The Evolution of Green Star: A Brief History in 10 Buildings

Last month, I celebrated a decade leading the Green Building Council of Australia. Nothing tells the story of the evolution of our industry better than the buildings we’ve constructed over that time, and reflecting on the 1,050 Green Star projects we’ve certified, a few stand out for leaving an impact on me and the industry. 8 Brindabella Circuit, Canberra I was wowed when I walked into Australia’s first Green Star building. 8 Brindabella Circuit pushed the boundaries with features like recycled concrete and low VOCs that are the norm today. But it opened my eyes to the opportunities for more sustainable buildings – and it enthralled me that Stephen Byron and his team at the Canberra Airport were willing to take a risk. I was still working with the Property Council when I attended that launch, and it sparked a decade-long passion in me that continues to burn brightly today...

Full article: http://www.sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/1163824

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