Organica Engineering aims to deliver exceptional value in the delivery of these services. Organica Engineering will support the project to assist with the cost effective Green Star certification.

Organica Engineering is Melbourne’s leading niche Green Star advisory company.  We specialise in helping other organisations improve the quality of their Green Star submissions. We do this by providing practical support in compiling submissions, reviewing designs, and by peer reviewing submissions. 

We are certified in the following tools: Green Star Design and As-Built, Green Star Communities, and Green Star Performance. We have also helped the GBCA create and use custom tools such as the Green Star National Railways tool.

A particular focus is on Green Star categories that require environmental engineering input, but which are outside the scope of HVAC design. These include many credits in the Land use and ecology, Emissions, Materials, Transport, and Management Categories. We have custom developed stormwater software to help achieve stormwater credits (InSite Water), as well as our own Green Star Metering and Monitoring solutions (EcoMon).

We have extensive experience in Green Star Assessments and all aspects of Sustainability in buildings.  Ian Adams has reviewed over 100 Green Star submissions on behalf of the GBCA, is a member of the GBCA faculty (to teach Green Star), and has assisted many projects around Australia to gain certification. 

We believe we can make Green Star Certification more affordable and practical, helping create a more sustainable future for the Australian property industry.

About Organica Engineering Pty Ltd

Ian Adams, director of Organica Engineering is a Sustainability Engineer and a recognised industry leader with over 15 years’ experience in delivering sustainable buildings and developments.  Ian has successfully integrated ESD solutions into hundreds of developments around Australia.  

He is a certified assessor and trainer for the Green Building Council of Australia, regularly lectures at RMIT and Melbourne Universities on sustainable design and city infrastructure. Ian has been instrumental in helping develop industry toolkits such as BESS, Green Star, and InSite Water, and he has an in-depth knowledge of how to implement sustainable design in buildings.

Ian has worked as a planning sustainability referrals officer at Knox, Manningham, and Whitehorse Councils, and he has assisted many metropolitan Councils with establishing their sustainability assessment in planning and CapEx programs.  Ian also has extensive experience in Green Star for many projects and in training and facilitation of workshops for the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).

Relevant experience with Sustainability in commercial building design and sustainability strategy development includes:

  • Assisting the GBCA in technical development of Green Star tools and calculators;
  • Green Star Auditor for over 200 projects for the GBCA including the Manningham Civic Precinct Hub (5 Star Green Star Public Buildings tool), RMIT Building 80 on Swanston St Melbourne (5 Star Green Star Education tool), The Pixel Building in Carlton (6 Star Green Star Office v3), The ANZ building in the Docklands (6 Star Green Star Office v3), The Sydney Opera house (Green Star Performance), The Docklands Library (6 Star Green Star Public Buildings tool), and the University of Queensland’s Education Gateways Building (EDGY) at the Springfield campus in QLD (5 Star Green Star Education tool).
  • Regularly facilitating the Green Star Accredited Professional Workshops on behalf of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA);
  • Assisting the Green Building Council with development of Green Star tools, calculators, and training materials.
  • Green Star submissions such as documentation compilation for the 33 storey Old Treasury Building office tower and 4 other projects in Perth.
  • Assisting Frasers with their green star submission and to successfully deliver the Schenker Green Star interiors project at Tullamarine;
  • Helping numerous organisations deliver Greener Buildings, such as the Department of Defence, Sustainability Victoria, the DHS, and Victorian councils such as Brimbank, Darebin, the City of Yarra and Knox.
  • ESD project management and assessment of large scale developments – including cost benefit analyses to determine the most appropriate strategies such as blackwater treatment and reuse, utilisation of green/recycled concrete, solar hot water and rainwater reuse.


RMIT University’s Advanced Manufacturing Precinct
Hi Ian, Thought you might like to know we achieved our 5 Star Green Star for our B55 project. Thanks for your assistance!”
– RMIT’s building 55 project manager

Incoll (Savills) Melbourne Fitout
“We are very pleased to let you know that the Incoll Melbourne Fitout Project has achieved a 5 Star rating with 64 points having been awarded. As you can imagine we are ecstatic with this result.
We wish to extend our thanks and gratitude to you for all your assistance throughout the Green Star submission process. Your assistance has been a valuable contribution in achieving our 5 star rating. It has also been a pleasure meeting you and working with you towards our Green Star Results. We look forward to any opportunity in the future to working with you again”.

Incoll Management – now called the Savills Project Management Team