Online Learning

Our online courses are designed to keep you up to date with the latest in industry information, as well as helping meet your CPD needs. New courses are added regularly, covering a diverse range of topics from regulatory requirements, innovation and development, to design and social responsibility.

Our courses are:
  • Designed by industry experts
  • Recognised as Green Star CPD points by GBCA
  • Claimable as official CPD points by other Institutes and affiliations

Each video module has its own online quiz, the completion of which earns you CPD points for your Green Star qualification. View:


PROGRAMS
Case Studies
Module Details
Central Park
Property committing to the achievement of minimum 5 Star Green Star ratings for Central Park's apartment buildings, offices and shopping complex.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 33 mins
Brookfield Place, WA
phase of Brookfield Place sustainable development: the 16 level Brookfield Place Tower 2, also targeting a 5 Star Green Star certification.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 59 mins
Inside the Pixel Building
construction and Green Star certification, Dylan will discuss how the office space is performing and discover its most impactful sustainability initiatives.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 57 mins
Melton Library & Learning Hub
for libraries? Find out when Leigh Ryall hosts a webinar unpacking a case study on Melton Library's 5 Star Green Star rating.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 101 mins
Bowden's Green Star Communities Rating
came together, what design elements were used to target its sustainability goals and why it scored a 6 Star Green Star.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 102 mins
Regeneration of a Sydney Icon - 5 Martin Place
discusses the building features, challenges and opportunities involved in the project and achieving the As Built rating for this existing building.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 50 mins
Green Star Case Studies
their key learnings and challenges? What results have been achieved? Learn about their innovative approaches and what sets these projects apart.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 52 mins
Heritage can be Sustainable - Case Study of the Old Perth Boy's School
worked on the project as they unveil the project's key sustainability features, such as energy efficiency, reducing water consumption and acoustics.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 59 mins
Ginninderry - Building a Sustainable Community
Stewart, Sustainability Manager at Ginninderry to learn about how Ginninderry has used Green Star - Communities to strengthen its Sustainability Vision.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 44 mins
Melbourne International RoRo and Automotive Terminal
webinar unpacks the key sustainability features of the Melbourne International RoRo and Automotive Terminal (MIRRAT). Speakers: Byron Davy Senior Sustainability Advisor, CPD Contractors
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 33 mins
Level Crossing Removal Project
This webinar presents a case study on the Furlong Main Blackburn Heatherdale Level Crossing Removal Project in Victoria. Speakers: Byron Davy CPB Contractors
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 53 mins
Examining Passive House
LVL structural ply box frame system with dry straw as insulation which supports a RITEK sandwich panel corrugated Colourbond roofing system.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 54 mins
From Ice Cream to Regeneration Dream: A Case Study of West Village
Sekisui House. She previously worked for a range of organisations include Moreton Bay Regional Council, Stockland and The Hornery Institute.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 60 mins
Breaking new ground on interiors: Case study of Swiss Re's move to Barangaroo
will learn about some of the things that you should be mindful of when working on a Green Star Interiors project.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 66 mins
Lendlease APPFC Portfolio Upgrade
the Portfolio system and how Lendlease, JLL and their wider network of tenants, contractors and partners delivered this still unmatched achievement.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 47 mins
Younghusband Woolstore Redevelopment
led project. Key learning points: How to model a carbon, energy and water neutral precinct Best practices in urban regeneration The importance of community engagement
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 39 mins
The Sunshine Coast University Hospital Air Tightness Journey
of the project and the test results achieved. Join this webinar to learn about their fantastic project development and air tightness achievements.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 39 mins
A Case Study of Barrack Place
Alex Rosenthal (Arup Associate Architectural Engineer) as they share their story of the development and achieving exceptional wellness and sustainability ratings.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 59 mins
Green Star
Module Details
Green Star Update: Design & As Built v1.2
Learn about the updates to Design & As Built v1.2.
Free No Points 45 mins
How to Prepare your Green Star Submission
best results? Join us for a webinar that will offer you the nuts and bolts to confidently build your Green Star submission.
Free No Points 40 mins
Volume Certification
In this module the Green Star Solutions team that will help you better understand how Green Star Volume Certification works.
