20 Jun '13, 3am

#GreenStar 2014 will make Green Star more accessible and better value for money says @gbcaus CEO @RomillyMadew

Romilly Madew, Chief Executive Officer Green Building Council of Australia The evidence is all there in black and white: Green Star-rated buildings emit around a third of the greenhouse gas emissions and use a third of the electricity when compared with the average Australian building. Green Star-rated buildings also use half the water of buildings that simply meet minimum industry requirements. Our new report, The Value of Green Star: A decade of environmental benefits , analyses the data from 428 Green Star-certified projects occupying 5,746,000 million square metres across Australia and compares it to the ‘average’ Australian building and minimum practice benchmarks. This is the first time we have been in a position to quantify the overall impact of Green Star on greenhouse gas emissions, operational energy and water consumption, and construction and demolition waste. T...

Full article: http://www.gbca.org.au/news/gbca-news/delivering-the-next...

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