On Friday last Week, Curtin University in WA became the first and only 5 Green star University in Australia.
The Green Business Council of Australia (GBCA) awarded the institution its highest rating as part of its Green Star – Communities scheme, one of the world’s only independent (and national) sustainability schemes. The GBCA Green Star – Communities assesses and certifies master-planned development projects on the basis of their projected/planned economic, social and environmental impacts.
Curtin’s Master Plan, overseen by Master Planning consultants AECOM will deliver sustainable urban developments for the university across 114 hectares of its Bentley campus over the next 20 years. The development will be focused on building a green urban economy bringing together education, business, technology, housing, recreation and public transportation. You can read more about the specific developments here.
Curtin’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Terry Madew commented on the certification, saying it was a significant achievement. “Everyone should have the opportunity to learn in a green school, work in a green office, or live in a green home. [This development] will provide the pathways to create sustainable places for everyone”.
We couldn’t agree more.