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(Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method)

BREEAM is a tool which measures the sustainability of non domestic buildings including hotels and other event venues, and is known to set standards for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation. This building certification sets recognised measures of performance against established sustainability benchmarks such as energy and water use, internal health and wellbeing, transport, materials, pollution, ecology and management processes.

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This internationally recognised green building certification scheme provides a framework for implementing measurable green building practices in the life cycle of a building, from design and construction to operations and maintenance. Originally developed by the US Green Building Council in 2000, the certification is now being awarded to buildings globally.

Jacqui Bonnitcha

Jacqui Bonnitcha

Sydney, Australia 


Details of experience:

Jacqui is passionate about connecting sustainability to the overall event strategy in a focused and pragmatic way.

She uses sustainability methods such as life cycle assessment and sustainable procurement standards to ensure that resources expended have the greatest sustainability outcomes.

She has expertise across energy efficiency, waste and procurement across all sizes of events, from local festivals to the Commonwealth Games.

List of events and projects worked on:

  • Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018

  • Manly Food, Wine and Sustainability Festival


  • Diploma in Procurement and Supply (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply) to be completed in 2017

  • Trained in Social Return on Investment

  • Master of Built Environment (Sustainable Development)

  • Master of Development Studies

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies)