Green Building Council of Australia
GBCA 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. www.gbca.org.au
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification system. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
National Australian Built Environment Rating System – is a national initiative managed by the Department of Environment and Climate Change and Water. It is a performance-based rating system measuring the environmental sustainability of building designs and how well operational impacts on the environment are managed. NABERS measures the energy and water consumption of hotels and rates their efficiency on a scale on one to five stars, with one being the lowest and five being best practice. Two and a half stars is the current market average. www.nabers.com.au
It’s now simple and easy to find out if your accommodation property cares for the environment, thanks to Eco-Friendly STAR Accreditation. This unique initiative rewards commitment to simple environmental best practice providing property managers with a common sense system for reducing their environmental impact.
EarthCheck is a web-based solution that is suitable for both large and small organizations. It provides the tools to track and measure resource use and waste output, enhance design and operational efficiencies, and encourage Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
The Green Globe certification is a premier global certification label for the sustainable management and operations of travel and tourism businesses. The standard is based on such agreements as Agenda 21 and ISO 14001 which covers areas of sustainable management, social economic equity, cultural heritage and environmental health.
Green Hotels Global
The online source of information on the environmental performance of hotels worldwide. Standardized metrics and qualitative data on participating hotel properties are available free of charge to meeting/event planners and corporate travel professionals.