Australia has an enviable reputation of producing some of the most sustainable real estate and consistently rates highly in indices such as the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB). Best practice has been driven by a combination of government schemes and industry initiatives, with an ever-increasing focus on triple bottom line sustainability and the full life cycle impacts of buildings. It’s undeniable that Green Star is a major driver of sustainability in the building sector in Australia with:
- 40% of CBD office space Green star Certified
- 50% of ASX50 companies use Green Star to benchmark their properties
And Green Star delivering meaningful improvements in the performance of these buildings, using:
- 66% less electricity than average
- 51% less water than average
Edge has an experienced team that can support you in delivering a Green Star strategy or specific credits. Our services range from providing high-level strategic advice through to credit-specific technical input, expert review and support for rating submissions. We have a particular expertise in life cycle assessment and carbon foot printing, we take a holistic approach to sustainability best practice and bring meaning to a sustainability rating rather than chasing points.
Edge has been a long-standing partner and supporter of the GBCA and is deeply involved in rating tool development. We have recently developed the new LCA credits for the next generation rating tools, frequently deliver training and workshops for the GBCA and have had team members on GBCA expert reference panels.