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AU-2006-Energy Efficiency in Government Operations

Published on 6 Sep 2006.

On September 6, 2006, the Australian government announced the Energy Efficiency in Government Operations Policy, which aims to improve government energy performance by establishing energy targets for government agency office buildings, including those that are for tenant use.


Status: In Force. Jurisdiction: National. Scope: Program/Initiative. Goal/Target. Content: Other. Sectors: Public Building. Rating systems: .
Categories: Energy and Atmosphere.

Australia

AU-2010-Act No. 67

Published on 5 Jul 2010.

On July 5, 2010, the Commonwealth Parliament passed the Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act (Act No. 67 of 2010) as part of the National Strategy on Energy Efficiency (released by federal, local, state, and territory governments in 2009). The Act sets requirements and obligations regarding disclosure of energy efficiency of commercial buildings. If you are selling, leasing, or subletting a building of 2,000 square meters or more, you are required to obtain and register a Building Energy Efficiency Certificate, which includes a National Australia Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) energy star rating for the building, an assessment of the tenancy lighting of the building, and general energy efficiency guidance information.


Status: In Force. Jurisdiction: National. Scope: Requirement. Content: Certification. Energy Benchmarking. Data Transparency. Sectors: Commercial Building. Industrial Building. Mixed-Use. Rating systems: Other.
Categories: Energy and Atmosphere. All.
 

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Storytelling and green marketing: Walking the talk

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This morning at USGBC’s Annual Greenbuild Conference and Expo in New Orleans the marketing special set: Marketing + Sustainability: The Tools & Tips to Tell Your Story, panelists discussed ways to establish credibility in the world of sustainability marketing.

I had the pleasure of sitting on the panel with leaders from multiple industries including Gabe Wing, Herman Miller; Katie Weeks, Institute for Market Transformation and Jenny Rushmore, Trip Advisor.

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    Taryn Holowka made 10 contributions in the last 6 months

Taryn Holowka

Vice President, Marketing & Communications U.S. Green Building Council

Rick's 2014 Greenbuild Journal: Day 2—On the shoulders of giants

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Last night my schedule forced me to miss the USGBC volunteer parade down South Peters from the Convention Center to the reception at Howlin’ Wolf.  But when I eventually got there an hour or so later, things were (as you might expect of any place with a name like that) absolutely jumping.

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    Rick Fedrizzi made 10 contributions in the last 6 months

Rick Fedrizzi

CEO & Founding Chairman U.S. Green Building Council

Greenbuild wrap-up: Tuesday, Oct. 21 [Video]

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All this week we will be bringing you video coverage, interviews and Q&As from this year's Greenbuild.

Check out our recap from yesterday's pre-Greenbuild summits as well as the following interviews with industry leaders about their cutting edge ideas and technologies. 

Here's your Greenbuild daily download: 

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    Cecilia Shutters made 10 contributions in the last 6 months

Cecilia Shutters

Communications Associate

Applying research to boost productivity in your office

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Is your office a “Best Place to Work”—and a green one? The two should go together.

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    Robert Best made 1 contribution in the last 6 months

Robert Best

JLL

Rick's 2014 Greenbuild Journal: Day 1—The relationship between public health and green building

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I have to be honest, I found myself getting choked up as we flew in to New Orleans this week and I looked down at this amazing city in this part of the country that remains like no other. As I looked out the plane’s window, I recalled how just ten years ago at Greenbuild in Atlanta, a small group of USGBC volunteers—the crisis and the aftermath of Katrina still playing out in real time—got together, recruited some key New Orleans residents, and pieced together a road map from which the city could rebuild in a prudent and sustainable manner.

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    Rick Fedrizzi made 10 contributions in the last 6 months

Rick Fedrizzi

CEO & Founding Chairman U.S. Green Building Council

USGBC announces plan for new Supply Chain Optimization Group

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Today, from the Materials and Health Summit at the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, USGBC announced the forward plan for the newly constituted Supply Chain Optimization Working Group.

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    Taryn Holowka made 10 contributions in the last 6 months

Taryn Holowka

Vice President, Marketing & Communications U.S. Green Building Council

Troublemakers at Greenbuild 2014 are taking action to support a stronger, greener economy

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This week tens of thousands of leaders from the green building movement are descending on New Orleans for Greenbuild 2014, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. 

During Greenbuild, USGBC will be working to empower the passionate members of the green building community to take action to support important green building policies that ultimately help strengthen our economy.

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Christina Kuo

State and Local Campaign Manager
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