Green Star Certification
Green Star Certification is a formal process during which a building, fitout, or precinct is awarded a rating by an independent panel of sustainable development experts through a documentation-based assessment.
The Green Building Council of Australia will engage third-party Certified Assessors (known as the Assessment Panel) to validate that the documentation for all claimed credits is in adherence with the Compliance Requirements as outlined in the Technical Manual that accompanies each rating tool.
There are two (2) rounds of Assessment available to a project in which to achieve validation of credits claimed. Project teams are notified of their score based on the recommendation of the Assessment Panel. If a Certified Rating is awarded, the project will receive a PDF certificate, award letter, marketing kit and the relevant Green Star Certification mark.
Although Green Star rating tools are freely available for self-assessment, a design, project or building cannot publicly claim or promote a Green Star rating or use the Green Star rating logo unless the GBCA has validated the project's achievement through formal assessment.