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ENVIRONMENTAL UPDATE No. 2 (
August 20
08)

Deakin
University

is now a member of the Green Building Council of Australia

What is the Green Building Council of Australia?

The Green Building Council of Australia or the GBCA
is a national, not
-
for
-
profit organisation
that is committed to
driving
the transition of the Australian property industry towards
sustainability by promoting green building programs, technologies, design practices and
operations as well as the integration

of green building initiatives into mainstream design,
construc
tion and operation of buildings (GBCA, 2008).

Why

has

the University

(through FMSD)
joined

the
GBCA
?

Incorporated into
the

University’s
Draft
Environmental Managemen
t Plan
(Draft EMP
, 2008
)
is
the aim to achieve best practice in Environmental Sustainable Design (ESD)
.

Becoming a
GBCA member enhances our ability to achieve this aim by providing



An environmental
design
rating system for buildings



A resource of expertise knowledge



The opportunity t
o build networks in the green building industry



The opportunity to promote Deakin’s environmental credentials


(
Draft EMP
, 2008)

What are the b
enefits for al
l
FMSD
staff
?

By using
the University’s

GBCA membership detail
s,
staff are able to create their own

individual
registration that delivers membership
-
like privileges such as

the opportunity

to




Access the member only section of the GBCA website



Access courses and technical advice



Receive the e
-
newsletter



Receive invitations to events



N
etwork within the
green building industry



Submit articles to the council

(GBCA, 2008;
Draft EMP
, 2008)


How
you can

register using Deakin’s membership


1.

Go to the GBCA website
(
www.gbca.org.au
) and click on the Company Login link at the

top of the page


2.

Follow the prompts to register using the company Login and Company Password below:


Company Login is: deakinuni

Comp
any Password is: deakinunifmsd


3.

Once you have registered all future logins are under your e
-
mail address and your
nominated personal password in the Individual Login section of the GBCA home page
(
www.gbca.org.au
)





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References


Draft

Deakin University Draft Environmental Management Plan
. Facilities Management

Services
Division
,
2008.


GBCA (Green Building Council Australia), 2008,
About

(viewed 26/08/08) at
www.gbca.org.au