Comprehensive resource conservation
and recycling programs comprising:

  • Detailed waste audit
  • Analysis of existing systems and policies
  • Operational site review
  • Environmental assessment
  • Benchmarking and target setting
  • Financial analysis
  • Stakeholder discussions
  • Action plan detailing recommended improvements

We then work with our clients to implement changes that result in multiple benefits:

  • More effective waste management
  • Average 40% reductions in waste to landfill
  • Reduced usage of disposable items
  • Improved staff environmental awareness
  • Decreased waste management expenses
  • Accurate monitoring and reporting of results

Some examples of our work in this area:
101 Collins Street, MelbourneIndooroopilly Shopping Centre, BrisbaneFreshwater Place Commercial Tower, Melbourne.

We also conduct waste and recycling audits for individual tenants within office buildings.

The National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) is a voluntary rating system that measures an existing building’s operational environmental performance against a set of key categories. NABERS is a national initiative managed by the NSW Government’s Department of Environment and Climate Change and Water (DECCW).

NABERS benchmarks the environmental performance of office buildings, hotels and shopping centres by awarding a star rating on a scale of one to five. NABERS can separately rate tenancies and base buildings (central services), or the combination of both in whole buildings, in the following areas:

  • Energy
  • Indoor Environment
  • Waste
  • Water (whole buildings only)

For additional information, please visit the NABERS website.

Peter Hosking, Great Forest Australia’s Director, is a NABERS Accredited Assessor and can provide your organisation with accredited Performance Ratings and access to the NABERS Trademark and promotional tools as well as additional services that can help your organisation to improve its star rating, including:

  • Waste, water, energy, and indoor environment consultancy services
  • Development of environmental management plans and systems
  • Project design and management services
  • Staff training and education programs
  • Environmental performance tracking software

Please contact Peter Hosking to arrange an accredited Performance Rating for your organisation, or to find out more about NABERS.

Waste management planning for commercial and retail developments, including:

  • Site assessments and reviews of building plans
  • Waste volume estimates based on expected usage and population
  • Recommended equipment and infrastructure
  • Analysis of materials movement
  • Storage requirements
  • Cost analysis
  • Stakeholder discussions
  • Report and action plan detailing recommended improvements