Greater energy efficiency gains in the built environment is the big opportunity hiding in plain sight to help Australia meet its emissions reduction targets and cut energy costs for households and businesses.
Enhanced telecommunications connectivity, data insights, digital planning practices and innovation districts are among the issues addressed in a new standard of practice released by the Smart Cities Council and Green Building Council of Australia.
The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has welcomed a new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which calls for immediate action from all sectors of the economy to stop global warming climbing above the critical 1.5 degree-threshold by 2050.
The Victorian Government has lifted the bar on both the environmental and social sustainability credentials of Australia’s largest urban renewal project with the release of the final Fishermans Bend Framework in an announcement welcomed by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).
The Green Star certification process for building interiors will be more accessible with a fast-track system being introduced for the tenants of commercial buildings that have achieved Green Star status.