Sustainability is here to stay

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GBCA office closure dates

The Green Building Council of Australia will shut for the holidays at close of business on Wednesday 23rd December 2015 and will reopen again on the Monday 4th January 2016. We wish you a happy and safe break.

Sustainability is here to stay

A 40% increase in year-on-year Green Star certifications confirms that sustainability is here to stay.


Hear from Green Star –Design & As Built Assessors

The submission and assessment processes have changed considerably in the new Green Star – Design & As Built tool. Learn more about these improvements from our Assessors.

Climate pact a critical step on the low-carbon pathway

At COP21 in Paris, 195 countries adopted a legally binding agreement to fight climate change by helping the world abandon fossil fuels and stopping global warming "well below" 2 degrees Celsius.


"As Australia’s largest general insurer, IAG  takes its sustainability commitments seriously. That’s why IAG is proud to join the GBCA, the first insurance company to do so," says Ramana James, IAG Head of Group Shared Value.


GBCA announces Corporate Partners for 2016

Two of GBCA’s most proactive members have committed to providing additional support via a range of initiatives throughout 2016: Frasers Property and Stockland.

Taking Charge of Change

At our recent Member evenings in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney, we invited senior representatives from member organisations to take part in panel sessions focusing on the topic of ‘Taking Charge of Change’.

Goodbye Legacy, hello New Generation

New projects will no longer be able to register under any Legacy rating tool from 31 December 2015.  All existing Legacy projects will be supported through to certification.

Green Cities 2016 Early Bird for Members finishes today

This is your final chance to secure a $200 saving off Green Cities conference tickets. Closes today, 5pm AEDT Friday 18 December.

Green Star – Performance Foundation Course in Melbourne

Learn the fundamentals of Green Star – Performance and get your building operating at its peak potential. The course features a case study of the Sydney Opera House, which includes why they went for the rating and the lessons learnt.

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Australia's first mixed-use urban redevelopment to be awarded 6 Star Green Star – Communities rating

When the South Australian Government began to think about alternate uses for Tonsley – Mitsubishi’s former manufacturing site in Adelaide – it saw an opportunity to create a thriving community that was prosperous, resilient and sustainable, and so it turned to Green Star – Communities for help.

Keep cool in Parramatta this summer

Earlier this year, Parramatta and the surrounding councils launched the ‘Our Living River’ campaign for the Parramatta River. Now as we approach what is shaping up to be a warm summer, Parramatta City Council have recently launched the ‘Cool Parramatta’ campaign.



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