Free No Points 19 mins
Portfolio Certification
This module run by the Green Star Solutions team that will help you better understand how Green Star Portfolio Certification works.
Free No Points 23 mins
Green Star Future Focus - Jan 2019
see the rating system continue to deliver sustainable outcomes in the built environment, while responding to global megatrends and emerging challenges.
Free No Points 33 mins
Green Star Future Focus - April 2019
Green Star for New Buildings It’s an exciting time for Green Star, and we look forward to continuing this journey with you.
Free No Points 50 mins
What's New in Green Star - Design & As Built and Interiors v1.3
2019 to use JV2?   Do projects need to be using v1.3 to use JV2? How can I tell where the changes are? 
Free No Points 50 mins
A Strategy for Future Homes - a plan for improving the residential sector
for the New Homes Standard and the Best Practice Guidelines for Existing Homes. Presented by Elham Monavari, Senior Manager – Strategic Projects, GBCA
Free No Points 60 mins
Green Star for New Buildings: the proposed rating tool
and highlighted categories.  Summarise distinct aspects of the rating tool   Gain an understanding of the issues that Green Star will address for buildings 
$30.00 No Points 62 mins
Green Star for New Buildings: Responsible & Healthy categories
and highlighted categories Summarise distinct aspects of the rating tool Gain an understanding of the issues that Green Star will address for buildings
$30.00 No Points 60 mins
Green Star for New Buildings: Resilient and Nature categories
Summarise distinct aspects of the rating tool Gain an understanding of the issues that Green Star will address for buildings
$30.00 No Points 60 mins
Green Star for New Buildings: Places and People categories
and highlighted categories.  Summarise distinct aspects of the rating tool   Gain an understanding of the issues that Green Star will address for buildings
$30.00 No Points 60 mins
Green Star for New Buildings: Positive Category
and highlighted categories.  Summarise distinct aspects of the rating tool   Gain an understanding of the issues that Green Star will address for buildings 
$30.00 No Points 60 mins
Industry Standards
Module Details
Living Building Challenge 'Beauty' Petal
way of a case study, learn the drivers for targeting the Beauty Petal, key discussions with decision-makers and the challenges faced.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 56 mins
Science Based Targets
as two industry experts host a webinar explaining what they are, how they work and their impact on the property sector.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 52 mins
New Guidance on Sustainable Procurement - ISO 20400
Learn how this will impact your procurement activity and understand the foundations of this globally recognised standard.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 57 mins
Living Building Challenge & Green Star
occupancy. We're hosting a webinar that will explore how these targets can be met so that you can meet these prestigious standards.
$44.55 1 CPD Point(s) 36 mins
Climate Adaptation & Resilience
the climate risk and adaptation component of the credit, a high-level review of the requirements of resilience credit will be include.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 106 mins
LCA & Sustainable Products
This webinar will explore the Green Star Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) credits in detail. Speakers: Joel Clayton Senior Sustainability Consultant Edge Environment
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 49 mins
Introduction to Air Tightness Testing and Green Star
in Australia, the benefits of conducting testing, and where it fits into Green Star. Speakers: Sean Maxwell - Technical Manager Pro Clima Australia
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 58 mins
What do Best Practice Green Star Submissions look like?
your Submission Guidelines - Evidence is key - It’s about quality, not quantity - Use your technical resources - Don’t be afraid to reach out
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 43 mins
Tackling the SDGs in the Built Environment
highlighting the work of the Green Building Council of Australia through Green Star as well as the work of our Members.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 54 mins
Air Tightness - For Best Results Go Back in Time
Australia), to learn how to specify for air tight buildings and how to leverage the air tightness credits in green star.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 60 mins
Insights into Responsible Products
Manager, Bluescope, will comment on the role of manufacturers in the market and the incentives required to drive product sustainability strategies.
