Why own a green public building?
The benefits of green public buildings
The benefits of green buildings continue to stack up. Green public buildings delivers a range of business benefits including:
> Demonstrate financial responsibility
> Reduced delivery time-frames and resources
> More awards grants and partnerships
Building green is a clear expression of commitment to the environment. Increasingly, people around the world perceive green buildings as modern and ethical – and companies, councils, governments and community organisations associated with green buildings benefit from these perceptions through community pride, satisfaction and well-being.
Demonstrate financial responsibility
Green Star buildings provide a bricks-and-mortar demonstration of an organisation’s commitment to financial responsibility.
Increasingly, leaders in both the public and private sector have a financial responsibility to deliver assets that are affordable and represent value for money over the long-term. Green Star buildings and communities do just that.
Green Star certification sends a clear message to our community that we are committed to building long-term assets that are sustainable, productive and fiscally responsible.
Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Cr John Chedid
With a $1.6 billion urban renewal project underway, Parramatta City Council was the first local government in Australia to specify Green Star requirements for each building across an entire precinct, and to register to achieve a Green Star – Communities rating.
Learn more about Parramatta City Council’s leadership
Reduced delivery time-frames and resources
Key to the Green Star process is an integrated team approach to design, which often leads to fewer design conflicts and changes in the development process.
The Green Star process helped all team members to commit to achieving the same sustainable outcomes. It also resulted in team members encouraging each other to push the boundaries and find more effective and efficient ways of delivering key elements of the project.
Project’s Green Star Accredited Professional and Director of Ecolateral John Moynihan
In achieving a Green Star rating for the $45m The Corso at North Lakes, Moreton Bay Regional Council realised a number of unexpected benefits.
More awards, grants and partnershipsIncreasingly green buildings are examples of innovation and awards winning design that attract award, grants and other partnerships.
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Head of Market Transformation
Green Building Council of Australia
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- Why design or build a green commercial building?
- Why design or build a green residential building?
- Why design or build a green school?
- Why design or build a green hospital?
- Why design or build a green public building?
- Why own a green commercial building?
- Why own a green residential building?
- Why own a green school?
- Why own a green hospital?
- Why own a green public building?