There’s no shortage of debate around green credibility in the construction industry, whether it’s questions around the latest rating tools, or the merit of certain sustainability features. With that in mind, one wonders how we as an industry might one day circumvent the disputes and authentically encourage building owners, land owners, and tenants to put sustainability first – because it just makes sense.

Recently, Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) founders Che Wall and Maria Atkinson criticised the organisation’s proposed changes to the Green Star rating tool, claiming that an effort to make accreditation more attainable would “water down its role by extending the Green Star rating system to buildings that fall below…