$77.27 2 CPD Point(s) 90 mins
Social Sustainability
Module Details
Reconciliation Action Plan
Reflect, Innovate, Stretch or Elevate - depending on progress in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, retention, cultural awareness and procurement.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 56 mins
Community Engagement
Getting the most out of Community Engagement - hosted by Frasers Property Australia's Karen Woo and City of Casey's Kerri Elso.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 35 mins
Sustainable Living - The Last Frontier?
will outline where the opportunities lie with regard to the sustainability of homes and apartments, and how industry can harness them.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 36 mins
Building Cities and Connecting Communities
of our urban environments, achieve social licence for transformative projects, and deliver an improved standard of living for the next generation.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 57 mins
Health, Human Rights and Resilience
Now is the time to identify and adopt the strategies that will steers us towards creating sustainable places for generations to come.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 37 mins
Why community resilience matters: from extreme events to everyday stresses
a projects risk profile, encouraging internal advocacy for community resilience, and ensuring the project has social capacity building measures in place.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 59 mins
Community Development: The People Perspective
for the meaningful legacy projects we strive for in CD. Michelle was previously a Community Development Consultant, MC and event organiser.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 60 mins
Insights into Social Value
using social value to inform decision making Margot Black, Head of Sustainability and Community, Charter Hall. Details on Margot's presentation announced shortly.
$77.27 2 CPD Point(s) 123 mins
Predicting the impact of COVID-19
our workforce at this most challenging time. Jono will share the latest facts and figures and what this means for Australia. 
Free No Points 60 mins
Energy & Carbon
Module Details
WWF Renewable Energy Aggregation Program
into a large utility-scale volume, driving the market to provide the best possible pricing, contract term and escalation rates to participants.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 35 mins
Carbon Neutral Building Certification
alignment with NABERS Energy and Green Star – Performance. Speakers: Dr Melanie Kaebernick– Department of the Energy and Environment Dennis Lee NABERS Jorge Chapa GBCA
Free No Points 56 mins
National Carbon Offset Standard Launch
you will find out more about the launch and how your building can register with NABERS or Green Star - Performance.
Free No Points 54 mins
Delivering energy modelling goals
will explore different methods of forecasting accurate estimations through dynamic energy simulations. Speakers: Eben Simmons Associate Director, Umow Lai Matthew Webb Sustainability Consultant, Umow Lai
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 103 mins
Offsets: Fundamentals for the Building Industry
of the Environment and Energy Robert Brown Director, South Pole Group Alison Read Manager Environmental Sustainability, National Australia Bank Limited Olivia Leal-Walker Sustainability Coordinator, Frasers Property Group
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 55 mins
An Overview of our Carbon Positive Roadmap
help drive the decarbonisation of the built environment. Carbon Positive Partners include: - Frasers Property - Stockland - Integral Group - Dexus - Commonwealth Bank - Liberty Onesteel
Free No Points 55 mins
Electric Vehicles: Preparing for the future built environment
your building? Future applications. Join this one hour comprehensive session to get an update on EVs developments and how to facilitate their implementation.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 60 mins
Built to Perform - An industry led pathway to a zero carbon ready building code
facts and research outcomes. * Evolution of the National Construction Code, the need for stronger energy standards and the role of government.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 55 mins
Environmental Product Declarations and Embodied Carbon
embodied carbon emissions and other environmental impacts of your project. Presenter: Stephen Mitchell – Chair, EPD Australasia. Read more about Stephen under below.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 50 mins
Bringing Embodied Carbon Upfront
emissions. Confirmed speakers include Jorge Chapa, Head of Market Transformation, GBCA Nicole Sullivan, Senior Manager Green Star Solutions, GBCA Jeff Oatman, Senior Manager Membership, GBCA
Free No Points 55 mins
The Energy Internet - Distributed Generation and Blockchain
of electricity and where the marginal cost of this power will tend towards zero. Presented by James Eggleston, Senior Analyst, Power Ledger
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 42 mins
Comparative Energy Efficiency Outcomes of Key HVAC Systems – a World-first Study
carried out by experienced practicing engineers, involved in the design, specification and ongoing monitoring of HVAC systems as installed in buildings.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 62 mins
Design
Module Details
Ambius Working with Indoor Plants
task performance, illness reduction and productivity. Learn how you can use and maintain indoor plants to deliver big benefits for your staff.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 50 mins
Building a Case for Timber
Product Declaration for sustainably-sourced timber and find out how building with timber stacks up for Green Star projects and the environment.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 43 mins
