Are beautiful buildings inherently more sustainable?

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A thing of beauty is a joy forever

Consider the buildings that lift your spirit. The sails of the Sydney Opera House? The soaring ceiling of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris? The sparkling spire of New York’s Chrysler building? The perfection of the Pyramids of Giza? None of these buildings were built for energy efficiency. They were built for beauty.


New CEO of the World GBC

Terri Wills has been announced as the new CEO of the World GBC. Terri’s experience as Director of Global Initiatives with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group will increase the global impact of the GBC network.

A broader sustainability focus for NSW

The Baird Government has an unparalleled opportunity to deliver buildings and communities that are healthy, productive and efficient and meet the state’s economic, social and environmental priorities.

Quad Services

“Quad is committed to maintaining the highest standard of environmental management.”
Andrew Yardley, CEO of Quad Services, a national provider of cleaning, security and associated building services.


People's Choice Award – closes Friday

Vote for your favourite project in the People’s Choice Award, as part of the 2015 Innovation and Excellence Awards. Congratulations to all the shortlisted Green Star projects.

Australian Supply Chain Sustainability School

The GBCA is pleased to support the Australian Supply Chain Sustainability School, an online learning forum to improve the knowledge of sustainability issues in the construction sector.

Green Star Technical Update

The new partnership formed with GBIG, understanding the changes in Green Star – Performance v1, and the 2015 GRESB Survey that’s now open.

Leading Green Women

Gender equality in the workplace is not just your responsibility, it is everyone’s. From the boardroom to the lunchroom, from executives to graduates - smart businesses recognise that gender equality delivers. 4 MAY 2015.

New release webinar series

With the release of Green Star – Performance v1, we’re delivering a webinar series to update you on changes to categories and credits, industry consultation outcomes and introducing portfolio ratings. Series begins 28 APR 2015.

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Caloundra South

Caloundra South is the largest mixed-use development ever undertaken under single ownership in Australia.  Located on the Sunshine Coast, it will become home to around 50,000 people and be a model for social inclusion and environmentally sensitive urban design.

Green Star rewards in the ACT

To drive sustainability in the ACT, the state government is offering a discount on Lease Variation Charges to projects that commit to achieving a 5 or 6 Star Green Star rating as part of their development application.



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