Existing Green Star Projects
Benefits of Transitioning
Green Star – Design & As Built provides the independent certification of sustainability that Green Star is known for, with some great benefits:
Broader Sustainability ImpactSustainability is about much more than energy and water efficiency. Green Star – Design & As Built incorporates new credits to help create places that are not just green but healthy, liveable, productive, resilient and sustainable.
To transform the built environment we need verifiable results, not just good intentions. Green Star – Design & As Built assesses and certifies completed buildings, with an optional Design Review.
Green Star – Design & As Built drives continuous improvement through updated benchmarks for sustainable design and construction and setting the foundation for optimal building performance.
Flexible and More Cost-Effective
Our goal is sustainable places for everyone. Green Star – Design & As Built rates buildings of all types and sizes, includes easy-to-use templates, streamlined documentation and flexible ways to demonstrate sustainability making certification simpler and more cost-effective.
Developed by Industry
Through extensive industry consultation Green Star – Design & As Built has been developed by the Australian property industry, for the Australian environment.
To transition your registered project from a legacy rating tool to the new Green Star – Design & As Built rating tool you will need to notify your Case Manager of your intent.
Existing projects registered under a legacy rating tool can transition to Green Star – Design & As Built at any time. No new registrations will be accepted for legacy rating tools after December 2015, with the exception of those that have achieved a ‘Design’ rating under the legacy rating tools and are seeking to continue with their ‘As Built’ rating.
After your request to transition to Green Star – Design & As Built is approved by the GBCA, your Case Manager will issue a new Certification Agreement for Green Star - Design & As Built. Please ensure you read the new terms and conditions of the new agreement. The new Certification Agreement will supersede the legacy rating tool Certification Agreement.
There may be a cost difference between the original project fee and the fee to certify under the new Green Star - Design & As Built rating tool. If this occurs the GBCA will invoice the Applicant for the remaining balance. In the instance where the project’s previous certification fee is less than the new fee, a refund will not be issued. Invoices will be provided at the time of issuing your Green Star - Design & As Built Certification Agreement.
Projects registered under Legacy building rating tools can benefit from the development of the more flexible and easy-to-use credits in Green Star - Design & As Built by substituting credits. Project teams may elect to substitute relevant credits where they might be advantageous to their project’s Green Star submission.
The process required for substituting credits from Green Star - Design & As Built into Legacy rating tool projects is available on this page.
Legacy Rating Tools
Legacy rating tools are previous Green Star rating tools for design and construction which are being superseded by Green Star – Design & As Built. Projects registered under a legacy rating tool can transition to Green Star – Design & As Built at any time. No new registrations will be accepted for legacy rating tools after 31st December, 2015.
Green Star Team
Green Building Council of Australia
Phone: 02 8239 6200
Email: [email protected]