Beware the booming industrial sector and its poor carbon profile

The booming industrial sector is going great guns under Covid with people shopping more online and forcing up demand for more logistics space, but will the low carbon profile of many of these buildings as flagged by the Green Building councils of Australia and New Zealand potentially lead to unintended consequences. As the need for […]

Davina Rooney’s letter to the industry: Toward a zero carbon future with cautious optimism

New GBCA chief executive Davina Rooney comes with a challenge the industry seems happy to embrace. What’s on the cards could be all 6 Star Green Star buildings be mandated net zero carbon. In my career I have seen sustainable buildings come a long way.  Now, as we approach the critical decade on climate change, […]

Win two free tickets for TFE Members & Greenlisters for GBCA’s Transform

The Fifth Estate has two tickets to GBCA’s Transform to give away, to Fifth Estate members and Greenlisters (Full tickets, valued at $2099 each) Transform is the Green Building Council’s signature event for sustainability in the built environment. To win your ticket tell us in one sentence the most urgent thing we need to do for sustainability […]

Romilly Madew – the exit interview, see the videos

When Madew took over the Green Building Council of Australia 13 years ago it was a fledgling thing. Big idea but the journey was still tamping around the base.

GBCA: Manager – Market Engagement

Do you love to work in a role with purpose and enjoy growing your network?  Do you want to work with a team who engage nationally with development and sustainability teams as well as engineers, architects, construction and property professionals?

Infrastructure Australia gets new CEO

After 13 years as chief executive officer of the Green Building Council of Australia, Romilly Madew is stepping down to head up Infrastructure Australia.

GBCA: Corporate Affairs Advisor

Reporting to the CEO and Head of Public Affairs you will provide high level communications and strategic support to the CEO and Executive team.

GBCA: Media and Communications Advisor

The Green Building Council is looking for a Media and Communications Advisor to join the Public Affairs team.

Green Star update signals industry shift towards carbon zero

The Green Building Council of Australia has updated its Green Star tools to prioritise carbon reduction, in another signal that industry is gearing up for a push towards carbon zero commercial buildings. There are now minimum greenhouse gas requirements, with 5 Star Green Star buildings needing to obtain three Greenhouse Gas Emissions credit points and […]

GBCA snares Opera House sustainability leader

The Green Building Council of Australia has snared the driving force behind the Sydney Opera House’s sustainability program, , appointing her to the role of senior manager – strategic products and services. Ms Martin has been manager of sustainability and energy for the Opera House since December 2008. Prior to that, she worked for the […]

IIG sees green building strategy success with Kingsgate

Impact Investment Group’s Kingsgate commercial office in Brisbane has received a 6 Star Green Star As Built v3 rating, with the development part of an investment strategy focused on buildings that outperform on sustainability.

Commonwealth Bank Place scores 6 Star Green Star quadrella

Commonwealth Bank Place at Sydney’s Darling Quarter has become the first building in Australia to achieve a 6 Star Green Star quadrella, earning a 6 Star Green Star Performance rating to add to its 6 Star Green Star certifications for Design, As Built and Interiors.

Ethical super funds – it's what people want

Two of the most sustainable superannuation funds around are celebrating. One, Australian Ethical Investment, notched up a cool one billion dollars of funds under management as of late November. The other, Future Super, which launched just under five months ago with a promise to avoid fossil fuel investments altogether, hit the $30 million mark and […]

First Green Star ratings awarded for rail stations under custom tool

Five Victorian rail stations have been awarded 4 Star Green Star Custom Design certification by the Green Building Council of Australia. The GBCA worked with the Regional Rail Link Authority to develop a custom tool for the design and construction of railway stations, which was used for upgrades to Footscray, West Footscray and Sunshine stations, […]

Collaboration snags GPT and NAB first Green Star – Performance rating

GPT’s 800 Bourke Street commercial office in Melbourne has received the first Green Star – Performance rating, the Green Building Council of Australia’s foray into operational performance measurement. The building, which is fully tenanted by National Australia Bank, received a 4 Star Green Star rating.

Collaboration snags GPT and NAB first Green Star – Performance rating

GPT’s 800 Bourke Street commercial office in Melbourne has received the first Green Star – Performance rating, the Green Building Council of Australia’s foray into operational performance measurement. The building, which is fully tenanted by National Australia Bank, received a 4 Star Green Star rating.

MacBank reveals new green global headquarters

Macquarie Bank’s new global headquarters at 50 Martin Place has undergone extensive refurbishment to become the largest heritage building in Australia awarded a 6 Star Green Star rating.

First Green Star Interiors Pilot ratings awarded

The first two projects to achieve ratings under the Green Building Council of Australia’s new Green Star Interiors PILOT tool represent both ends of the fitout scale, from the small 100 square metre office of South Australia’s dsquared Consulting to the major commercial space occupied by Lend Lease Business Services in Chatswood. Launched last year, […]