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How do I get my products "Green Star rated"?

Wed 11 Jun, 2008 (Updated: Tue 14 Aug, 2012)

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) does not test, review or certify products or materials. Green Star certification is awarded to building projects rather than building products and materials.

Various criteria contained within Green Star credits may be relevant to products and materials such as furniture, flooring, joinery, timber, PVC, insulation, paints and adhesives. Learn more about the Green Star rating tools.

GBCA does not endorse any claims by manufacturers that their products will help achieve a Green Star rating. Suppliers must validate the environmental merit of a product or material in the project's submission for Green Star assessment. This can be done in one of two ways:

  1. Product Documentation: that validates the product's compliance with the Credit Criteria of any given credit (e.g., for Materials credits Mat-1 through Mat-7, provide documentation to support the 'product score'). To put together this package, you will require a Green Star Technical Manual for the relevant rating tool. 
  2. Third Party Product Certification: in the case of furniture, flooring, ceilings, walls, joinery and partition products that have been certified for their environmental merit by one of the third party certification standards recognised by the GBCA. Find out more about the Product Certification Schemes.