Our strategic focus

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For over 20 years, Green Building Council of Australia's purpose has been to lead the sustainable transformation of the built environment. Our 2022-2025 strategy sets out our plan for addressing the global risks that climate change presents.

We focus our work through four key pillars which support our vision of healthy, resilient and positive places:

We rate

We rate the sustainability of buildings, fitouts and communities through Australia's largest national, voluntary, holistic rating system - Green Star.

We educate

We educate industry, 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.

We collaborate

Our members are key enablers in supporting us to achieve our strategic objectives. We represent more than 650 members, comprising over 400 small-to-medium enterprises and 27 companies listed in the ASX200.

Our five priority focus areas to address the global risks presented by climate change are:

Social infrastructure

Working with governments to embed Green Star into social infrastructure and for local governments to mandate Green Star.


Embedding Green Star Homes into the market and working with industry, builders, banks, insurers and governments to lift the standard of homes.


Advocating for all buildings to be aligned with our Climate Positive Roadmap: new buildings net zero by 2030 and exiting buildings well before 2050.

Circular economy and products

Delivering healthy, zero carbon, low impact materials ready for a circular economy through Green Star and our Responsible Products Framework and product directory.

Green Star evolution

Continuing to deliver and embed the updated Green Star tools through Future Focus.