GECA is proud to be a Supporting Partner of Total Facilities. You'll find us exhibiting at stand D47, so make sure to come down to meet the team. Our CEO, Kate Harris is taking part in a panel discussion: Do energy efficiency and sustainability still matter? See Kate debate with Tony Arnel, Global Director Sustainability at NDY & Carlos Flores, NABERS National Program Manager at the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage.
News and Events
The iconic HIA Home Show – Sydney’s favourite building & renovation expo - is on again this March, and entry is free! Get lots of ideas and free expert advice for your home project.
GECA is proud to be a Display Sponsor alongside Zenith Interiors for the event. Join us at Green Cities in Sydney from 6-8 March 2017 & come and say hello and enjoy our interactive display with Zenith Interiors and pick up your FREE sustainable gift!
Get involved, create a Clean Up Site, become a business supporter, or contact Clean Up Australia to find out how you can improve your sustainability. Contact Paula if you'd like to join the GECA team on the day.
Sustainable Development Goals Australia 2016 - SDGA16 - is a broad ranging multi-stakeholder Conference to stimulate action on the 17 biggest social, environmental and economic challenges. It will be held in Sydney from 29-30 November.
GECA is pleased to be a supporting partner and exhibitor at this year's CleanScene event! Australia’s largest cleaning and hygiene event returns to the Sydney Showground on 6-8 September.
SEE Sustainable Experience is Australia’s sustainable building and design showcase event tailored for manufacturers, suppliers, residential and commercial design and construction professionals, building owners, facility managers and strata managers.
GECA is proud to be a Supporting Partner of the Green Building Council of Australia's Green Building Day 2016! The event will be held across Australia over a range of dates. Join us as we bring together the industry’s leading innovators and thinkers to discuss ‘the 2 degree world’ and how we can slow global warming.
Over the past three decades, DesignBUILD has supported Australia’s architecture, building, construction and design communities and in 2016 they’re bringing a new look to Melbourne. DesignBUILD brings together Australia’s architects, building professional, contractors and designer community together with manufacturers, suppliers and service providers who work across the residential and commercial industry sectors, for 3 days of unrivaled networking and inspiration.
GECA is proud to be a Supporting Sponsor of Green Cities 2016. The event, held over 22 – 24 March 2016, will mark a decade of Green Cities, at the Hilton Sydney, with three days of practical site tours, hands-on masterclasses, networking events and inspiring speakers.
Hear from GECA at Sydney Build 2016! Sydney Build is the leading new Construction Expo for Sydney. Held over 10-11 March 2016, it's the ideal opportunity for your organisation to get involved in Sydney’s booming construction industry, and to access major contractors, developers and suppliers from Sydney and across Australia.
Come and explore the future of sustainable production and consumption at GECA's own event, held in Sydney on 3 March 2016. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
It's Business Clean Up Australia Day on Tuesday, 1st of March. You're welcome to join GECA at our clean up site!
'Demanding change by changing demand' is the first event in Australia discussing credible certification and sustainability standards, bringing together key brands, businesses, retailers and NGOs to examine challenges and opportunities for sustainability standard setting and what the future could look like beyond certification.
SD2015, presented by Sustainable Business Australia and The Banksia Foundation, brings together business, government, NGOs and academia for one day to discuss, debate and celebrate sustainable development. Hear from some great speakers and then stay for the presentation of the 2015 Banksia Awards.
As part of World Green Building Week, the Green Building Council of Australia are hosting their annual Garden Party on Thursday, 24 September 2015 to celebrate this year's achievements in the industry. It's the green building networking event of the year.
Indesign: The Event has been held across 12 years, five cities, and 100,000 visitors, and is an opportuntity for boutique design houses and local creative talent from the architecture and design industries to come together. GECA is proud to be Silver Sponsor of this year’s Sydney Indesign event, which runs from 13-15 August 2015.
Now entering its sixth year, the Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo is the perfect environment to create new business efficiencies and opportunities. This year’s line-up of exhibitors and product offerings has a focus on sustainability with many presenting recycling and waste minimisation innovations.
In August 2015, HotHouse returns to the Powerhouse Museum with HotHouse LABs. HotHouse is offering workshops about sustainable buildings and waste with sister program of the Total Environment Centre, Smart Locale Ultimo-Pyrmont. Thanks to grant support from the City of Sydney, HotHouse LABs are FREE for organisations based or invested in the Ultimo-Pyrmont area.
