The Barangaroo South project has been accepted as a pilot project for the Green Star – Communities Pilot rating tool.
The first two Green Star – As Built ratings for industrial facilities are positive proof that industrial facilities can be truly sustainable, The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) believes.
Air Change shares how Gold Coast University Hospital’s HVAC system was designed to cater for the high humidity of the hospital’s subtropical location.
CETEC’s ADAM GARNYS discusses the state of indoor environment quality (IEQ) in Australia, questions where the responsibility for IEQ lies and debates how a balance can be created for better IEQ in the long run.
The University of Tasmania’s new Medical Science 2 (MS2) building is the first educational building in Tasmania to achieve a Green Star rating.
A new rating tool to assess the interior fitout of any building type has been launched by the Green Building Council of Australia.
Interface, which presented at Total Facilities 2012 on the subject, explains how to distinguish reliable green claims from fake ones and how to get a better understanding of the real environmental impacts.
A retirement living clubhouse and a state-of-the-art library, community centre and office complex are the first projects in Australia to achieve Green Star – Public Building ratings.
A student residential development at Monash University is the first multi-unit residential project in Australia to achieve a Green Star rating for sustainable construction.
A new development in Canberra’s CBD boasting geothermal heating and cooling systems, and integrated wastewater systems has become the pilot project for a new sustainability rating tool.
A specially developed Green Star rating tool is enabling Melbourne’s Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board (MFB) to gain Green Star certifications for new fire station developments.
AIRAH’s DA27 and DA28 design application manuals have been recognised by the GBCA in Green Star rating tools as appropriate standards for commissioning within the Management category credit criteria for Man-2.
Cbus Property’s 700 Bourke Street project has achieved a six-star Green Star – Office Design v3 rating.
Whether going for a Green Star rating, or simply following green guidelines, the initial investment in greening industrial facilities is worth it, for both new builds and retrofits, says LAURA RABY of Ecolateral.
The members of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) have unanimously approved nine governance changes consistent with best practice for boards in Australia. These include changes to length of board tenure and the election and rotation of directors.