achieving points with Green Star Materials Calculators
It is a common misunderstanding that only products that are certified by one of the certification standards recognised by the GBCA are awarded points for fitout products in Material Calculators credits.
Don’t lose your GSAP status
86% of our Green Star Accredited Professionals want ongoing professional development. To maintain your status you must register for our CPD program by 30 September.
Property groups looking for political leadership on
The Built Environment Meets Parliament (BEMP) alliance has called for a National Urban Strategy to boost economic growth and foster more liveable and environmentally sustainable cities.
Green Star Performance to address existing buildings operations and maintenance
The GBCA is exploring a new approach in addressing existing buildings within its Green Star suite of rating tools.
GBCA supports Australian Carbon Trust
The GBCA welcomes $100 million in funding for the Australian Carbon Trust.
University of Melbourne supports Green Star Communities
The University of Melbourne is the first education institution in Australia to sponsor the Green Star Communities project, with its commitment to support the development of the new rating tool.
Green Building Mission to Canada & US Greenbuild
View a draft itinerary and express your interest in joining GBCA's green building mission to North America.
Register your interest in attending WorldGBC Congress 2010
Let us know if you are planning on attending WorldGBC Congress in Singapore in September so we can connect with you.
Green Lane Diary supports green education
The GBCA is proud to support a program teaching the youth of today about greening their schools. The
Green Lane Diary is a free curriculum-linked education program for students aged 10-12 years being championed by Green Cross Australia.
Thank you for participating
Thank you to all stakeholders who recently provided feedback on the new Transport calculator and Stormwater credits. Feedback is currently being incorporated into the credits. Further news about these credits will be posted on the GBCA website in the coming months.
Thank you to all who have participated in the online survey about Green Star tools. Over 550 surveys have been completed, with in-depth telephone interviews commencing shortly. Research analysis and results will be completed later this year.
GBCA case study - Twenty 8 Freshwater Place
Situated on remediated land, Twenty 8 Freshwater represents a successful turnaround for a site that was previously contaminated and therefore unusable. The development has been carefully designed to achieve an overall impression of a building that is sympathetic to its surrounds, while providing a fresh, contemporary vision.
Green Square North Tower awarded 5 Star NABERS
Doltone House Darling Island Wharf wins 'Environmental Sustainability' Australian Business Award
Development of the Year awarded to Investa’s Ark in Urban Taskforce of Australia’s 2010 Excellence Awards
HASSELL wins 13 Australian Institute of Architects awards
The Laminex Group - First LPM plant to achieve FSC
How passive ventilation can lower green house emissions
Join in the sustainable homes conversation in the new blog, Sustainable Homes Forum
Brisbane City Council is working on launching a new WaterSmart Strategy later this year
FuturArc Prize has become the best know competition in Southeast Asia seeking ideas on Green building design
Does green pay? The Fifth Estate thinks the better question is, can you afford to be left behind?
International case study
This month’s International Case Study is the LEED Canada-NC Gold Certified Mundy’s Bay Public School, in Ontario, Canada.
This is a 4,800 m2, two-storey brick school serving students from kindergarten to grade 8. In addition to classrooms, library, gymnasium and meeting/staff rooms, the school has extensive open space for sports facilities and play. The Simcoe County District School Board is committed to demonstrating sound environmental principles in its daily activities, decision making, and future planning. The decision to pursue certification under the LEED Canada rating system was one demonstration of these principles.
Member of the month
The Department of Treasury and Finance of Western Australia, a GBCA Member since 2005 and a current sponsor of the Public Buildings PILOT Tool, launched a newly integrated business system responsible for maintenance, management, design and construction of new and existing government buildings. Building Management and Works (BMW) has implemented a Sustainable Non-residential Buildings Policy, which requires all to identify, develop and promote best practice standards for its non-residential buildings. This is to be achieved by specifying appropriate standards, tools and benchmarks to facilitate the design of sustainable buildings. As part of its sustainability commitment, it is now a requirement that every new primary school is to be designed to a 4 Star Green Star standard under the Education tool.