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  • Resilience: A critical consideration for the built environment

    Sustainability has been a common goal amongst building industry professionals, since the 1980’s. Recently, a new dialogue has emerged around the concept of resilience. It is defined as “the capacity to buffer change, learn and develop.” (Folke et al. 2002, pp. 437). While sustainability is based on the idea of living in equilibrium with the planet and each other, resilience acknowledges that the world is increasingly ...

    Posted at May 9, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog
  • Managing risk in a Green Star As Built project: a contractors perspective

    “Project risk management is the culture, processes and structures, adopted by an organisation , directed towards the effective management of risk in projects.” AS/NZS 4360:2004 In January 2013 the Green Building Council of Australia committed to shifting the delivery of a Green Star rating more towards building contractors. Setting a time limit on the currency of a Design Rating to two years after practical completion is likely to shift the industries’ interest more towards an As ...

    Posted at May 9, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog
  • John Moynihan of Ecolateral is appointed to the Green Star Communities Assessor Panel

    The recently released Green Building Council of Australia’s Green Star Communities pilot tool has created much interest among the Development Industry throughout Australia. John Moynihan, Director of Ecolateral, has been appointed to the panel of assessors for this pilot tool.

    Posted at March 7, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog
  • Green Star Design rating has its life cut short

    On the 1st of January this year, the Green Building Council of Australia introduced new conditions on Green Star Design ratings. Any new projects registered after this date will, if successful, have their design rating recognised for a maximum of 2 years after practical completion. This change is likely to reinforce the business case for pursuing an As Built rating only when a project is considering Green star accreditation. Not formally applying for a Design rating ...

    Posted at February 28, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog
  • Corso at North Lakes awarded first 5 star green star public pilot in Queensland

    Source: http://www.pdt.com.au/news/the-corso-at-north-lakes-awarded-first-5-star-green-star-public-pilot-in-qld/ The $45 million civic and office complex, The Corso at North Lakes, sets a new benchmark for public buildings and was recently awarded a 5 Star Green Star Public Building PILOT Rating – the first in Queensland and joint first in Australia. A significant project for the local community comprising a state-of-the-art library, community centre and office complex, The Corso at North Lakes ...

    Posted at January 11, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog

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