Whitehorse City Council

ESD Further Reading

The external links below provide an excellent resource for further information relating to each of the sustainable building categories: 

Indoor Environment Quality  

Good Environmental Choice Australia Standards www.geca.org.au
Australian Green Procurement www.greenprocurement.org
Your Home www.yourhome.gov.au 

Energy Efficiency

House Energy Rating www.makeyourhomegreen.vic.gov.au
Window Efficiency Rating Scheme (WERS) www.wers.net
Energy Efficiency www.resourcesmart.vic.gov.au 

Water Resources

Water Efficient Labelling Scheme (WELS) www.waterrating.gov.au
Sustainable Landscaping www.ourwater.vic.gov.au


Melbourne Water STORM calculator www.storm.melbournewater.com.au
Environmental Protection Authority Victoria www.epa.vic.gov.au
Sustainable Landscaping www.ourwater.vic.gov.au 

Building Materials

Building Materials, Technical Manuals www.yourhome.gov.au
Good Environmental Choice Australia Standards www.geca.org.au
Forest Stewardship Council Certification Scheme www.fsc.org
Australian Green Procurement www.greenprocurement.org


Off-setting Car Emissions Options www.greenfleet.com.au
Sustainable Transport www.transport.vic.gov.au
Bicycle Network Victoria www.bicyclenetwork.com.au

Waste Management

Construction and Waste Management www.sustainability.vic.gov.au
Preparing a WMP www.epa.vic.gov.au
Waste and Recycling www.resourcesmart.vic.gov.au
Waste reduction in office buildings (2002) www.environment.nsw.gov.au 

Urban Ecology

Department of Sustainability and Environment www.dse.vic.gov.au
Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology www.arcue.botany.unimelb.edu.au
Greening Australia www.greeningaustralia.org.au


Green Building Council Australia www.gbca.org.au
Victorian Eco Innovation lab www.ecoinnovationlab.com
Environment Design Guide www.environmentdesignguide.com.au