Green Council of Australia
Ruth Newman Architect is proud to be an Accredited Professional with the Green Building Council of Australia, with a comprehensive understanding of the Green Star rating system, its practical applications and associated resources and how it applies to projects.
The benefits of building green projects include:
- benefits for our environment through the reduction in greenhouse emissions and energy consumption
- lower operational costs
- healthier internal environments for yourself and your employees
- reduction of the environmental impact during construction
About the Green Building Council of Australia
The Green Building Council's mission is to develop a sustainable property industry for Australia and drive the adoption of green building practices through market-based solutions.
Launched in 2002, the GBCA is a national, not-for-profit organisation that is uniquely supported by both industry and governments across the country. The organisation is funded by membership income and sponsorship only.
To drive the transition of the Australian property industry towards:
- sustainability by promoting green building programs, technologies, design practices and operations;
- integration of green building initiatives into mainstream design, construction and operation of buildings.
In order to achieve these objectives, the GBCA launched the Green Star environmental rating system for buildings in 2003. Green Star rating tools help the property industry to reduce the environmental impact of buildings, improve occupant health and productivity and achieve real cost savings, while showcasing innovation in sustainable building practices.
The GBCA runs the Green Star Accredited Professional courses to expand industry knowledge about Green Star and green building practices.
For further information regarding the Green Building Council and the Building rating schemes refer to www.gbcaus.org