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078 | 100 Davina Rooney: Green buildings

Date: Friday 21 July 2023

Time: 4pm - 5pm

Location: 100 Climate Conversations Exhibition, Level 1, Powerhouse Ultimo

Price: FREE - Bookings essential as places are limited

The World Green Building Council is a not-for-profit organisation bringing together a network of building councils across the world with a commitment to improving the built environment under a changing climate. Green Building Council of Australia CEO Davina Rooney is determined to transform the building and construction industries with sustainable practices.

See Davina Rooney in conversation with journalist Craig Reucassel, recorded live at Powerhouse as part of 100 Climate Conversations. Entry is free, but bookings are essential as places are limited. Doors open at 3.45pm for a 4pm start. No late admittance.

100 Climate Conversations is a two-year survey of visionary Australians who are accelerating the net zero carbon revolution. To find out more and subscribe to the podcast visit

Davina Rooney is the chief executive of the Green Building Council of Australia, an industry body representing 550+ businesses with a collective annual turnover of more than $46 billion. She sets policies and standards for sustainable building practices and works with industry to support the adoption of new low-carbon materials, creation of carbon-neutral precincts and normalisation of sustainable building practices. The Green Building Council is best known for its Green Star sustainability rating system for Australian buildings. Rooney began her career as a structural engineer before specialising in sustainability. She was previously the general manager for sustainability and corporate procurement at shopping centre developer Stockland.

Craig Reucassel is a writer, broadcaster and comedian who is best known for his work with The Chaser and on ABC TV sustainability and climate series War on Waste, Big Weather (and how to survive it) and Fight for Planet A. His work in sustainability inspires positive action on climate change by offering practical day-to-day changes to reduce waste and carbon emissions, while also calling for greater action from government and business. Alongside a group of friends, Reucassel founded The Chaser newspaper, which led to several ABC TV programs including The Election Chaser, CNNNN and The Chaser’s War on Everything.

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