In this issue
Green Star Multi Unit Residential v1 now released
International Leading Green Thinker, Bob Dixson
On Air with Romilly Madew
PERTH - 30 July
MELBOURNE - 13 August
BRISBANE - 18 August
DARWIN- 20 August
CANBERRA - 20 August
SYDNEY - 24 August
ADELAIDE - 26 August
SYDNEY - 7 August
ADELAIDE -2 September
MELBOURNE - 15 October
Office Interiors- inc FREE Technical manual:
BRISBANE - 19 August
SYDNEY - 20 August
ADELAIDE - 23 September
PERTH - 22 October
Abel 2 Consulting
Access Pacific Distribution
Builtform Constructions Consolidated Fire & Steam
CplusC Design Construct
Hobsons Bay City Council
Lahz Nimmo Architects
Mechanical Project Management
Professional Cleaning Services
University of Tasmania
Improving energy efficiency in Australia's built environment has long been hailed as the "low-hanging fruit" of greenhouse gas abatement.
At Green Cities '09, Federal Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, Peter Garrett told the audience that improving energy efficiency was the quickest and most cost effective way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Green Star Multi Unit Residential v1 now released!
A new tool which rates the environmental features of multi unit residential buildings has now been released and will help reduce Australia's greenhouse gas emissions while delivering health benefits and financial savings for building occupants.
Built Environments Meets Parliament- 12 August
Join us for BEMP 2009. Romilly Madew will be hosting the Sustainability session, exploring the how the building sector can contribute to Australia's reduction in greenhouse gass emissions through energy efficient measures.
International Leading Green Thinker Bob Dixson
On the 2nd of July our Melbourne members had the opportunity to be inspired by the Mayor of Greensberg, Kanas US, Bob Dixson as he shared his town's transformation into a Green City after a natural diaster.
On Air with Romilly Madew
In BTalk Australia, Romilly Madew, Chief Executive Green Building Council says there are many reasons to build a green building, including minimising the risk of non-compliance with increasing government regulation on environmental sustainability.
Listen to interview.
In June, the GBCA led a delegation of Australian green building industry professionals to Germany to visit some of the most advanced green buildings, study emerging green trends and technologies and met some of Germany’s foremost leading green thinkers.
Industry news & events
Investa Sustainability Institute (ISI) has been established to conduct action research for sustainability in the built environment. The Institutes first Working Paper has now been released:
How low can we go? What is the scope for reducing emissions from commercial real estate?
Benchmarking Sustainability- 40 Albert Road- The results of a recent Building Use Study revealed that tenant education and behaviour modification play an important role in keeping a building’s green credentials up to scratch.
Guide to Environmental Performance in Leases - 13 August
CPRS - Path to Business Growth with Hon. Greg Combet - 24 August
Indian Green Building Congress - 10-11 September
More gadgets to help you live green
There are small, personal charging devices that use solar energy or wind to power your gadgets. A great example is the Hymini wind turbine that can charge your mobile phone, ipod or MP3 player just by sticking it out the window or taking it with you on a bike ride.
Find out more from the City of Sydney Council.
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