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Green building innovator in Australia to administer a dose of design for sustainable hospitals

Posted by Vu Thi Huong on May 24, 2024


Monday 4 September 2017: Green building innovator Gail Vittori will be in Australia this week to demonstrate how sustainable design can boost efficiencies in hospitals while actively contributing to better patient outcomes. Ms Vittori has been a cornerstone of the green building movement in the United States for three decades. Acknowledged by Time Magazine as an “innovator building a greener world”, Ms Vittori is the Co-director of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems and the Chair of Green Business Certification Inc. She has coupled her passion for sustainability with healthcare design to earn a swag of awards including the … Continue reading “Green building innovator in Australia to administer a dose of design for sustainable hospitals”

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Opportunity Knocks: Accelerating energy efficiency in our cities

Posted by Vu Thi Huong on May 24, 2024


Australia’s cities are built on untapped opportunities – in fact, up to 80,000 untapped opportunities that need government support to meet their potential. This is the message from a broad coalition of industry associations and local governments that have developed a new policy framework to realize new sources of energy efficiency and reliability for Australia’s mid-tier building stock, using existing policy levers. Opportunity Knocks: Accelerating energy efficiency for mid-tier buildings is supported by a broad coalition of industry associations and leading local governments, including the Green Building Council of Australia, Property Council of Australia, Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning … Continue reading “Opportunity Knocks: Accelerating energy efficiency in our cities”

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Living Green Star: Good for people, planet and the purse-strings

Posted by Vu Thi Huong on May 24, 2024


A new website, Living Green Star, is set to guide the growing number of home buyers on the hunt for sustainable apartments, communities and retirement living villages. The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) launched the new online resource at a series of member evenings last week. According to the GBCA’s Chief Executive Officer, Romilly Madew, the website responds to growing consumer demand for sustainable apartments, communities and even retirement living developments. “The number of residential developments with the Green Star tick of approval has tripled in the last three years, and we now have more than 100 around Australia,” says … Continue reading “Living Green Star: Good for people, planet and the purse-strings”

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Green shoots residential spaces

Posted by Vu Thi Huong on May 24, 2024


Every year, we add an extra 220,000 homes to our building stock. Few of these homes meet the levels of sustainability routinely delivered in the commercial sector – making “mainstreaming” sustainability one of the Green Building Council of Australia’s greatest challenges, Rod says. Chief Executive Officer of Frasers Property Australia, one of the nation’s largest diversified property groups, Rod took over the reins of the GBCA board from Tanya Cox in June. He’s set several priorities, deepening the GBCA’s influence in key sectors and achieving better alignment between rating systems among them. But perhaps his most ambitious and strategic priority … Continue reading “Green shoots residential spaces”

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Building Services

Posted by Vu Thi Huong on May 24, 2024


1 Introduction This document provides the criteria to be used for assessing applicants under the specific area of practice of Building Services Engineering. The Guideline has been prepared by a competency panel comprising representatives of Engineers Australia’s Society of Building Services Engineering and the Colleges of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. The setting of standards and administration of the registration scheme is the responsibility of the competency panel, and assessment of applications is the responsibility of an assessment panel established by Engineers Australia and comprising experienced practitioners from the Society and the Colleges. The specific area of practice of Building Services … Continue reading “Building Services”

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