Green Steps ………towards a Green Building Industry. Margaret Page Green Steps ‘Change Agent ’. Why I selected this topic ? …to develop and implement a ‘green steps’ sustainability consultancy service for the building industry.
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Green Steps ………towards a Green Building Industry
Green Steps ‘Change Agent’
CONCLUSION – Where to from here?
Sydney’s Next Green Building
6 star Green Rating and 5 star ABGR ratings.
Mirvac’s 8 Chifley Square’s - a conscious decision to reduce the building’s carbon footprint.
energy consumption 50% less than that of a typical Sydney CBD office building.
Green features of 8 Chifley Square
a tri-generation system for onsite electricity generation;
architectural sun shading;
advanced black water treatment
water recycling systems
sub-floor chilled beam air conditioning.
The solution: to have any real impact on climate change ....
it is essential to address C02 emissions
in the Building Sector .......
a global initiative stating that all new buildings and major renovations reduce their fossil-fuel GHG-emitting consumption by 50% by 2020, and all new buildings should be ‘carbon neutral’ by 2020.
The challenge has now been set for the property industry to take a closer look at how the buildings can be carbon neutral by 2020.
Buildings need to have zero emissions in their construction, operation and embodied energy to be truly carbon neutral. Although it is possible to achieve zero net operational carbon emissions from buildings by 2020, truly carbon neutral buildings are a significant challenge.
Green Building Council Australia (GBCA)