Industry News
What’s happening at the Green Building Council, Australia?

The new CEO for the GBCA, Davina Rooney, was appointed on 11th June 2019, with a clearly defined goal; make a zero carbon future our new reality. The GBCA accelerates the transformation of Australia’s built environ into sustainable, resilient buildings, cities and communities.

 

The “Future Focus“ initiative centres on a revitalisation of the existing rating tools with industry collaboration. The current “Green Star - Design & As Built“ will change to “Green Star for New Builds“; the first of the new rating tools being delivered as part of the initiative.

 

A transition period applies of at least 18 months from the release of the new rating tool to the closing of registrations of the current rating tool.


6 star certified projects under the “Communities” category include Tonsley Precinct and Bowden Development. The new Royal Adelaide Hospital also became the first large-scale hospital complex in Australia to achieve a 4 Star Green Star -
Healthcare as Built Rating, joining Flinders Medical Centre with a 5 star rating, and Lyell McEwin Inpatient Building with a 6 star rating.

 

There are currently over 2250 green star certified projects across Australia, with SA representing 6%.

Green Star Projects around Adelaide, that Acura has supplied for.

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The existing four Green Star Rating Tools are:
1. Green Star Communities
2. Green Star - Design & As Built
3. Green Star Interiors
4. Green Star Performance

 

What do they represent on the sustainability scale?
4 Star Green Star signifies ‘Best Practice’
5 Star Green Star signifies ‘Australian Excellence’
6 Star Green Star signifies ‘World Leadership

Head to gbca.org.au/green-star for more information.

 

In other Green News
Operators of the Adelaide Casino, SkyCity Entertainment, announced a Climate Change Strategy, with the Adelaide Casino expected to go carbon neutral in 2020, coinciding with the completion of the $330 million expansion.