Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA)
The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) was established in 2002 to lead the sustainable transformation of the built environment. Our vision is for healthy, resilient and positive places for people.
GBCA represents more than 550 individual companies. Our members include major developers, professional services firms, banks, superannuation funds, product manufacturers, retailers, utilities and suppliers — together they represent 50,000 people. We also work with 32 local government members, representing 26 percent of Australia’s population, 24 state government departments and land organisations, and 21 universities.
Green Star is an internationally recognised sustainability rating system for the built environment. Launched by GBCA in 2003, Green Star is Australia’s largest voluntary and truly holistic voluntary rating system for buildings, fitouts and communities.
Green Star assesses the sustainability attributes of a project through a range of impact categories. Project teams must demonstrate how their project meets credit criteria within each category to improve sustainability performance. This is assessed using Green Star’s robust, transparent and independent assessment process and a certification awarded if enough credits are achieved.
The Green Star Communities rating tool addresses sustainability at the precinct scale. More than 480,000 people now live in Green Star-certified communities.
Green Star Communities drives project teams to minimise energy and water consumption, reduce emissions, manage waste and reduce dependency on motor vehicles. It also aims to promote sustainable and liveable neighbourhoods by encouraging sustainable practices and fostering healthy, vibrant and resilient communities.
Contact & Information
Green Building Council of Australia
P 02 8239 6200