Wollongong City Council’s Administration Building is positive proof that older buildings can be green buildings. First occupied in 1987, the building is the first in Australia to achieve a 5 Star Green Star – Performance rating, signifying ‘Australian Excellence’.
As one of the world’s busiest performing arts spaces, the Sydney Opera House is no stranger to the sound of applause. But this time, the accolades aren’t for the actors, but for the building’s sustainability achievements. In 2015, the Opera House was awarded a 4 Star Green Star – Performance rating, joining a handful of World Heritage-listed buildings to have achieved green certification globally.
In the retail game, businesses are always looking for opportunities to reduce their overheads and attract new customers. Coles’ commitment to Green Star-certified stores boosts its ability to do both. Achieving a 4 Star Green Star rating for its Hallam store in south east Melbourne in June 2015, Coles has proved that sustainability and supermarkets are a winning combination for business and the environment.
When the South Australian Government began to think about alternate uses for Tonsley – Mitsubishi’s former manufacturing site in Adelaide – it saw an opportunity to create a thriving community that was prosperous, resilient and sustainable, and so it turned to Green Star – Communities for help.
After years at the forefront of the sustainable homes movement in Japan, Sekisui House has now claimed its place in Australia’s sustainable suburbs movement. Achieving a 5 Star Green Star – Communities rating for its Ecco Ripley masterplanned township in south eastern Queensland, Sekisui House is greening the blueprint of one of Australia’s fastest growing urban areas.
With a mission to prevent the degradation of the planet’s natural environment, WWF is known around the world for its work to protect endangered species and threatened places, to ensure the sustainable use of natural resources, and to promote the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. And WWF’s new-look Australian headquarters aligns perfectly with this mission.
Renewal SA’s Bowden Development, situated on the western edge of the Adelaide City Parklands, is redefining sustainable living in South Australia.
Each and every building delivered on the 16.3 hectare site must achieve a 5 Star Green Star rating – or above. Renewal SA has raised the bar even higher, by also committing to achieve a Green Star – Communities rating for the entire precinct.
An iconic shopping destination in Sydney has undergone a green makeover – and now has the Green Star certification to prove its environmental credentials to tenants and customers.
The Green Building Council of Australia has awarded the Westfield Sydney Retail Podium on Pitt and Castlereagh streets with a 5 Star Green Star – Retail Centre v1 rating, representing ‘Australian Excellence’ in sustainable design.
The City of Gosnells’ Mills Park redevelopment brings sustainability to the people. Achieving Australia’s first 6 Star Green Star – Public Building Design v1 rating in March 2015, the community facility represents ‘World Leadership’ in sustainable civic infrastructure design.