Our strategic focus

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2021 will see Green Building Council of Australia continue to deliver on our 3 year strategy, developed in 2018, whilst establishing the framework for our 2022-2025 strategy.

As always, our focus is clear. Our purpose is to lead the sustainable transformation of the built environment, and our vision is to create healthy, resilient and positive places.

Our strategy for delivering on its objectives is to drive change through the organisation’s four key pillars. The key strategic initiatives the organisation has been focused on under each of our four pillars is outlined below. 


Rating tools for buildings, communities and fitouts provide industry with the opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to sustainable building through independently verified ratings with measurable outcomes.  

We will roll out our Future Focus program of work, updating our Green Star rating tools, continue to digitise the certification process and enter into the residential market with our Green Star Homes tool.


Our education and events programs enable us and industry in achieving our mission.  We aim to be Australia’s leading provider of professional development in the area of sustainability for the built environment.

We will continue to develop a market-relevant professional development program enabling our members and stakeholders to remain at the forefront of standard development and emerging issues. 


We work with all three tiers of government to influence decision making within the built environment. 

Our longer-term objectives are focused on partnering with our government members, including local, state and federal governments, our university members, investors and education providers to deliver value through the use of Green Star in social infrastructure projects.   


Our membership base is a key enabler in supporting the organisation in achieving our strategic objectives. Whilst we are a purpose led organisation, we are also a member-based organisation and members remain a focus in all that we do. Our members provide leadership through their actions in achieving our mission and provide support across all four pillars. 

Our goal is to deepen our engagement and collaboration with members in the delivery of our purpose. 

We aim to achieve this by delivering a membership strategy that addresses the membership value proposition of our membership base.  This includes being clear on benefits received, clear communication of our strategy and how members can support us in delivering on our strategy.