Building with Nature

Tonsley, SA. Renewal SA. 6 Star Green Star - Communities v1.1.

The built environment must lead ecological and biodiversity outcomes that create ongoing value for people, places and the natural environment. We continue to deliver reports that reaffirm the role of nature and biodiversity in the built environment and shape practical guidance that can be adopted by industry.

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Building with Nature 2.0

We want to ensure that industry is supported in making good choices for nature management so that we can work together to restore and regenerate nature and biodiversity, and reduce our future impacts.

In 2018, GBCA developed the report, Building with Nature: Prioritising ecology and biodiversity for better buildings and cities which outlined the role of biodiversity and ecological value in the built environment and proposed significant changes to Green Star as part of the Green Star Future Focus review.

We have now released the second paper in this series, Building with Nature 2.0 which consolidates the latest science and global trends, research, policies, and views from industry. 

Next, we are creating a Nature Roadmap for the Built Environment, that will guide industry, helping it to make new choices for nature management, safeguarding nature for future generations. We look forward to sharing this with you in 2024. 

Download the report
Building with nature

Building with Nature

The report, Building with Nature: Prioritising ecology and biodiversity for better buildings and cities, outlines the role of biodiversity and ecological value in the built environment. 
It proposes significant changes that will be made to Green Star as part of the Green Star Future Focus review. 

Download the executive summary Download the report

Upcoming courses and events

Wed 13 Mar - Thu 21 Mar 2024

TRANSFORM virtual

Where: online
Category: Conferences
CPD Points: 8
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Wed 13 Mar - Thu 21 Mar 2024

TRANSFORM in-person plus

Where: Sydney
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Wed 10 Apr 2024

Electrifying existing buildings masterclass

Where: Online
Category: Seminars & Courses
CPD Points: 4
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Tue 23 Apr 2024

Nature & biodiversity masterclass

Where: Online
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CPD Points: 4
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