Brookfield Properties celebrated a major milestone on Monday, topping out its $2 billion development atop Wynard Station and its first 6 Star Green Star commercial asset in Sydney.
Fast-tracked approval for a new six-star Green Star commercial tower in North Sydney connected to the Victoria Cross over station development will “set a new benchmark” for the CBD area, which Bates Smart director Philip Vivian says is having a “true renaissance”.
When people think about the benefits of green buildings, low energy bills usually springs to mind.
NEWS IN BRIEF: The Victorian government released its circular economy strategy this week, which included a new purple bin for glass waste because it’s a big contaminant in recycling streams. There’s also a container deposit scheme and plans to invest $100 million in research that will help expand the local processing and manufacturing industry and create more products. The government […]
Energy prices might be going down in Adelaide but many tenants are still looking for office space with high energy efficiency ratings according to Nick Mavropsi, director, real estate management at Colliers.
Star rating tools, such as NABERS and Green Star, have been instrumental in driving Australia’s world-leading green building movement. Now there’s a new kid on the block – a star rating scheme for embodied carbon.
Sydney’s Central Park precinct took out a number of awards at this year’s UDIA NSW Crown Group Awards for Excellence, announced late last week.
The property sector is fast cottoning on to the power of green bonds and other sustainable financing mechanisms to create a more sustainable built environment, including the residential market.
Flinders Street in Adelaide is now home to what is claimed to be South Australia’s first building to achieve the top six star NABERS Energy rating and the first NABERS Indoor Environment rating.
The sustainability goals and standards for our built environment are changing. Fast.
The City of Melbourne is undertaking a “next generation” sustainability-focused revamp of the Council House 1 site.
It was designed with the highest of green ratings in mind, but the City of Canning in Perth is taking design firm Christou and consultant Aecom to court over alleged “misleading or deceptive” conduct regarding the $37 million Cannington Leisureplex’s ecologically sustainable design.
In less than two years any commercial, institutional or government building wanting to get the top 6 Star Green Star rating could be required to source 100 per cent of its energy from renewables.
A major increase in ambition for Green Star ratings has been foreshadowed by the Green Building Council of Australia at the Green Cities 2018 conference in Melbourne.
NSW construction waste sent to Queensland for recycling is instead ending up dumped in landfill, a Fairfax investigation this week has revealed, raising fears that the practice could compromise the legitimacy of NSW Green Star ratings.
Frasers Property Australia’s Life, Point Cook development west of Melbourne has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star Communities rating.
Uniting Communities’ “U City” mixed-used development in Adelaide has scored more Green Star points than any other South Australian development.
Local Government Super has scored a 5 Star Green Star Performance rating for its entire direct property portfolio, doing so with buildings aged 28 years on average.
Westpac’s office fitout at Barangaroo in Sydney has gained the most points ever for a Green Star Interiors rating.
Lendlease’s high-performance office fund has become Australia’s first to get a 6 Star Green Star Performance rating across its entire portfolio.
New Zealand’s Green Star Performance tool was officially launched last week. The low cost tool can be applied across all of NZ’s existing non-residential buildings including offices, hospitals, industrial units and schools.
November will see the launch of three radical new innovation challenges in Green Star ratings that will hopefully create the incentive for the building sector to outperform on carbon emission reduction.
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 […]
Dexus, Frasers, Charter Hall and Vicinity Centres appear to be in fierce competition as to who can get the most Green Star Performance ratings under their belts. The leaders’ uptake of the tool has been so extensive, between them they account for more than half of the more than 700 ratings certified or registered under […]
A new guidance document will work to better align the Green Star and WELL Building Standard tools, promising better health and sustainability outcomes. The Green Star and WELL Building Standard: Approaches to buildings or fitouts seeking a dual rating document, a collaboration between the Green Building Council of Australia and the International WELL Building Institute […]
Frasers Property Australia is making a bid to bring the WELL Building Standard out of the CBD, with the $9.8 million fit out of its new head office at the Rhodes Corporate Park.
Buildings may soon be required to cut carbon emissions to 40 per cent below business as usual to qualify for a 6 Star Green Star rating, under sweeping changes now out for industry feedback. The changes aim to start a conversation on major sustainability trends, including moving towards carbon neutral buildings, using engineered timbers, verification […]
A new luxury apartment development in Sydney’s eastern suburbs also promises to be one of the country’s most sustainable, being the city’s first multi-resi project to go for both 6 Star Green Star and PassivHaus certification.
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.
More than 200 energy efficient low-income and affordable homes are set to be built by not-for-profit community housing provider SGCH under an Australian-first agreement reached with the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.