Our story

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is committed to developing buildings, cities and communities that are healthy, livable, productive, resilient and sustainable.

Established in 2002, the Green Building Council of Australia is the nation’s authority on sustainable buildings, communities and cities. Our vision is to create healthy, resilient and positive places for people. Our purpose is to lead the sustainable transformation of Australia’s built environment. 

We Certify

We rate the sustainability of buildings and communities through Australia’s only national, voluntary, holistic rating system – Green Star.

We Educate

We educate industry and government practitioners and decision-makers, and promote green building programs, technologies, design practices and operations.

We Advocate

We advocate policies and programs that support our vision and purpose.

Green Building Council of Australia office

Our industry

The GBCA represents 600-plus individual companies with a collective annual turnover of more than $40 billion.

Our membership reflects the diversity of Australian business with over 500 small-to-medium enterprises through to 75 companies with annual turnover of more than $100 million and 24 companies now listed in the ASX200, with a combined market capitalisation of more than $620 billion. Members include major developers, professional services firms, banks, superannuation funds, product manufacturers, retailers and suppliers. We also have 44 local government, 26 state government departments and land organisations, and 18 university members.

GBCA company members alone employ more than 50,000 staff across Australia. Our professional development program boasts over 1,200 people advancing their careers and building their skills through their membership with the GBCA.

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Strategic Plan

In 2016, the GBCA released a new strategy to lead a carbon positive industry. Our new vision is for healthy, resilient and positive places for people and the natural environment. And our new purpose is to lead the sustainable transformation of the built environment.

To do this, we have established four strategic goals:

  • PLANET: Drive a carbon positive industry
  • PEOPLE: Foster liveable and sustainable communities and cities
  • INDUSTRY: Broaden market transformation
  • REGION: Increase regional influence
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Who are the GBCA Fellows?

Australia's sustainable building industry would not be as advanced and successful as it is today without the dedicated and passionate contributions of many leading members of our industry.