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1 Robin Mellon Technical Manager Green Building Council of Australia Building a Sustainable Future; Sustainability & the Bottom Line

2 Climate Change … most of the warming observed over the last 50 years is attributable to human activities. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Jan 2007

3 Built Environment Uses up to: 40% energy 15% water 8.8 % greenhouse gas 40% waste

4 PROBLEMSOLUTION

5 Mission: To develop a sustainable property industry for Australia and drive the adoption of green building practices through market- based solutions

6 Why Build Green?

7 Environmental benefits Reduced risk Government and corporate demand Lower operating costs Building regulations Healthier internal environments Flexible and adaptive environments Marketing and public relations

8 CLIMATE CHANGE GREEN BUILDINGS

9 United Kingdom United Arab EmiratesMexico USA Australia India Canada Taiwan World Green Building Council Japan PLUS Brazil China Philippines More to come… New Zealand

10 GROWTH SUMMARY 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: n/a 9

11 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?

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13 Why Green Star ? Rating System for Buildings Voluntary Aimed at the top 25% of the market Rates attributes, not operations Holistic team approach required

14 Green Building Council Strategy Illegal Practice

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17 Green Star Projects Registered 145+ Certified 26+

18 ENERGY

19 Green Star certified projects are showing a reduction in energy use of up to 85% against equivalent conventional buildings

20 Exterior of The Advertiser building showing the double-skin façade which greatly helps with conservation of energy

21 EMISSIONS

22 Green Star certified buildings so far have cut CO 2 emissions equivalent to removing 3250 cars permanently off the road

23 Digital Harbour Port 1010 VIC

24 WATER

25 Green Star certified projects are showing a reduction in potable water consumption of over 60% against equivalent conventional office buildings

26 Rain water tanks being installed at Green Square, Queensland, to help with water conservation and reuse around the site

27 MATERIALS

28 1.Recycling Waste Storage 2.Reuse of Façade 3.Reuse of Structure 4.Reused Materials 5.Shell & Core or Integrated Fitout 6.Concrete 7.Steel 8.PVC Minimisation 9.Sustainable Timber 10.Design for Disassembly 11.Dematerialisation Credits within the MATERIALS category

29 Materials: RAAF Base Richmond, NSW

30 The Aim of the Credit is: To reduce embodied energy and resource depletion due to use of concrete The Concrete Credit

31 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

32 40 Albert Road Melbourne

33 BENEFITS Owners & managers Developers Investors Tenants The Community

34 ACTION FOR GREEN GROWTH Co-ordination and consistency Leadership and partnership Incentives Research - Cost of building green - The value of green Education

35 WHERE OUR FUTURE LIVES


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