Sustainability Summit

Sustainability Certifications & Compliance – Why This Means Everything For Your Business?

The basic objectives of sustainability are to reduce consumption of non-renewable resources, minimize waste, and create healthy, productive environments. There are literally hundreds of sustainability certifications for the built environment and the number is set to rise as the focus on certifying buildings continues to increase. In this session, we compare commonly used standards and/or certifications and see what environmental concepts are covered by these standards and where best to apply those principles within the built environment.

Learning Outcomes 

By the end of this presentation, you should be able to:

  • Understand what all of the building, assessment tools and product certification acronyms mean and how they relate to your practice.
  • Identify green building standards that are best to apply and understand how they relate to your projects and specifications.
  • Understand the different types of sustainability certification and reporting frameworks involved in specifying more healthy and sustainable products.
  • Identify the best methods to avoid greenwash and speed up product selection and specification.
  • Outline which health and environmental concepts are covered by which current standards and certifications.

(Competency codes: PC 10, PC 31, PC 33, PC 45)

Session Information

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David Baggs

Global GreenTag International



Dr Trevor Innes



Joel Williamson

GH Commercial


Anthony Adamo