It started out as a simple interview with visiting US green building author and consultant, Jerry Yudelson, in Australia as keynote speaker for the recent ARBS exhibition and conference in Melbourne. It culminated with a “salon” dinner (Jerry’s term, but we’re sticking to it) for a handful of green property leaders at Sydney’s Bambini Trust restaurant. The result was some wide-ranging and at times insightful discussion about the issues and challenges confronting sustainable property worldwide, from the performance data of highly rated green building, to the political failure of governments to generate change – in the property world included. There was intense interest in green building practices worldwide, questioning and appraisals of the latest green building stars and new light cast on the successes and failures of various technologies. Throughout there was every indication that this industry is hugely engaged and motivated to continue its work

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