GBCA Green Building Voice
Aug 2009 issue

In this issue

ACTU President appointed to GBCA Board

BEMP outcomes from 12 Aug

Industry supports Renewable Energy Target

New Green Star precincts framework for sustainable communities

Green Star - Convention Centre Design PILOT rating tool

GBCA courses


SYDNEY - 21 Sept

BRISBANE - 22 Sept

PERTH - 22 Sept

ADELAIDE - 29 Sept


Submission Workshop:


PERTH - 22 Oct

Office Interiors- inc FREE Technical manual:
ADELAIDE - 23 Sept

PERTH - 22 Oct

Corporate Partners


New members

Advance Management
Altro APAC
Barangaroo Delivery Authority
Carripook Interior Plant Care
Clarke Energy
Demolition Plus
Designing Greenplaces+buildings+interiors
Feltex Carpets
Foilboard Australia
Hacer Group
National Australia Bank
Smith & Tracey Architects
UGL Services
Williamson Architects


Green thinking


5 Green Stars for the GreenHouse

Last night, we were thrilled to welcome the federal Minister for Environment, Heritage and the Arts, Peter Garrett, to the GBCA’s head office for the official presentation of our Green Star certification. Read more

GBCA news

ACTU President, Sharon Burrow, appointed to GBCA Board

Minister Garrett speaks at GBCA co-hosted Built Environment Meets Parliament (BEMP)

Renewable Energy Target supported by green building industry

New Green Star precincts framework for sustainable communities

Green Star - Convention Centre Design PILOT rating tool available for information only download

GBCA Chair, Tony Arnel, named 'true leader of 2009' by AFR Boss and Chief Executive, Romilly Madew, included in Carbon 50's most influential green leaders.

GBCA Events

Meet the Stars

Picture EPA
QLD's 1st Green Star Office Interiors rating
Brisbane 31 August
Picture The Summer
Australia's 1st Green Star Multi Unit Residential project
Perth 8 September

Leading Green Thinkers

Hon Jay Weatherill presents
SA's Sustainability and Strategic Vision
Adelaide 9 September
Fiona Wain:
The Road to Copenhagen
Sydney 17 September
Picture World Green Building Day
Global green building councils will highlight the vital role of buildings in the lead-up to climate change talks in Copenhagen in December. Melbourne 24 September

Site Tours

Picture Bond University
Brisbane 3 September
Picture Melbourne Convention Centre
Melbourne 18 September



Industry news

New Davis Langdon's research report, Health sector joins green ratings era, explores the future of green healthcare facilities

Australian Government to help households live greener

Prime Minister pledges 50,000 green jobs to help boost the economy

PWC Report: Zero carbon Buildings - a worthwhile aspiration?

The 2009 Australia Award for Urban Design prize awards two projects

Drivers and barriers to green building: take the Curtin Uni survey

Industry Events

Green Building & Design Conference 2009 - Green Materials 9-10 Sept

Indian Green Building Congress - 10-11 Sept

Australia and Germany - A path to energy efficiency - 14-18 Sept

11th Globe Vancouver 2010 - Trade show applications close 15 Oct

Eco Expo Asia - environment protection trade fair - 28 Oct

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