GBCA Green Star 2014 roundup
The Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA) Green Star rating saw a 43 percent increase in certifications in the last year, with 150 projects during 2014 compared to 105 in 2013. The increase is evident of the property and construction industry’s continuous shift towards sustainability.
Additionally, there are 115 new Green Star projects that have been registered during 2014, which is a good sign in itself.
Currently there are 796 Green Star certified projects around Australia, with an additional 392 registered to achieve ratings.
Lend Lease again topped the table in terms of development leadership, with eight certified ratings in 2014 for projects such as Library at the Dock in Melbourne and the T2 commercial tower at Sydney’s Barangaroo. Lend Lease also bagged the first rating under the Green Star – Interiors PILOT rating tool for its Shared Services office in Sydney.
Lend Lease also has the most active Green Star projects on the go – 16 in total.
When it comes to new project registrations, Frasers-Australand is this year’s leader with a total of 12 Green Star projects registered in 2014.
Frasers-Australand is currently working on 14 Green Star projects, and registered industrial facilities, retail centres, office buildings, residential towers and entire communities to achieve Green Star ratings in 2014. Frasers- Australand’s Green Star-certified One Central Park was also named ‘Best Tall Building in the World’ in 2014.