8 February 2011 – The Green Building Council of Australia has awarded four green building fellowships to industry leaders.

Grocon chief executive officer Daniel Grollo and Property Council of Australia chief executive officer Peter Verwer have both been appointed life fellows of the GBCA. Stockland managing director Matthew Quinn and ISPT chief executive officer Daryl Browning have been awarded fellowships.

GBCA chair Tony Arnel said “Daniel [Grollo] is a long-time supporter of Green Star, and Grocon has being involved with a number of Green Star buildings, such the Pixel Building in Melbourne, which recently gained the highest Green Star score of all time and 1 Bligh Street in Sydney.

“Peter [Verwer] has chaired the GBCA’s technical assurance committee, and continues to collaborate closely with the Council on our joint flagship conference, Green Cities.”

GBCA chief executive Romilly Madew said that through Stockland Matthew Quinn had supported the development of a number of Green Star rating tools.

“Stockland is the owner of more than a dozen Green Star-certified or registered projects, including its own Green Star-rated headquarters, Stockhome,” Ms Madew said.

“Under Daryl Browning’s leadership, ISPT has become one of Australia’s three top organisations for Green Star certified and registered projects. Green Star landmarks such Green Square Tower North in Brisbane would not exist were it not for ISPT’s green leadership. ISPT has also supported a range of GBCA tools, programs and committees,” Ms Madew said.

Other Fellowships or Life Fellowships have been awarded to GBCA co-founder Ché Wall, GBCA’s first chairman Brendan Crotty, and former GBCA chief executive Maria Atkinson were awarded Life Fellowships in 2008, Richard Sebo, Ken Maher and Craig Heaton.

Established in 2002 the GBCA now had more than 900 member companies who work together to support the Council and its activities, Ms Madew said.