As the owner and operator of many different types of significant buildings, councils are uniquely able to demonstrate leadership in sustainability.
Embedding sustainability assessment into the design of new builds, retrofits and the operation of council assets can have direct effects on sustainability outcomes through energy and water use, waste management and human health and productivity. This also provides council staff with practical learning experiences and demonstrates sustainable design to the development industry and community.
Read about how our member councils demonstrate leading practice ESD in their own buildings.
Further information about individual council approaches can be found here:
Bass Coast Shire Council – Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) Policy
Brimbank City Council – Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) Framework
Greater Geelong City Council – Sustainable Building Policy
Hobsons Bay City Council – Sustainable Design in Council Facilities
Maroondah City Council – Environmentally Sustainable Design Policy Guidelines for Council Buildings
Mornington Peninsular – Environmentally Sustainable Design Policy
Wyndham City Council – Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) Framework