As more projects take up the Innovation Challenge, the GBCA will be able to provide more reliable breakdowns of the cost of Green Star by rating tool and by Green Star rating.
Australia’s built environment sector can reach zero carbon by 2050, deliver healthier, more productive cities and save $20 billion using technologies that exist today.
While premium and A Grade commercial buildings have been quick to embrace energy efficiency, the B, C, D market is lagging behind.
Australia’s real estate market is the global green leader, and “investors are demanding reliable data on energy efficiency and sustainability to help guide their decision-making.”
A range of factors – from air quality and lighting, to views of nature and interior layout – can affect the health, satisfaction and job performance of office workers.
According to the first-ever quantitative research study into the impact of Green Star certified projects, Green Star buildings emit 62% fewer greenhouse gases, use 66% less energy and 51% less water than average Australian buildings.
Green buildings can be delivered at a price comparable to conventional buildings and investments can be recouped through operational cost savings and create a more productive workplace.
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Discover the benefits of green schools and the practical experience of ministers, education departments, principals and teachers
Authored by the GBCA’s chief executive officer Romilly Madew, this landmark document built the first business case for green building in Australia.
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