Green Building Council of Australia


GBCA250The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is Australia's leading authority on green building.  The GBCA was established in 2002 to develop a sustainable property industry in Australia and drive the adoption of green building practices.


In 2003 the GBCA launch the Green Star environmental rating system which evaluates the green attributes of building projects.


The Green Star - Education v1 rating tool evaluates the environmental potential and integrated fitout of schools and universities, as well as to assess major refurbishments of existing facilities.


Green school building projects are awarded a Green Star rating based on accumulating credit points in nine environmental impact categories:


  • Management
  • Indoor Environment Quality
  • Energy
  • Transport
  • Water
  • Materials
  • Land Use & Ecology
  • Emissions
  • Innovation

The Green Star - Education v1 tool also assesses the building's potential as a green learning resource.  This tool can help schools and universities to reduce the environmental impact of their buildings, improve student outcomes and teacher morale, as well as achieve real cost savings.


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The Diary

Learning about environmental problems and what part our actions play in them is important so that we can make wise choices in how we live our lives. Find out what you can do right now that will make a difference forever!


The Green Lane Diary is a curriculum linked education program designed by environmental educators to help 8-13 year old children become aware of the stresses our planet confronts and how sustainable living can make a difference.

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