The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is the nation's authority on sustainable buildings and communities. The GBCA's mission is to accelerate the transformation of Australia's built environment into one that is healthy, livable, productive, resilient and sustainable.
The GBCA works with industry and government to encourage policies and programs that support its mission. The Council educates thousands of people each year on how to design and deliver efficient and sustainable outcomes for Australia's buildings and communities.
GBCA operates Australia's only national, voluntary, holistic rating system for sustainable buildings and communities - Green Star.
Since its launch in 2003, Green Star has transformed the property and construction industry. More than 800 building projects have achieved Green Star ratings, and a further 400+ are registered for certification.
Of the almost 25 million square metres of office space across the whole of Australia, 23 percent is Green Star-rated.
Green Star is not restricted to offices, and Green Star is influencing the design and construction of everything from hotels to hospitals, schools to shopping centres, fire stations to train stations, libraries and leisure centres, restaurants and retirement villages.
Green Star supports the property and construction industry to improve the sustainability of buildings and communities, boost occupant health and productivity and achieve cost savings.
FROM BUILDINGS TO COMMUNITIES
A building-by-building approach to sustainability is not enough to achieve real change across Australia. The Green Star Communities rating tool is addressing sustainability at the precinct scale, and hundreds of thousands of people will soon live in precincts, neighbourhoods and communities with Green Star ratings.
Green Star Communities is driving project teams to minimise energy and water consumption, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, manage waste and reduce dependence on motor vehicles. However, the rating tool reaches beyond environmental efficiencies to broader holistic sustainability issues, such as economic prosperity, livability and health.
FURTHER CONTACT AND INFORMATION
Green Building Council of Australia
P | 02 8239 6200
E | firstname.lastname@example.org
W | www.gbca.org.au