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What does a #carbon neutral building or precinct look like?

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 for Buildings and the National Carbon Offset Standard for Precincts. These national standards are the result of many months of close collaboration between the property industry, represented by the GBCA, the federal government and NABERS. We now have clear definitions, making it simple for asset owners to meet these standards. In fact, it couldn’t be easier – building owners can use either Green Star or NABERS to demonstrate compliance. A big shout out to the team at Pangolin Associates for their help calculating the carbon offset for the launch of the Standards. Having just returned from the World Green Building Council’s Congress in Jaipur, I have seen how other nations are ...

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