Green Star – Communities: The Rating Tool
Categories and Credits
Green Star – Communities assesses the design and construction of any building and major refurbishment. It provides a rigorous and holistic rating across five impact categories:
The Submission Guidelines provide detailed information on credit aims, criteria and compliance requirements and additional guidance, background information and resources.
The Scorecard is an interactive Excel spreadsheet that must be used by projects seeking Green Star certification. The Scorecard provides a scoring tool for projects to keep track of their Green Star points claims. The Scorecard is also used by the GBCA to provide the results of assessment.
In all credits, the project team must submit a Submission Template summarising the steps taken to ensure compliance with the credit criteria. The Submission Template is the principal method by which the project team communicates with the assessment panel. It specifies the information and narrative required to confirm that the project complies with the Credit Criteria. The Submission Template will ask project teams to justify their claims with evidence that must be included in their submission.
Projects must submit these Submission Templates and are not permitted to use an alternative document.
Submission Templates are provided in MS Word format. There are no automated or 'smart' features embedded within these Submission Template. Project teams are to fill in and edit Submission Templates to suit their responses in the areas indicated within each Submission Template. Feedback on these template is welcomed.
All Submission Templates have been provided in a Zip file available for download below (release 1)
- Ecological Value Calculator *Updated 05 November 2015
A completed and signed submission requirements checklist must be submitted by all projects teams during Round 1 and Round 2 submissions.
*Please note this document will undergo minor refinements over the next few weeks.
Project Inception Checklist
The purpose of the project inception checklist is to ensure that project teams embed the principles of the Green Star - Communities rating tool into the early project planning activities.
This document provides an overview of the revisions made to the Green Star – Communities PILOT Submission Guideline to its release as a Version 1. The sections of this document list the credits that are included in each category and a description of changes and updates that have been made.
- Summary of Changes from PILOT to v1 Updated 13/08/2015
For all projects registered under a previous version of Green Star – Communities, please find below all supporting resources required to complete your submission.
Green Star – Communities PILOT v0.0
All resources for this PILOT version of the rating tool are available here.
Green Star – Communities PILOT v0.1
Manager - Sustainable Communities
Green Building Council of Australia
Phone: 02 8239 6289