Sustainable ratings launched for infrastructure projects
The Australian Green Infrastructure Council (AGIC) has launched Australia’s first ratings system for infrastructure projects. The Infrastructure Sustainability Rating Scheme comprises a rating tool, assessment process and education and training programs.
NSW buildings receive environmental upgrade boost
The New South Wales Government has released its Environmental Upgrade Agreement Template for commercial and industrial properties, a move the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) calls a win for the environment and a win for the construction industry.
Program founder challenges green building in Australia
Australia needs to transform its cities, infrastructure and its architecture if it is to be part of a global solution to the most pressing environmental challenges of our times, according to Jason F McLennan, founder of the Living Building Challenge.
Major retail centre undergoes greening project
Shopping destination Westfield Sydney has achieved a 5 Star Green Star rating under the Retail Centre v1 category, representing ‘Australian Excellence’ in sustainable design according to the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).