Green Building Voice: Making the move to net zero


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Making the move to net zero

Climate change is shaping up as a critical issue in the federal election campaign – urged on by the environmental warnings we’re witnessing on a more frequent basis. We’ll be working hard over this long election campaign to seek commitment from all political parties on their promises to build a better, more sustainable future for all Australians.


Cities, urban forests and clean energy the budget winners

Treasurer Scott Morrison’s first Budget allocates $50 billion for “critical infrastructure” to reduce congestion, improve safety and better connect Australian products to domestic and international markets.

Smart cities are sustainable cities, says GBCA

The Australian Government has released its Smart Cities Plan, which promises to “coordinate and drive smarter city policy” and to draw on innovative finance mechanisms, to deliver essential infrastructure, drive innovation and improve the sustainability of our cities.


“Using LCA we achieved a 23.7% reduction in our environmental footprint compared with 2009 and global warming potential in CO2 equivalents reduced 37.7 %”

Fred Seifert - Quality & Environment Director, Flooring Systems


Delivering quality urban living for New South Wales

Join us at the Built Environment Meets Parliament forum as industry experts and politicians discuss the progression of design, planning, policy, funding and infrastructure. 

Construction Rocks 2016 – Call for bands and supporters

The inaugural event in 2015 was a huge success, raising funds for charity while facilitating great connections for people in the industry. In 2016 Construction Rocks wants to be bigger and better, with more bands and louder music!

Green Star Project Manager live after successful trial

We’ve switched to the new Green Star Project Manager system, submission notification is now easier and we’re reviewing the Construction and Demolition Waste Reporting Criteria.

Green Building Day – Last chance to register

Make sure you're registered for Green Building Day to hear the industry’s leading innovators and thinkers discuss ‘the 2 degree world’ and how we can slow global warming. Come for the ideas. Stay for the networking. Leave inspired.

Asia Pacific Leadership Awards

Have you shown leadership in integrating sustainable practices into your business? The Asia Pacific Leadership Awards showcase and celebrate the achievements of businesses and innovators in developing and promoting sustainability within the property industry. Receive recognition for your work in the industry – entries close 15 June.

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Plant 4, Bowden

A clever retrofit transforms the old Clipsal factory in Adelaide into one of Australia’s most sustainable adaptive reuse buildings. The 2,818 sqm building, which will be home to a new market retail centre and supermarket, forms part of Renewal SA’s ambitious redevelopment of an industrial precinct which will one day be home to more than 2,000 residents.

Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority releases vision for sustainable redevelopment

The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) is in the process of releasing green building policies for development areas in WA. This policy relates to the Midland redevelopment area and details the requirements for the delivery of sustainable buildings that contribute towards a reduction in emissions, waste and operational costs, and provides performance standards for the assessment of development applications for new buildings.



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