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Good Environmental Choice Australia

Good Environmental Choice Australia

Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) certification is applicable to furniture, flooring, assemblies, paints and cleaning products and contributes to the following Green Star credits:

 Current Green Star credits 

 Legacy rating tools credits

 Indoor Pollutants

Sustainable Products*

Furniture

Flooring

Assemblies

Material Calculators

Volatile Organic Compounds

Formaldehyde Minimisation

Reduced Exposure to Pollutants

Green Cleaning

 

Certification levels Flooring, Furniture and Assemblies

GECA Standards are recognised by the GBCA as follows:

  • GECA 28-2010 v2.1 - 'Furniture Fittings and Foam' - Level A GBCA recognition
  • GECA 50-2011 v2 - 'Carpets' - Level A GBCA recognition
  • GECA 25-2011 v2 - 'Floor Coverings' - Level A GBCA recognition
  • GECA 04-2011 v2 - 'Panel Boards' - Level A GBCA recognition
  • GECA 40-2008 v1.1 - 'Hard Surfacing' - Level A GBCA recognition
  • GECA 28-2006 Modified 2010 v2 - 'Furniture and Fittings' - Level B GBCA recognition

*Not all GECA product standards are eligible to achieve points under the Sustainable Products credit. Only the product standards listed above are recognised under Green Star.

Cleaning Products

Cleaning products certified to GECA CPv2.2-2012 are deemed to satisfy the Green Cleaning' credit for Green Star -Performance.

VOC

Adhesives and Sealants certified to the GECA standard "Adhesives, Fillers and Sealants, AFSv4.0-2014" are deemed to satisfy the requirements of the 'VOC' or 'Reduced Exposure to Pollutants' credits in legacy Green Star rating tools as well as the ‘Indoor Pollutants’ credit in Green Star – Design & As Built and Green Star – Interiors.

Furniture, flooring and paints certified to the following GECA standards are deemed to satisfy the requirements of the 'VOC' or 'Reduced Exposure to Pollutants' credits in Green Star rating tools.

  • GECA PCv2.2i-2012 - 'Paints and Coatings'
  • GECA 28-2010 v2 - 'Furniture and Fittings' and v2.1 'Furniture Fittings and Foam'
  • GECA 50-2011 v2 - 'Carpets'
  • GECA 25-2011 v2 - 'Floor Coverings'

Formaldehyde

Fitout items containing engineered wood products certified to GECA 28-2010 v2 - 'Furniture and Fittings' and v2.1 'Furniture Fittings and Foam', and GECA 04-2011 v2 - 'Panel Boards' are deemed to satisfy the requirements of the 'Formaldehyde Minimisation' or 'Reduced Exposure to Pollutants' credits in Green Star legacy rating tools as well as the ‘Indoor Pollutants’ credit in Green Star – Design & As Built and Green Star – Interiors.

Certification updates GECA 28-2006 Modified 2010 v1.1 and GECA 28-2010 v2 'Furniture and Fittings' have been superseded by newer versions. Products certified to these versions of the standard will continue to be rewarded until the expiry date of the certification.