Green Star accreditation
We are proud to announce La Trobe has received a six star rating in the Green Star Communities accreditation.
We are the first Australian university and fifth organisation in Australia to be recognised by the current version of the standard, which means we have achieved ‘world leadership’ status.
The University was measured against five impact categories: governance, liveability, economic prosperity, environment and innovation.
The Green Building Council of Australia’s accreditation, which assesses large-scale developments, is the result of existing commitments and approaches, and proposed social, economic and environmentally sustainable initiatives outlined by the University’s plan for the Melbourne Campus.
This award recognises our ongoing work to create a connected, welcoming and dynamic environment for all.
As part of the Melbourne Campus Plan, we are working to bring together employment opportunities, accessible public transport and amenities in an environmentally sustainable setting, for all of our communities.
In line with frameworks such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, our initiatives will tackle global sustainability issues such as the urban heat island effect, light pollution, food production and accessible transport.
The Green Star accreditation will further support our ambition to become a global thought leader in sustainable communities.
Green Star assesses the sustainable design, construction and operation of buildings, fit-outs and communities. There are four Green Star rating tools available for certification of design, construction and operation of buildings, fit-outs and communities. The tools cover a broad range of sustainable topics including energy and emissions and provide an overall rating, with 4-stars meaning “best practice, 5-star meaning Australian excellence and 6-star meaning international excellence. The program is voluntary and covers the residential, office, retail, accommodation, education and public buildings