On-demand courses

Our on-demand 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

PROGRAMS
Case Studies
Module Details
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
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
St. Benedict’s School – pathway to 6 Star Innovation
Liam Murray will also introduce the dashboard initiative they have created to communicate and track the Green Star credits and initiatives.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 50 mins
Embedding sustainability in aged care
know the how Regis’ sustainability outcomes Join Dr Kaushik Sridhar, National Sustainability Manager, Regis Healthcare, to learn how to make sustainable change stick.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 55 mins
Lot Fourteen
facilities shared across the precinct How both the neighbourhood and buildings have been designed for health and well-being. Key project highlights and initiatives.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 60 mins
Innovation in WELL - Learning from recent projects
key to success – how do we bring the end user on the journey? Beauty, biophilia and the Mind & Community categories
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 60 mins
Green Star
Module Details
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
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 in focus: Industrial
to build more sustainable buildings which will meet investors’ growing demand for future-proofed investments that uphold environmental and social governance principles.
$30.00 No Points 60 mins
Reflections from Future Focus pilot projects
Speakers: Devan Valenti, Green Building Council of Australia Sean Holmes, WSP Janine Parker, City of Darebin Greg Johnson, Stockland Dennis Lee, Green Building Council of Australia
$77.27 2 CPD Point(s) 90 mins
Exploring Green Star for Performance
and management This webinar is suitable for all those looking to get an insight into the evolution of Green Star - Performance.
$30.00 No Points 60 mins
Introduction to the Green Star Homes draft standard
all those interested or working in residential housing and those wanting to know more about the Green Star for Homes standard.
$30.00 No Points 60 mins
Creating homes that are better for you: the Healthy category
Projects, Green Building Council of Australia Paul Wall, CEO, Australian Passive House Association Tim Devlin, Head of Innovation, Rawson Bill Giannikos, President, Delos Australia
$30.00 No Points 60 mins
Career journeys with Green Star Champions
Park Jeremy Mansfield, National Sustainability Operations Manager, Lendlease Jessica Stewart, Sustainability Manager, Riverview Projects Facilitator: Nick Baker, Senior Technical Coordinator, Green Building Council of Australia
$30.00 No Points 90 mins
Future proofing homes: the resilient category
an experienced panel with expertise in climate risk and resilience and what this means at an industry, community and home level.
$30.00 No Points 60 mins
Positive homes that are net zero in energy
and will also hear from industry leaders who have worked extensively in the residential sector to deliver net zero energy homes.
$30.00 No Points 60 mins
Insights into circular economy
Solutions, Circle Economy  Kim Host, Resource Recovery Manager, Office and Industrial, Mirvac  Naomi Martin, Sustainability Manager Construction, Mirvac  Jorge Chapa, Head of Market Transformation, Green Building Council of Australia
$95.00 2 CPD Point(s) 90 mins
Insights into Green Star for government
you currently work for a government department or agency, registration for this webinar is complimentary via the 'government admission only' ticket.
$95.00 2 CPD Point(s) 90 mins
Green Star digital strategy
will interact with the calculators once released Simon Ng, Green Star Digital Manager, who will provide an overview of the pilot calculators.
Free No Points 60 mins
Resilience in the built environment – launching our thought leadership paper
and domestic frameworks driving resilience, we will tackle what can now be done and what this means for Australia’s built environment. 
$30.00 No Points 60 mins
Exploring the upcoming release of Green Star Online
CEO, Build-Apps (GBCA’s digital partner) Brett Shoemaker, ANZ Sustainability Lead, Microsoft Australia Melissa Kaplan, Technical Specialist – Nonprofits Microsoft Technology Centre, Microsoft Australia
$30.00 No Points 60 mins
Industry Standards
Module Details
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.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 36 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.
$95.00 2 CPD Point(s) 90 mins
Insights into building envelope and energy performance
house in Queensland A case study of an air tight building What are the roles of the architect, consultant, mechanical engineer and builder?
$95.00 2 CPD Point(s) 93 mins
Insights into operational waste management
Beard, Senior Facilities Manager, Knight Frank Jim McBurney, General Manager, ORG Sarah Smith, Consultant, Foresight Environmental Paul Cross, Project Manager, Sydney Waste Services (SWS)
$95.00 2 CPD Point(s) 90 mins
Insights into Build to Rent
projects both overseas and in Australia. Learn from the latest developments in the sector and examine what is on the horizon.
$95.00 2 CPD Point(s) 90 mins
Insights into healthy buildings
Hodgson, General Manager, Ambius David Keenan, National Director Science & Research, CBRE Facilitated by: Nadia Barbov, Technical Specialist, Green Building Council of Australia
$95.00 2 CPD Point(s) 90 mins
Insights into sustainable digitalisation
Capitals Consulting Davina Rooney, CEO, Green Building Council of Australia Dorotea Baljevic, General Manager Data Science Services, Lendlease Ruben Langbroek, Head of Asia Pacific, GRESB
$95.00 2 CPD Point(s) 90 mins
Social Sustainability
Module Details
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
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.
