The Green Building Council of Australia has two primary objectives. The first is to enhance industry sustainability through green technologies, innovative new building programs and more environmentally friendly methods. The second objective for GBCA is the integration of green building techniques and methods within mainstream building practices, design and construction.
One way that the organisation is encouraging the adoption of green building techniques and helping to spread understanding of these methods is through the implementation of the Green Star environmental program for buildings. This program helps those within the property and construction industries understand what techniques, materials and methods are the “greenest” and help ensure that construction has a reduced impact on the environment.
The Green Building Council of Australia is also dedicated to providing education on the subject of sustainable building. Numerous sponsored courses are available throughout the nation to help provide greater understanding and knowledge of sustainable building practices and why they are essential to Australia’s future.
Finally, the GBCA is also involved in advocacy for green building practices, materials, research and development within the government on all levels. The organization is committed to helping local, state and federal government agencies improve construction policy to ensure green standards are met.
Members of the Green Building Council of Australia enjoy immense networking opportunities, as well as advocacy for their initiatives. Sponsorship programs, ongoing training and education and innovative new tools are also provided to members within the organisation.