Sustainability Rating Scheme For Infrastructure Projects

Sustainability Rating Scheme For Infrastructure Projects

The Federal Government has approved another $100,000 in funding for the Australian Green Infrastructure Council (AGIC) to develop a sustainability rating scheme for infrastructure projects, which brings the Government’s total contribution to the project to $500,000. And AGIC is co-hosting a forum in Brisbane at QUT on 30 July featuring John Hamilton Frazer, Professor of Design Science.

CE Daily reports:

Federal Government tops up funding for ‘green infrastructure’ scheme

The Federal Government has approved another $100,000 in funding for the Australian Green Infrastructure Council to develop a sustainability rating scheme for infrastructure projects.

The new funding, announced by Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese, brings the Government’s total contribution to the project to $500,000.

The scheme will be a voluntary framework that allows investors and participants in infrastructure projects to screen and assess projects using criteria including biodiversity, waste management, water, greenhouse gas management and emissions to air, water and land.


In a message from David Hood, Chairman of the Australian Green Infrastructure Council:

“We are now under way with the development of the world’s first full sustainability rating scheme for infrastructure”.

David is attending Enviro2010 in Melbourne and then onto 3rd Global Infrastructure Conference in Kuala Lumpur 26/27 July, where he’s chairing two sessions on sustainability in infrastructure and presenting on AGIC. Go to for more:

David Hood also extends an invitation to all to attend a Forum on Generative Design Applied to Urban Sustainability, co-hosted by the AGIC:

John Hamilton Frazer MBCS FSCD FRSA

Professor of Design Science at Queensland University of Technology

Friday, 30th July 6.00-7.00 pm

Room Z-401 QUT Garden Point

Professor Frazer will explain how urban modelling is being radically re-thought as a result of the introduction of complexity science into urban design theory.

A paradigm is offered for sustainable design on the basis of evolutionary thermodynamics and complex systems science.

In this model, buildings and cities adapt to the environmental context and their environmental performances are optimised in a mechanism of open systems evolution and self-organisation.

Professor John Hamilton Frazer directs the Centre for Complex Urban Systems Design in Queensland. He is an international pioneer of evolutionary and generative systems in the field of architecture and urban design. He is a highly regarded thinker whose influence continues to be instrumental in developing new approaches to the way in which we design and manage the built environments of the future.

Professor Frazer’s research is focussed around the creation of self-organizing, self-sustaining systems that evolve with user interaction – enabled by powerful computer systems and artificial intelligence. He has many notable research publications and his first book An Evolutionary Architecture, 1995, is regarded as the seminal work in the field of generative design.

Hosted by the Australian Green Development Forum

The Australian Green Infrastructure Council with

The Sustainability Minor, Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering

More on AGIC:

AGIC will be the catalyst for the delivery and operation of more sustainable infrastructure in Australia.
This vision will be achieved by driving market transformation through education, training, advocacy and by recognising leading sustainable practice via a sustainability rating scheme.

It is AGIC’s mission to:

  • Benchmark, advance and promote the concepts and knowledge of sustainability throughout the design, construction and life cycle of infrastructure solutions
  • Recognise and reward organisations that deliver world leading sustainable solutions in the design, construction and operation of our national infrastructure
  • Provide a roadmap to assist stakeholders to achieve sustainable outcomes
  • Define sustainability performance benchmarks for industry paticipants
  • Provide independently certified sustainability ratings; and
  • Encourage and promote the highest standards of sustainability performance.


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