Thursday, March 26, 2009

Green Star documentation guidelines

Source: Green Building Council of Australia
"New streamlined guidelines for the Green Star environmental rating system for buildings, which are expected to reduce the time and cost required to document a submission by about 15%, have been released by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). The Green Star system evaluates the sustainable attributes of building projects based on nine criteria, including energy and water efficiency, indoor environment quality and materials conservation.The new guidelines reduce the requirements for a Green Star – Office Design v3 submission by about 90 pieces of documentation. Green Star – Office As Built v3 submissions have also been reduced by about 70 pieces of documentation."