Integrating Healthy Environments
support high-performance, cost-effective and health-promoting project outcomes. Speakers: Robert Milagre - Director, Sustainability Services & Reporting GBCA Kelly Worden - Project Manager, Health Research USGBC
$44.55 1 CPD Point(s) 56 mins
Building Infiltration Testing
average air tightness of Australian buildings is comparably poor and this sometimes contributes to a failure to reach energy efficiency goals.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 57 mins
Dynamic Solar Shading in Sustainable Buildings
webinar will benefit from a broad understanding of the benefits of dynamic solar shading with regard to health, wellbeing and productivity.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 58 mins
Passive House & Green Star Crosswalk
Association (APHA) Principal, John Moynihan and GBCA's Green Star team as we unpack what you need to know about our partnership.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 56 mins
A Dose of Sustainable Healthcare Design
Gail is the Co-director of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems and the Chair of Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 55 mins
Operational Waste Management
ensure sustainability project managers and contractors are delivering best practice in resource management and reporting. Speakers: Blake Lindley - Senior Sustainability Consultant Edge Environment
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 56 mins
Waste from Refurbishments
changes in order to systemise the tender, contract and delivery of improved recycling from these projects. Speakers: Blake Lindley Senior Sustainability Consultant, Edge Environment
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 54 mins
Commissioning for Air Tightness
you gain points throughout Green Star certification, but more importantly, help ensure that the design of the project is actually achieved.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 72 mins
Contracted Cleaning Services for Healthy & Efficient Buildings
and translating complex information into practical and actionable information, is a qualified trainer and facilitator and an experienced and dynamic presenter.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 46 mins
Building with Nature: Prioritising Ecology and Biodiversity
research interest in community lead forest conservation, and the use of film, storytelling and digital media to support effective conservation strategies.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 45 mins
Life Cycle Exposure to Chemicals in Buildings - How Risky?
management of chemical in products in a life cycle perspective, in the frame of the UN environment Global Chemical Outlook II.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 52 mins
Letting Nature In: The Benefits of Biophilic Design
end-users and the project teams. He shares examples of how biophilic design has been successfully applied in projects around the world.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 52 mins
Key Design Principles of Passive House
Bridge Free Construction :using materials that are less conductive to heat (i.e. timber in place of metal) and/or incorporating thermal breaks.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 46 mins
Calculating Cool: Rating Tool for HVAC Systems
Cool Presentation of a case study building example and it's HVAC system Application of the online rating system using the above example Q&A session
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 46 mins
Solutions for Reducing Embodied Energy Emissions in Buildings
culture - Efficient design - Solutions with concrete - Solutions with steel - Design for adaptability and resilience - Reuse of existing buildings - Solutions with timber
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 45 mins
World Leading Sustainable Buildings - A Global Study Tour
into design trends including passive house, dynamic facades, demand response, HVAC Systems, Solar PV, and low carbon building materials amongst others.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 57 mins
Tall Buildings & Sustainable Design
designing social spaces at height, zero carbon towers, appropriate façade design, Passivhaus thinking, tall timber and low-carbon structures and renovation opportunities.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 60 mins
Finance
Module Details
Green Bonds - Financing a Sustainable Future
to find out how they work, their potential and gain insights from the companies already holding a slice of the pie.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 101 mins
Green Bonds in the Property Sector
Sean Kidney, CEO of Climate Bonds Initiative gives an update on the Green Bonds market.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 45 mins
Building a Value Proposition
to a person or a business. Learn from those who have succeeded in meeting sustainability targets based on bold, clear vision.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 46 mins
The Funding Answer to the Barriers in Green Upgrades
funding for green projects and upgrades. Speakers: Bob Kelly - Managing Director Eureka Funds Management Limited Rachael Scott - Environmental Finance Manager Eureka Funds Management Limited
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 60 mins
Understanding the TCFD
when it comes to understanding and reporting under different climate scenarios Examples of how the TCFD is being taken up by industry
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 60 mins
Making the Business Case for Sustainability
link sustainability to tangible business value and estimate a return on investment of sustainability initiatives. Presenter: Dr. Barbara Nebel, thinkstep Ltd. Australasia
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 35 mins
* Time in minutes refers to the associated video content length of time.
** Free courses do not accrue CPD points.