The World Green Building Council (World GBC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Australia’s Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) in a bid to create a global definition of ‘low’ and ‘no’ carbon cities.

‘Closing the Loop’ will be a three year project that will connect global industries and existing evidence with front-end decision makers to develop better business case analysis, professional education, practical tools and guidelines.

“‘Closing the Loop’ will help global industries create built environments to positively impact people’s health, wellbeing and productivity whilst improving the building industry’s environmental performance,” CRCL Chief Executive Officer, Scientia Professor Deo Prasad AO, said of the signing.

“Collaborating with the World Green Building Council provides our project team with a unique opportunity to tap into the global leadership and significant knowledge that already exists throughout the world, thanks to the Council.”

The WorldGBC will support the CRCLCL by designating staff to help coordinate the project and identifying overlaps and areas for future collaboration. The key goal is to eventually provide information for reports, materials and promoting collateral within the global building community.

‘Closing the Loop’ is supported by Brookfield Multiplex, Hassell and Aecom.