GBCA Green Building Voice
Nov 2009 issue

GBCA courses

MELBOURNE - 10 December

PERTH - 15 December

ADELAIDE - 15 December

SYDNEY - 16 December

BRISBANE - 2 February

DARWIN - 30 March


CAIRNS - 13 April

Certification Workshop:
SYDNEY - 2 February



Sponsorship opportunities

master classes sponsor


precinct project


New members

Bostik Australia Pty Ltd
Heyday Group
McConnel Smith & Johnson
Multiclad Facade Systems
mySmart Pty Ltd
Planex Sales Pty Ltd
Quadric Pty Ltd
University of Canberra




summer sale inhouse course





Corporate partners








Green Cities 2010

Green thinking

Romilly Madew

Australian leadership at GreenBuild
In a crowd of 29,000 green leaders, you’d be forgiven for thinking Australia would be a small player.  But you’d be wrong.

I’ve just returned from GreenBuild - the US Green Building Council’s annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona – and was very proud to see Australia taking a central role in green building programs, policies and thought leadership. Read more.



GBCA news

Six Continents, One Mission - A World GBC Report
Global Green Building Council report was released at the WorldGBC International Congress at GreenBuild in Phoenix, USA. Read the full report on the GBCA website.

A common carbon language for all
The world's leading green building organisations have reached a ground-breaking agreement to adopt a common global language for the measurement of the carbon footprint of buildings.

GBCA Chief Romilly Madew takes out prestigious national business award
GBCA Chief Executive Romilly Madew has been named the winner of the prestigious White Pages Community and Government Award at the 2009 Australian Telstra Business Women's Awards.

Australia leads the way in green buildings
The World Green Building Council has re-appointed Tony Arnel, Chair of the World Green Building Council (WGBC) at their annual meeting, held at GreenBuild, Phoenix. Mr Arnel, is the Victorian Building and Plumbing Commissioner.

GBCA achieves 5 Stars on energy performance
The Green Building Council of Australia's iconic "GreenHouse", its Sydney headquarters, has achieved a 5 Star energy efficiency rating from the National Australian Built Environment Rating System ( NABERS).

GBCA submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Safe Climate Bill
The GBCA welcomes the inquiry into the Safe Climate Bill as an opportunity to discuss how Australia can reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its buildings.

Green Building Council Releases New Timber Credit
GBCA has announced the release of a revised Green Star Timber credit effective January 1, 2010, which allows for equal consideration of Australian forestry schemes.

Precinct Project Update

The Precinct Project aims to develop a national framework to deliver best practice for our communities and precincts, which achieves environmental, cultural, social, governance and economic outcomes.  Read more for an update on the project's status and sponsorship opportunities.


green cities master classes site tours


GBCA events

Green Star Courses coming to North QLD and NT GSAP Courses
GSAP NT - 30 March
GSAP Nth QLD - 1 April
GSAP Nth QLD - 13 April
VIC - 10 December
WA - 15 December

SA - 15 December
NSW - 16 December


GBCA Member Survey

Congratulations to Andrew Smith from Bovis Lend Lease, Melbourne, who won 2 free nights accommodation at the Daintree Ecolodge and Spa for completing the 2009 Member Survey and correctly answering the theme for Green Cities 2010 "People, Places, Performance." Thank you to all who participated, we greatly value your feedback.


Industry news

$16.4 million for 37 grants to cut office emissions

Call to Action Copenhagen by International Organisations of Architects

New MOU to help capture green building opportunities in rapidly developing China

Brisbane home to Australia's greenest building

Inaugural conference on Profitable Sustainability in Property held in Sydney earlier this month

Nominations open for PCA's Innovation and Excellence Awards, including Sustainable Developments

George Floth Consulting Engineers celebrates 25 years with a new name - Floth


Industry events

Walk Against Warming - 12 December, global event to be held on day of Copenhagen climate change talks

Sustainable Living Festival - 6-21 February 2010, Melbourne



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