GBCA Green Building Voice
Aug 2013 issue
GBCA celebrates 10 years
GBCA Courses
Green Star - Design & As
Built Foundation Course
17 Sep, Adelaide 
26 Sep, Perth 
30 Sep, Brisbane 
Green Star Certification Workshop
1 Oct, Brisbane
11 Oct, Adelaide
16 Oct, Perth
Green Star - Communities: Australian Urban Design Protocol Master Class
9 Sep, Melbourne
8 Oct, Sydney
Green Star - Communities: Climate Adaptation and Resilience Master Class
11 Sep, Sydney
Green Star - Communities Foundation Course
3 Sep, Sydney 
27 Sep, Melbourne
2 Oct, Brisbane
17 Oct, Adelaide
25 Oct, Perth
Green Star Innovation Course
3 Oct, Adelaide
15 Oct, Perth
30 Oct, Sydney
Online learning
Earn & learn any time with our Green Star online modules
GBCA Events
Meet the Stars: Central Park
22 Aug, Sydney
Meet the Stars: Brookfield Place
20 Sep, Perth
Meet the Stars: One One One Eagle Street
20 Sep, Brisbane
Site Tour: Ausgrid Learning Centre
29 Aug, Sydney
Site Tour: 541 Hay Street
17 Sep, Perth
Member Evening
21 Aug, Canberra
In the Know: Green Star - Performance
14 Oct, Sydney
17 Oct, Brisbane
21 Oct, Melbourne
29 Oct, Adelaide
Brookfield Multiplex
Industry Events
World Green Building Week 2013
Host your own event:
16-20 Sep, 2013
Green Globe Awards Ceremony
24 Sep, Sydney
Brisbane Open House
12-13 Oct, Brisbane
Global Green Building Convention 2013
16 - 18 Oct, South Africa
Green Building Congress
24 - 26 Oct, India
Clovelly Road Better Block
27 Oct, Sydney
State of Australian Cities Conference
26-29 Nov, Sydney
“Fusing science, engineering and design solutions, AECOM works to incorporate sustainability into every project to shape a better tomorrow. In each sector of our business we have thought leaders who work to devise new and innovative methods and ensure that the principles of sustainability underpin everything we do. But it’s not just in our work for clients that we pursue sustainability. Within AECOM offices, a range of initiatives are in place to encourage the conservation of energy, water and other finite resources.”

Dr Anne Hellstedt, ANZ Practice Leader - Applied Research & Sustainability, AECOM

Are we more than the sum of our individual parts?

By Romilly Madew, Chief Executive

I’m often asked how a vast, isolated nation with a relatively small, dispersed population can be a world leader in sustainable building. The answer is simple: we work collaboratively. Read more and have your say

Federal Election: we’re voting for a more sustainable future in 2013

In the lead up to the 2013 federal election, we’re calling on all political parties to commit to creating better buildings, communities and cities. Discover our three-step plan to a more sustainable Australia.

World Green Building Week: scholarly sustainability, digital Q&A … it’s all on for WGBW 2013

From Twitter chats without borders to the launch of a new report on the sustainable future of Australian education, we’ve got lots of activities planned for World Green Building Week! Discover more and get involved

Members – download your discounts!

If your organisation is a member of the GBCA, you can access discounts on subscriptions to a range of industry publications. Find out more and download your discount

Join our delegation to India in February 2014

Austrade invites GBCA members to join a GBCA-led delegation to India in February 2014. We'll showcase Australian technologies and expertise in the areas of integrated planning and sustainable cities, and identify new growth opportunities for Australian organisations. Discover more and get involved

Innovation category expanded: a new Innovation generation

As part of our Green Star 2014 program of works we’re making some changes to the way Green Star rewards innovation. Discover how

Green Star - Performance set to launch

The Green Star – Performance rating tool will be released in October. Explore the benefits and prepare for the pilot phase.

Lessons from the ultimate crucible of ideas and innovation

Australia’s tertiary institutions are the engine room of learning, research and innovation for our nation. Now, with the help of Green Star, our universities are also fuelling the engines of sustainable market transformation. Find out more

A helping hand with your documentation

New short report submission templates are now available for Green Star IEQ, Energy and Materials credits. Download before you document!

Sydney Water Corporate Headquarters, NSW

"Given the nature of our business, water consumption was a key area to be targeted through the Green Star process. Our Green Star office is helping us to 'walk the talk' on water efficiency, and lead by sustainable example," says Sydney Water Facilities Management and Maintenance Manager, Craig Heitmann. Explore the case study

ClimateWorks Australia

report says energy intensity of buildings down 3% from 2002/3 - 2010/11.

RICS launches Leasa App

for SME commerical office tenants.

Facilities Management Award for Excellence

2013 nominations now open.

University of Wollongong's Team UOW wins

Solar Decathlon China 2013.

Department of Environmental Affairs Head Office, South Africa

With the Green Building Council of South Africa’s Rewire Green Building Convention just around the corner, we’re shining a light on one of South Africa’s 6 Star Green Star success stories – the Department of Environmental Affairs Office in Pretoria. Explore the building’s features

Australian Government commits to active travel

Did you know that traffic congestion in urban areas could cost our economy $20.4 billion by 2020? Last month, Deputy Prime Minister, The Hon Anthony Albanese, released Walking, Riding and Access to Public Transport: supporting active travel in Australian communities outlining the Government’s plans for decreasing congestion by encouraging active travel and referencing Green Star. Read more

Eric Knight on why we argue about climate change

With speaker abstracts for Green Cities 2014 rolling in, we sat down with 2013 keynote speaker, Eric Knight, to discuss why climate change keeps us arguing

Eclipse Tower / NSW

5 Star Green Star - Office As Built v2

ISIS Group Australia, Level 9, 121 Marcus Clarke / ACT

6 Star Green Star - Office Interiors v1.1

C2 Dandenong / VIC

5 Star Green Star - Office Interiors v1.1

Forte / VIC

5 Star Green Star - Multi Unit Residential As Built v1

WorkZone West / WA

5 Star Green Star - Office Design v3

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