The Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has been awarded the inaugural 4 Star Green Star – Communities rating for the Brisbane Airport site, comprising 2700 hectares of land which is aimed to house more than 50 commercial office, mixed use, retail and industrial buildings.
Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA) Green Star – Communities is one of the world’s first independent national schemes designed to assess and certify the sustainability of large-scale master planned development projects. The rating system involves ongoing certification, with a ‘check back’ required within three years to verify that the project is delivering the desired outcomes, and recertification required within a five year time frame.
The rating was based on the site’s assessment against benchmarks for liveability, economic prosperity, environmental sustainability, design excellence, governance and innovation.
BAC’s policies address corporate social responsibility and provide public sustainability reporting on environmental, social and economic impacts. Moreover, BAC’s stakeholder engagement strategy, along with its plans for facilities, programs and events are aimed at promoting cohesion and interaction between the people who use the precinct.