Australia is showcasing its contribution to a more sustainable global economy as part of the third annual World Green Building Week which kicked off on Monday (September 17).
Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) chief executive Romilly Madew said Australia is one of 92 nations taking part in the event, which shines a light on sustainable developments and green projects worldwide.
Environmentally friendly buildings and sustainable projects play a vital role in reducing the global carbon footprint, while also providing significant employment, economic, health and lifestyle benefits to communities.
Mr Madew commented: "Australia can be proud of its achievements in sustainable building.
"We have eight million square metres of green star-certified space around Australia, we've trained 40,000 people in the property and construction industry on sustainable building practices and our GBC is one of the world's largest and most influential."
Mr Madew said with more Australian companies adopting green practices in their everyday work, the nation was becoming a global leader in sustainable development.
For the duration of World Green Building Week, GBCA is holding a number of events, including a series of Sustainable Sydney walking tours that will showcase the harbour city's green star structures.