Brief – 14 September – The Green Building Council of Australia has appointed Parsons Brinckerhoff director of sustainability Darren Bilsborough to its board of directors.

GBCA chief executive Romilly Madew praised the addition of Mr Bilsborough, who is also adjunct professor of sustainability at Curtin University and is part of the National Council of Directors of Environment Business Australia.

“Darren Bilsborough has had a long association with the GBCA, and is a qualified Green Star Accredited Professional,” said Ms Madew.

“He is a valuable addition to the GBCA’s board of directors, and we look forward to benefiting from his experience and dedication to sustainable development.”

Mr Bilsborough said he looked forward to contributing to the GBCA leadership team.

“The green building movement has achieved some worthy milestones – there is potential for this momentum to extend from buildings to broader green urban environments – including communities,” said Mr Bilsborough.

“To create sustainable cities Australia must pursue innovation in both technology and in planning – for greener buildings, energy efficiency, water use and integrated transport.

“The GBCA has a vital role in promoting these principles of environmentally sustainable urban environments,” he said.