10 April 2013 — Green Building Council of Australia executive directors Andrew Aitken and Adam Beck have resigned.
Mr Aitken is moving to Livable Housing Australia, where he was seconded for the past six months as its executive director while Mr Beck is moving stateside and taking up the position of director with the Portland Sustainability Institute in Oregon from July.
GBCA chief executive officer Romilly Madew said both Mr Aitken and Mr Beck had made “an enormous contribution” to the organisation.
“Andrew has been responsible for leading the Green Star team through significant changes, including the development of new tools such as custom, performance and communities, and the Green Star Revolution projects to improve existing tools.
“Andrew also led the education team through the development and release of the new Green Star qualifications and CPD structure.
“Further, Andrew was also involved in the work we do with the World Green Building Council especially around common carbon metrics and the Rating Tools Task group.”
Ms Madew said Mr Beck joined the GBCA in October 2009 as the Queensland and Northern Territory state manager.
“Adam then moved into the role of manager sustainable communities where he worked tirelessly on creating one of the world’s first independent, transparent, national schemes able to assess and certify the sustainability of community-level projects.
“After four years in the making, 38 sponsors and supporters, 135 members of technical working groups and committees, and 35 credits refined down from 85, the Green Star – Communities rating tool was released last year.”
Ms Madew said Mr Beck took on the role of executive director – market development and sustainable communities in 2012.