Sustainability and the Federal Election
Earlier last week, at the first leaders’ debate in the run up to the federal election, both contenders for the nation’s top job clashed over their...
Construction Must Change to Meet WELL Standard
Over recent years, Australia has improved the environmental quality of new construction in commercial buildings through NABERS ratings and the Green Star standard.
Key Lessons Needed to Drive Green Building Movements Forward
Since the inception of the first green building council in 1993 (the United States Green Building Council), the push toward sustainable practices in construction has gathered...
Can We Reach the Global Goal of Net Zero Emissions by 2050?
An ambitious global target could see buildings reach a net zero emissions standard by the year 2050, but is this goal realistic?
Sustainable Development Trends Are Improving the Built Environment
Sustainable development efforts worldwide have achieved some success in many sectors, including the built environment.
Coming Changes to Green Star: Air Tightness
The Green Building Council of Australia has worked hard for over a decade to change the way buildings are built in this country. Their influence is...
Have Your Say on the Evolution of Green Star
The latest updates to Green Star promise to accelerate action on climate change, incentivise new industries and encourage market leaders to push the innovation envelope.
Design Elements Directly Impact Human Health
In developed countries today, people spend the vast majority of their time indoors. Consequently, the design and construction of those interior spaces have powerful effects on...
Are Green Building Rating Tools Failing Nature?
There are a range of green building rating tools available in Australia and around the world, from BREEAM in Europe, LEED in the US, and Green...