Having worked with Green Star frameworks for a number of years and as past members of the Nature Expert Reference Panel, we saw it as a natural progression for Emerge Associates to become a Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) corporate member.

The GBCA leads the sustainable transformation of Australia’s built environment and operates Australia’s only national, voluntary, holistic rating system for sustainable buildings and communities – Green Star – to promote green building programs, technologies, design practices and operations.

Our own philosophy of integrating science and design is aligned with the GBCA’s focus of transforming the built environment. As members of the GBCA, we recognise and support the vision to create healthy, resilient and positive places. Through our membership we are supporting the sustainable transformation of Australia’s built environment, the improvement of which will play a crucial role in meeting global climate change targets.

What is Emerge doing right now?

  • We are currently working with a number of clients right across Australia on their Green Star Communities approach as well as with some key infrastructure projects on their alignment with the Green Star Railways framework. This includes two large residential developments in Queensland and Victoria on their intended 6 Star outcomes and a rail project in Perth.
  • We’ve achieved a 5 Star or Australian Excellence Green Star Communities certification for a large inner urban regeneration project in Perth.
  • We’ve accomplished a 6 Star or World Leading Green Star Communities certification for Brabham in Perth’s north eastern corridor, a project being delivered by the Department of Communities and Peet Limited.
  • We are also working closely with a government land development agency on establishing a set of minimum requirements for their portfolio aligning their sustainability philosophy with the Green Star framework.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Green Star or how Emerge can help integrate best practice sustainability benchmarks into your project, contact Jess Lisle – jessica.lisle@emergeassociates.com.au.