What is green building?

A focus on the future

Green Building incorporates principles of sustainable development – meeting the needs of the present without compromising the future.

  • A green building has design, construction and operational practices that significantly reduce or eliminate its negative impact on the environment and its occupants. 
  • Green building promotes efficiency – it can reduce construction and ongoing performance costs significantly.  
  • By building green we can use resources effectively and create healthier environments for people to live and work in.


Our Green Star tools offer a framework of best practice benchmarks for sustainability – to help you develop a green building.

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What is Green Star?

Green Star is Australia's trusted mark of quality for the design, construction and operation of sustainable buildings, fit-outs and communities. Learn about the benefits of choosing Green Star for your next project.

Learn about Green Star