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Built Green Program

GBI's Built Green program is Australia's first on-line accredited training program for sustainable building and construction.

The Green Building Institute has created Built Green training to provide builders with the necessary tools to pursue sustainability options in their constructions. Builders who complete the training and adopt sustainable innovations in their operations will be able to identify themselves as 'Built Green' builders.
The brand will enable builders to identify themselves as businesses that are skilled in the design, construction and maintenance of high quality structures that adopt industry best practice for sustainability in the built environment.
There are several units that make up the full program, with a minimum of two being needed to become accredited.
Supports the needs of builders, site managers and forepersons, and estimators in the building and construction industry.

Topics include:

  • appropriate use of thermal mass (noting impact of climatic conditions)
  • glazing size and orientation
  • insulation
  • orientation of building
  • use of relevant construction methods
  • Identify materials made from recycled products
  • Engaging designers and clients
  • Create and Implement Waste Management Plans
  • Use practical methods to cut waste and save money


Anywhere, anytime, on-line. Students must have a PC or lap-top with web-cam and internet connectivity.


Students must have good English skills, including reading, writing and numeracy. Must have access to a building site for some practical activities


Jan Brandjes has over 30 years experience as a builder of sustainable homes and 5 years experience as an instructor for green building courses