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The Green Building Council of Australia

The Green Building Council of Australia is a national, not-for-profit organisation that is committed to developing a sustainable property industry for Australia by encouraging the adoption of green building practices. It is uniquely supported by both industry and governments across the country.

Mission The Green Building Council's mission is to develop a sustainable property industry for Australia and drive the adoption of green building practices through market-based solutions.

Objectives Its key objectives are to drive the transition of the Australian property industry towards sustainability by promoting green building programs, technologies, design practices and operations as well as the integration of green building initiatives into mainstream design, construction and operation of buildings.

Resources:

The future of Australian education - sustainable places for learning.

The Green Star Rating Tool.

Green building checklist.

The Alternative Technology Association (ATA)

The Alternative Technology Association (ATA) is a not-for-profit organisation that enables, represents and inspires people to live sustainably in their homes and communities. Established in 1980, the ATA provides expert, independent advice on sustainable solutions for the home to households, government, industry and corporate clients.

The ATA publishes two market-leading sustainable living magazines, Sanctuary: modern green homes andReNew: technology for a sustainable future

Beyond Zero Emissions

Beyond Zero Emissions  is a not-for-profit research and education organisation known for its work designing and implementing a zero emissions economy for Australia. BZE's goal is to transform Australia from a 19th century fossil fuel based, emissions intensive, economy to a 21st-century renewable-energy-powered clean-tech economy.