$95.00 2 CPD Point(s) 123 mins
Insights into social procurement and workforce
Chief Executive Officer, Refugee Talent Angela Simons, National Manager, Renew Australia Greg Rafferty, Social Inclusion Manager - Infrastructure & Major Projects, John Holland
$95.00 2 CPD Point(s) 90 mins
Staying strong during COVID-19 and beyond
wellbeing. He will provide tips and suggest evidence base strategies for how to sustain wellbeing during the challenging times and beyond.
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
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) 63 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
Getting electric vehicle ready
of: - the key considerations for cost effectively supporting EV charging in buildings, and - the direction of regulatory change in this space.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 59 mins
Energy efficiency: understanding Section J and NCC 2019 changes
on Energy Efficiency NZS 4214 – effects of thermal bridging and R-values Façade U-value modelling Impact on ESD consultants Performance Solutions vs Deem to Satisfy
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 54 mins
Towards lower carbon concrete
carbon concrete know how to analyse a concrete EPD and compare results to industry benchmarks understand the next steps for carbon neutral concrete
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 60 mins
Insights into distributed energy
storage? How is the business case for battery storage evolving? Lessons from current projects and trials What does this mean for the property sector?
$95.00 2 CPD Point(s) 90 mins
Insights into circular energy
New Property, Origin Facilitator: Dani Alexander, Research Principal, UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures, and RACE for Business Program Leader, RACE for 2030 CRC
$95.00 2 CPD Point(s) 90 mins
Insights into solar and storage
Solutions (GSES)  Will Furness, Analyst | Business Development & Transactions, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) Igor Sekatski, National Manager - Renewable Projects,Vicinity Centres
$95.00 2 CPD Point(s) 90 mins
Insights into electric vehicles in the built environment
vehicles and charging solutions in Australia, as well to learn about the results from the retrofitting trials on a large scale.
$95.00 2 CPD Point(s) 90 mins
Insights into PPAs
recent PPAs drivers and PPAs as part of wider strategic decisions, not just cutting energy costs how to get engagement within your organisation
$95.00 2 CPD Point(s) 90 mins
Embodied Carbon & Embodied Energy in Australia's Buildings
findings and implications from our work and our collective efforts to achieve a net zero built environment in the coming decades.
Free No Points 60 mins
Insights into upfront carbon in construction
when purchasing materials, and how to ensure that we are doing our best to drive the demand for low carbon materials.
$95.00 2 CPD Point(s) 90 mins
A Climate Positive Roadmap for Precincts
actions needed to make this roadmap a success. Set a pathway for carbon reduction expectations within the Green Star Communities rating tool.
$30.00 No Points 60 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
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
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
Leading on Indigenous Design
design and consulting a key part of their business and the impact this has had on their clients and the community.
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 60 mins
Insights into IEQ
Candido, Director | SHE (Sustainable and Healthy Environments) Lab, The University of Melbourne Facilitator: Ian Adams, ESD Consultant, Organica Engineering Pty Ltd
$95.00 2 CPD Point(s) 90 mins
Insights into Placemaking
of successful placemaking strategies. Learn how to apply new methods in your projects, such as co-creation, community engagement, local analysis, social enterprise.
$95.00 2 CPD Point(s) 90 mins
Insights into inclusive design
be considering now as we plan future projects and future communities? We will feature current projects and innovative thinking across three presentations.
$95.00 2 CPD Point(s) 90 mins
Insights into sustainable retrofits and renovations
programs encourage existing building renovations- especially in the mid tier? why retrofit/ refurbish buildings including key drivers assessing the resilience of the building
$95.00 2 CPD Point(s) 90 mins
Insights into smart buildings
of data analytics Data driven decision making and future planning Use of machine learning to improve efficiency, productivity and sustainability across property portfolios
$95.00 2 CPD Point(s) 90 mins
Insights into future mobility
to tailoring travel technology and developing human centric design. Our experts will unpack what this means for the sustainable built environment.
$95.00 2 CPD Point(s) 90 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
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
Risky business: shaping a resilient and insurable built environment
from TRANSFORM Online. As climate challenges become more urgent, how can we shape a resilient and insurable built environment for our future?
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 58 mins
Tackling the TCFD and its importance to property
underpinning disclosure requirements Examine the recommendations around disclosure on climate change risk Examples of how the TCFD is being taken up by industry
$53.64 1 CPD Point(s) 60 mins
Insights into TCFD and quantifying climate related risks
Senior Manager Group Reporting, Dexus Sarah Barker, Head of Climate Risk Governance, Minter Ellison Sharanjit Paddam, Head of ESG Risk, QBE Insurance Group
$95.00 2 CPD Point(s) 90 mins
Creating a resilient and insurable Australia in the era of climate change
Cantwell, National General Manager, Development - Communities - Built Form, Stockland Euan Robertson, General Manager of Government & Industry Affairs, Commonwealth Bank
Free No Points 60 mins
* Time in minutes refers to the associated video content length of time.
** Free courses do not accrue CPD points.