Category Archives: Energy Efficiency

Study on the benefits of ‘green’ buildings

A comprehensive Australian study of almost 430 buildings released on 3 June, 2013 provides considerable evidence of the environmental benefits of ‘green’ buildings.

Green Star-rated buildings emit around a third of the greenhouse gas emissions and use a third of the electricity when compared with the average Australian building, a new report finds.

The Value of Green Star: A decade of environmental benefits, released by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) today, analyses data from 428 Green Star-certified buildings and fitouts and compares it to the ‘average’ Australian building and minimum practice benchmarks.

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Some good news from Europe

In 2012, CO2 emissions in the EU27 are expected to have decreased by 2.1% compared with 2011:


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