To be held in Brisbane 18 - 20 June 2015, SEE Sustainable Experience is focussed on protecting and promoting Queensland’s built environment by providing a unique showcase of sustainable products and solutions underpinned by education.
Sustainable Business Australia (SBA) is once again hosting the Fiona Wain Oration, now in its second year, on the 26th of May at the Art Gallery of NSW. The Oration will again be delivered by a leading Australian. Amanda McKenzie, CEO of the Climate Council, will deliver her thoughts on the sustainability agenda and the future of our country.
Find out about how you can take advantage of Australia's North Asia Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with Korea (KAFTA), Japan (JAEPA), and China (ChAFTA) with a free seminar.
Are you a young professional hoping to work in the green building industry? Check out the Green Building Council of Australia's Future Green Leaders LIVE launch event, which is part of the annual World Green Building Week celebrations.
Women in Facilities Management (WiFM) will be running a networking event for those in the industry to focus on the environmentally-friendly claims of service providers. The event will cover why it’s important to know what an environmentally-preferable service provider looks like, what questions to ask them and whether it’s worth the cost.
Sustainable Business Australia has announced the Inaugural Fiona Wain Oration and Lunch in honour of the long serving, late CEO. The oration will be given by Greg Bourne, chair of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), on the topic: "Making our own luck: What will it take to build an inclusive, resilient and prosperous Australia?"
Green Building Day, hosted by the Green Building Council of Australia, is the biggest event on the green building calendar, and GECA is proud to be a supporting sponsor of the event.
60% of Australia’s sustainability specialists are women - and the industry is proving that soft skills and hard hats are a winning combination.
GECA has teamed up with Australian Living and DesignBUILD to support an exciting initiative to showcase environmentally innovative products at DesignBUILD in Melbourne 2-4 April 2014. GECA licensees have the opportunity to participate in Project Next, which will be a fully interactive sustainable structure positioned in the centre of DesignBUILD with products and...
GECA CEO Rupert Posner will present at Green Cities 2014 in a session called Materials matter. The session will explore how building sustainability is about more than design. The procurement process and materials selected can be the difference between a good and a great green building. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn life cycle assessment methods...
The United Nations Association of Australia (Victorian Division) is holding a seminar on Natural Capital and Supply Chain Sustainability: Measuring and Managing Environmental Impacts and Risks on Thursday 13 February in Melbourne in partnership with National Australia Bank. Held as part of its Sustainability Leadership Series, this seminar responds to the global momentum...
How do we achieve high growth with low emissions? This societal challenge, and the role that business plays, will be explored in the context of the recent UN Conference in Warsaw.
Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) invites you to the recently completed Commonwealth Bank Place for an informative session on the future of the Green Building Council of Australia's (GBCA) Green Star program.
The much anticipated home and interiors show, Grand Designs Live 2013 is nearly here. This year’s event will showcase the best of building and interiors over a full weekend and is set to be an extraordinary experience.
In his first major address on the Abbott Government's environment agenda to the business community, the Hon. Greg Hunt will speak at the Australian Sustainability Conference and Exhibition. Mr Hunt will provide the opening address on 9 October and will speak on the theme of turning vision to action. The Australian Sustainability Conference and Exhibition brings together leading practitioners and strategic thinkers from around the world in this growing industry.
Innovation is the key long-term driver of sustained and sustainable economic development. But it is more than just developing new products. It is about reinventing business processes and building entirely new markets that meet untapped customer needs.
Innovation is the key long-term driver of sustained and sustainable economic development. But it is more than just developing new products. It is about reinventing business processes and building entirely new markets that meet untapped customer needs. It is also about selecting and executing the right ideas and bringing them to domestic and international markets in record time.
The GECA AGM and Speaker Event was held at the Australian Museum's historic 'Night Parrot' venue.
On 19-20 July, GECA exhibited at Total Facilities Live, Sydney. Billed as Australia’s largest exhibition and conference for building operators, managers and facility professionals, we made many new friends and met up with quite a few old ones as well.
GECA presented an exciting networking opportunity and speaker event in November 2011: ‘Does Ecolabelling Drive Sustainable Production and Consumption?'