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GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL AUSTRALIA
The GBCA sees the built environment as critical to the future of Australia’s productive capacity, the well-being of communities and the health of natural ecosystems. They link progress to the successful adaption of our built environment and the related challenges that impact across all four MAP domains. These include issues such as population growth and demographic change, transport congestion, global competition, climate change, resource depletion, housing affordability, infrastructure deficit, access to services, biodiversity conservation, energy and water.
The GBCA drew attention to its ‘Green Star – Communities National Framework’ which was compiled after consultation with all levels of government and a wide range of industry stakeholders, and outlines five best practice principles and benchmarks, for assessing and certifying sustainable communities:
Built environment – ‘Our submission... draws attention to the importance of the built environment to the future of Australia’s progress, its inter-dependency with the four key themes for national progress and the opportunity to engage with others actively working in this area at present in order to align how best to collect, apply and report on information.’
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