GBCA Green Building Voice
Nov 2012 issue
GBCA celebrates 10 years

GBCA Courses

Fitout Calculators Course

6 Dec, Melbourne
11 Dec, Sydney

Green Star – Communities: Australian Urban Design Protocol Master Class

3 Dec, Sydney
14 Dec, Melbourne

Green Star – Communities Foundation Course
22 Nov, Sydney
27 Nov, Melbourne

Green Star Certification Workshop 
23 Nov, Melbourne
27 Nov, Sydney

Green Star Innovation Course
27 Nov, Sydney

Green Star Design & As Built Foundation Course
6 Dec, Sydney
11 Dec, Melbourne

GBCA Events

In the Know Member Briefing: Green Star - Interiors
22 Nov, Melbourne
27 Nov, Adelaide
29 Nov, Perth

Launch of the State of Australian Cities 2012 report
4 Dec, Melbourne

Workplaces of the Future Summit
30 Jan, Melbourne

Site Tour: Building 6, Holmesglen Institute of TAFE
12 Feb, Chadstone  

Green Cities 2013
6-7 Mar, Sydney  


Corporate Partners

Brookfield Multiplex


Industry Events

Budget buildings: how to retrofit to reduce running costs
23 Nov, Brisbane

Building Maintenance and Management Conference
27-28 Nov, Sydney

Energy Efficiency Council's National Conference
5-6 Dec, Sydney

AS 1668 Information Series
26 Nov – 11 Dec, National

FuturArc Prize Competition
Closing 17 Dec, International

FuturArc Green Leadership Award
Closing 17 Dec, International

Industry and International News

Energy Efficiency Information Grants - applications for funding open
$20 million in funding through the Australian Government’s Energy Efficiency Information Grants (EEIG) Program is now available.  Read more

New CEO for GECA
Good Environment Choice Australia has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer, Rupert Posner.  Read more 

Chairman of Brookfield Multiplex - Property Person of the Year 2012
Ross McDiven, Global Chairman of Brookfield Multiplex, has been awarded the prestigious title of Property Person of the Year 2012 by the Urban Taskforce Australia.  Read more

Climate action on the dance floor
Ignite Australia seeks partners for a unique climate action project - a sustainable dance floor which aims to encourage people to shift towards renewable energy. Read more

“As a founding member of the GBCA, Savills Project Management recognises the importance of supporting GBCA as a leading group at the forefront of environmental change in our industry. We are proud of our long-term association with the GBCA and the opportunity to be involved with newly-formed state industry groups in Canberra and Perth.” 

Phill Andrew, Managing Director of Savills Project Management



A decade of green building
By Romilly Madew, Chief Executive, Green Building Council of Australia This month, the Green Building Council of Australia turns 10, and to celebrate we’ve published ‘A decade of green building'

While we were compiling this short history, we asked some of the industry’s most influential people to share their favourite memories of the last 10 years as the GBCA and our industry evolved. Read more

Launch of the State of Australian Cities 2012 report: 

Tuesday 4 December 2012, in Melbourne
Join us for the launch of the State of Australian Cities 2012 report, an annual ‘report card’ which outlines the progress and performance of the nation’s 18 largest cities. Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, the Hon Anthony Albanese MP, will launch the State of Australian Cities 2012 report at this special networking lunch. Book your place or host a table.

First 6 Star Green Star rating achieved in Round 1
EPA Victoria’s headquarters in Melbourne is the first project to achieve a 6 Star Green Star rating in just one round of assessment. It is just the third government department within Australia to achieve a 6 Star Green Star - Office Interiors v1.1 rating and the first in Victoria.  Read more

Specialised education through the GBCA’s CPD program
Our new professional streams are helping us to deliver more relevant, customised Green Star education. Green Star Accredited Professional accreditations for Design & As Built, Communities and Interiors are now available, with a new accreditation also being launched to coincide with the release of the Green Star - Performance rating tool later in 2013. Read more

Incentives for cleaner, greener new buildings with legislation for managed investment trusts
The Australian Government has recently passed the Tax Laws Amendment (Clean Building Managed Investment Trust) legislation. The GBCA provided extensive feedback to the Australian Government during the consultation phase in light of industry concerns regarding the eligibility requirements included in the first draft of the Bill. Read more 


Green Star Discussion Paper: Construction and Demolition Waste
Our expert reference panel of nearly 50 people has contributed its advice and expertise to the development of a new draft ‘Construction and Demolition Waste’ credit. Now we need your feedback.  Download the discussion paper and have your say.

Green Star Review: Call for submissions
Each year, the Green Star Review Committee asks for your feedback to ensure we continue to simplify and streamline Green Star certification, ensure greater consistency, transparency and rigour, and deliver the next generation of Green Star rating tools. Now, we are asking for your feedback again.  Read more

Green Star - Performance beta testing begins
Green Star – Performance has reached a major milestone in its development, and we are now looking for projects to work with us to ‘beta test’ the proposed credit criteria. This is the last phase of development prior to the release of the PILOT rating tool. If your team has not been involved with the credit development process, and you’d like to provide your input into the rating tool, now is your chance. Please contact Robert Milagre on (02) 8239 6200 or  [email protected] to find out how you can be involved.

Expressions of Interest now open for Green Star – Interiors PILOT projects
Here’s your opportunity to shape the Green Star – Interiors rating tool and gain all the benefits of a Green Star rating. Find out more.

Darling Quarter, Sydney
Sydney’s Darling Quarter embodies a new era of sustainable development. As the designer and developer of Darling Quarter, founding GBCA member Lend Lease has leveraged the Green Star knowledge gained from its work on more than 50 Green Star certified projects to transform a forgotten corner of the CBD into a thriving mixed-use development, with the 6 Star Green Star – Office Design v2, 6 Star Green Star – Office As Built v3 and 6 Star Office Interiors v1.1-certified Commonwealth Bank Place as its striking centrepiece. Read more

International Case Study: SusCon, Dartford, UK
SusCon is a BREEAM-certified sustainable construction training and research centre that has been designed as an exemplar facility to demonstrate sustainable building materials, technologies and techniques. The building is operated by North West Kent College and forms part of ‘The Bridge’ in Dartford, a 264 acre mixed-use scheme developed by Prologis and Dartford Borough Council.  Read more

Sunsuper Tenancy Fitout / QLD
5 Star Green Star - Office Interiors v1.1

Metcash NSW Distribution Centre / NSW
4 Star Green Star - Industrial As Built v1

Sherwood Road Bus Depot /QLD
5 Star Green Star - Industrial As Built v1

Affinity Village / WA
5 Star Green Star - Public Building Design PILOT

The Corso at North Lakes / QLD
5 Star Green Star - Public Building Design PILOT

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