After a two-year pilot period, the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has released the Green Star – Public Building v1 rating tool.
Standards Australia has completed work on the first Australian Standard dealing explicitly with the management of risks associated with climate change for communities and infrastructure.
The National Sustainability Council has launched its first public report, providing the evidence behind the trends, issues and challenges affecting Australia’s environment, society, economy and collective wellbeing.
Four-star Green Star laundry facilities are being developed at the Logis Eco Industrial Park in Dandenong South.
Brookfield Johnson Controls received a Silver Award for reducing water use in Western Australia by 26 percent through the Water Corporation’s Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP) program.
In mid-2012, an LED lighting upgrade of NAB House’s two fire stairs was undertaken, achieving an 81 percent reduction in energy use.
The Warrnambool City Council expects to realise annual savings of over $100,000 at current prices, with the new globes expected to reduce energy usage by up to 68 percent.
A childcare centre featuring a cutting edge green roof has been opened in Balwyn North in Melbourne.
Following on from its Transition to low-emission HVAC&R: Issues and solutions discussion paper, AIRAH has launched a proposed PRIME Roadmap for HVAC&R.
The Barangaroo South project has been accepted as a pilot project for the Green Star – Communities Pilot rating tool.
The City of Sydney, Eureka Funds Management and Frasers Property have signed an environmental upgrade agreement (EUA) – the first EUA the city has signed – to install a trigeneration plant at the Central Park development.
A store’s newly installed LED lighting is expected to shave more than 22 percent off its annual electricity bill and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by over 105 tonnes a year.
The PCNZ/IPD’s new Green Property Investment Index provides a measure of investment performance across office buildings that have been awarded a Green Star rating.
An industrial refrigeration upgrade is helping Rivalea save energy, improve business and reduce its impact on the environment.
Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) has launched a new cleaning products standard that will replace GECA 17-2007 Cleaning Products, GECA 17-2012.