How Green is Queensland’s Building Industry? Some industry people say “Not at all,” some say, “We are well behind other states in Australia,” others say, “We are trying,” and then there are those who say, “Who cares?”
What if we asked future occupants of the buildings that our industry is developing, “Would you like to live, work and learn in healthier environments?” The overwhelming response would most likely be “Of course!”
It’s time to rally the industry to come together and focus on greening Queensland’s homes and buildings. Not a band-aid approach but the development of an integrated system that deeply integrates green building practice. Systemic change is required.
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Let’s not forget the role of developers and homeowners in all of this. At the end of the day, they are holding the chequebook and have the power to guide designers and builders in the right direction.
There are many manufacturers who have spent a lot of time and money researching and developing green materials and products for designers to specify and builders to use. These companies should be supported.
Is the industry waiting for regulation to adjust to include deeper green measures?As you can see, there are many parts to this puzzle and unanswered questions. If we work together we can help make Queensland the new world region for Australia and put Queensland on the global green building map.
A positive step forward is to attend SEE Sustainable Experience, an innovative hybrid educational expo being held at the Brisbane Showgrounds 18-20 June 2015.
Highlights include access to some of
35 seminars delivered by experts on green building practice.
HERE to visit the event website, pre-register for free and choose the free seminars that you would like to SEE.