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Rewriting the rules

While politicians debate, the international community negotiates and we creep closer to discussions in Paris, the Australian property industry is getting on with rewriting the rules of the game and creating a future full of possibility.


Strong commitment to Green Star – Design & As Built

Leading diversified property group Australand has once again raised the sustainability stakes by committing to achieve minimum 5 Star Green Star – Design & As Built ratings for all new industrial, commercial and retail projects.

The call goes out to invest in cities

The State of Australian Cities 2014-15 report released last week once again reinforces the need for strong investment in our cities to ensure better places to live and a more competitive Australia.

Curtin University

“Curtin Master Plan will be the place where arts and culture meet technology and innovation. We seek to become the creative hub for Perth and an attractive vibrant destination for the community,” says Professor Deborah Terry, Vice-Chancellor.


Our national postal service goes green for World Environment Day

On June 5, GBCA members celebrated the biggest day of the year for positive environmental action. Australia Post was among them, showcasing the little things we can all do to help build a better environment at their Green Star-rated headquarters in Melbourne.

Adelaide’s newest office gets the Green Star tick of approval

Australia’s first building to achieve a Green Star – Design & As Built Design Review now has an early opportunity to promote its sustainability credentials, while the project team has insights to share with the industry.

Green Star Technical Update

We’ve updated Green Star – Design & As Built to v1.1 with better pathways, updated guidance and general corrections to ensure it is the best and simplest rating tool for the design & construction of buildings. Plus, we’ve made Submission Guidelines for New Generation rating tools free for GBCA members.

Site tour: The Dr Chau Chak Wing building at UTS

With a truly inspiring architect, Frank Gehry, behind the The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, it is hardly surprising it has been the talk of the town. But having received Australia’s second 5 Star Green Star – Education Design rating, it’s clear that “the most beautiful squashed brown paper bag” is also green. 30 JULY.

Is solar the solution for your business?

Over a million Australian homes and businesses have connected to solar power, and momentum is gathering. But how do you diagnose your business’ power bill and build a commercial case for a solar-powered solution before you make the switch? 29 JULY.

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Bringing sustainability to the people

For City of Gosnells, achieving Australia’s first 6 Star Green Star – Public Building Design rating for Mills Park demonstrates the vital role sustainable buildings play in securing the future of our cities – both environmentally and financially.

A greener landscape for South African tourism

Hotel Verde in Cape Town is raising the sustainability bar for the African tourism industry while making green building history having been awarded South Africa’s first 6 Star Green Star rating for a hotel from the Green Building Council of South Africa.



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