green star

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…

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.

Charter Hall’s WorkZone buildings in Green Star first

Charter Hall’s WorkZone buildings in Perth have become Western Australia’s first to be certified 5 Star Green Star Office As Built v3, with the developer calling the buildings Perth’s greenest…

Sean Kidney on Australia’s first green bond

UPDATED: Stockland has issued Australia’s first green bond – for  EUR300 millon over seven years. The bond, listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, is rated A-, achieving a 1.5 per…

Sean Kidney on Australia's first green bond

UPDATED: Stockland has issued Australia’s first green bond – for  EUR300 millon over seven years. The bond, listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, is rated A-, achieving a 1.5 per…

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…

A crash in gas use is more likely than the forecast "shortage"

Gas developers have been ominously warning of impending gas shortages in New South Wales, with official forecasts from planning authorities pointing to steady or rising demand. Yet our analysis suggests…

Australand pushes further to the lead

Australand has committed to achieving at least a 5 Star Green Star Design & As Built rating for all new industrial, commercial and retail projects, with even speculative 6 Star…