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Materials credits target resource consumption through material selection, reuse initiatives and efficient management practices.

We invite you to review the credits and provide feedback by completing the interactive form and clicking on the 'Submit' button, located in the upper right hand corner of the front page of each draft credit document.

Due to the draft nature of these credits, there may be some inconsistencies in language and formatting that will be picked up prior to the final release of the rating tool. You are invited to provide feedback on the draft credits including the technical details, documentation requirements and the overall direction taken to achieving best practice sustainable outcomes.

How do I provide feedback? Submissions now closed.

  1. Download the individual credits that you wish to comment on and save them to your desktop or a local folder.
  2. Open the saved pdf in Adobe and complete the fields seeking feedback – this is an interactive form and enables you to type into the document
  3. Once complete, click the ‘Submit’ button in the upper right hand corner the pdf form.

Concrete Sourcing and Use

Steel Sourcing and Use

Materials Life Cycle Impacts

Responsible Sourcing of Construction Materials

Product Transparency and Sustainability

Reduction of Construction and Demolition Waste

 **The development of the Materials Life Cycle Impacts credit has happened in parallel to the development of all other Green Star - Design & As Built credits. For the complete background on its development, please see Discussion Paper 1, Discussion Paper 2 and their respective Feedback Reports.

What are credits, calculators and discussion papers?

  • Credits: each credit addresses a specific aspect or potential point of improvement for sustainable performance.
  • Calculators: an excel spreadsheet used to complete a required calculation within a credit.
  • Submission Template: a standard form that provides guidance for the information and documents that are required to demonstrate credit compliance. They are provided as an example of how the online form will be presented in the online rating tool.
  • Discussion paper: A summary of stakeholder feedback and input from external consultants that has guided changes to the credits.


For more information please contact Technical Manager - Rachael Lindup on the details below.