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Building Sustainability

Sustainability represents both significant challenges, and opportunities for the Australian construction industry. Clients are demanding more sustainable practices and legislation is becoming increasingly stringent. The market for a greener, ethical and more sustainable construction sector is greater than ever. As an industry we need to embrace the sustainability agenda, or simply risk losing out to our competitors. 

The School represents a common approach to developing sustainability competence in the supply chain. It is a free resource available to any supplier in the construction industry, and is part of our continued commitment to lead the industry into a brighter, more sustainable future.

Becoming a Member – Getting Started

 The School is simple to use. Just follow the basic steps below: 

1. Register for free online – This should take no more than 5 minutes. Once registered you can access more than 200 resources through the School website, in 10 key sustainability areas (including events and workshops).

2. Complete the confidential self-assessment – This can be done as part of a facilitated group discussion or simply by an individual. Responses should be representative of an organisation or business unit, rather than an individual’s knowledge. 

Click here to get started on your self-assessment!

3. Access your prioritised 10 point Action Plan – This will link to 10 free resources such as e-learning modules, workshops, guidance, tools etc which will help increase your knowledge and competence in a range of sustainability areas.

4. Download your Bronze badge for free! – Once you have accessed the resources in your Action Plan you can download your bronze badge to use in bids, on email footers etc. Click here to find out about Bronze, Silver and Gold membership.

5. Track and benchmark your progress – You can monitor your progress at any point, and benchmark your assessment against other School members scores (individual company details are not provided as all responses are confidential). 

6. Re-assess and access an updated Action Plan – You can re-assess at any time. Re-assessing and working through new action plans will support your journey of continuous improvement in sustainability, and will give you a great opportunity to illustrate your progress to your clients. These are categorised into the following knowledge levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced.