Environmental benefits Reduced risk Government and corporate demand Lower operating costs Building regulations Healthier internal environments Flexible and adaptive environments Marketing and public relations
United Kingdom United Arab EmiratesMexico USA Australia India Canada Taiwan World Green Building Council Japan PLUS Brazil China Philippines More to come… New Zealand
GROWTH SUMMARY 20062007 Total Number of Members:325 Green Star Courses:100 Green Star Course Participants: 2800 Green Star Accredited Professionals:900 Green Cities Conference Delegates:900 Staff:20 187 36 1300 400 n/a 9
A green building incorporates design, construction and operational practices that significantly reduce or eliminate its negative impact on the environment and its occupants. What is a Green Building?
The Aim of the Credit is: To reduce embodied energy and resource depletion due to use of concrete The Concrete Credit
Up to three points are awarded for significant recycled content; that is made up of... - Two points awarded where the average quantity of Portland cement has been substantially reduced as a result of substitution with industrial waste products: 1 point = 30% for in-situ concrete, 20% for pre-cast concrete and 15% for stressed concrete; and 2 points = 60% for in-situ concrete, 40% for pre-cast concrete and 30% for stressed concrete; - An additional point awarded where 20% of all aggregate used for structural purposes is recycled (Class 1 RCA) or slag aggregate AND no natural aggregates are used in non-structural uses The Concrete Credit