The 2020 Edition of The GreenBook™, launches on 27 November, and is expected to become the “go-to Bible” for designers and builders intent on reducing embodied carbon from the nation’s building and development sector.
Australia’s foremost expert on reducing embedded CO2 in building construction and CEO of The Footprint Company, Dr Caroline Noller, says the 2020 edition of The GreenBook™ breaks new ground in establishing a star rating system, for the embodied carbon intensity of whole buildings, akin to the industry standard NABERS 6 star rating system for building operating carbon intensity.
It will make the life of investors and designers so much easier by providing a clear and measurable benchmark for “climate responsible” property. Investors and designers will be able to define / specify a star performance level and its associated carbon intensity in kg CO2-e per square meter of building.
Dr Noller said The GreenBook had already become an essential tool for designers, architects, builders and students. “We have been working hard with local and international industry leaders such as Lendlease, Investa, Foster + Partners, BVN and others to ensure The GreenBook™ provides the cutting edge knowledge critical to accelerate action in this space”
“We’ve got around 25,000 students who are using it and have access to it from a teaching and learning perspective, which is fantastic. Its an essential skill base for students and there are so few resources for their learning to prepare them for today’s professional life with carbon
mitigation as a core skill”
On the question of cost, Dr. Noller says, “energy costs money, and every material and its associated labour uses energy. So, when you save carbon, you save cost. The more carbon intense a product or building, the more costly it is. Every project we have supported to reduce carbon, has also been more cost effective”.
For more information, contact: Niree Creed; Communications; +61418625595