Royal Adelaide Hospital leads the way in sustainability

Royal Adelaide Hospital leads the way in sustainability

Royal Adelaide Hospital has recently been recognised as one of the first large-scale hospital complexes in the country to receive a 4 Star Green Star – Healthcare as Built rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). “Royal Adelaide...
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Why green offices boost productivity

Why green offices boost productivity

More than a breath of fresh air, green offices can boost workspace productivity and save organisations thousands of dollars by dramatically reducing illness and absenteeism. “Our offices are designed to be the best place for people to work effectively,” sa...
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Green Building Council of Australia recognises ECNZ

Green Building Council of Australia recognises ECNZ

Green Building Council of Australia recognises ECNZ specification. New Zealand furniture, fittings and flooring manufacturers with the Environmental Choice New Zealand (ECNZ) label have just received a big boost for their business prospects in Australia. That ...
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Australia: Local Government Super wins environmental awards

Australia: Local Government Super wins environmental awards

Local Government Super (LGS), the industry superannuation fund for NSW local government employees, has won two environmental awards for its property portfolio. It has been awarded a 5-Star Green Star rating for its entire direct property portfolio – the firs...
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GBCA lauds Victoria over Fishermans Bend draft sustainability plans

GBCA lauds Victoria over Fishermans Bend draft sustainability plans

Romilly Madew, CEO of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), has congratulated Victoria’s Andrews state government and the Fishermans Bend Taskforce for what she called their “vision and leadership.” “The draft framework demonstrates how susta...
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Towards Carbon Neutral Community: 5 National Carbon Offset Standards set to launch by the Australian Government

Towards Carbon Neutral Community: 5 National Carbon Offset Standards set to launch by the Australian Government

What does a carbon neutral building or precinct look like? For years, we had no definitive answer. But now we do. Just last week, the Australian Government launched the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) for Buildings and the NCOS for...
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Global real estate sector breaks sustainability record

Global real estate sector breaks sustainability record

This year’s results from the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) show that a record number of real estate firms are reporting sustainability performance, and are faring better on energy, water, and waste indicators. The global real estate sec...
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