Best Practice Guidelines for PVC
This page contains the Best Practice Guidelines for PVC as well as the revised PVC credit which is applicable to all legacy rating tools.
Best Practices Guidelines for PVC and Supporting Documents
Auditor Verification Guidance - Provides the means by which auditors are to establish compliance of PVC products to the criteria of the Best Practice Guidelines for PVC in the Built Environment.
Stakeholder Feedback Report Revised PVC Credit - Includes feedback received during the public comment period of the Draft Revised PVC credit and the response to this feedback, including changes subsequently made to the credit.
Background and Outcomes of the PVC Minimisation Credit Review - Explains the development of the PVC credit.
Demonstrating Compliance with the Best Practice Guidelines for PVC
There are two ways in which project teams are able to demonstrate compliance with the Best Practice Guidelines for PVC. This replaces the previous advice on demonstrating compliance and is applicable from 1 August 2015.
1. Auditor Verification
Please refer to the Auditor Verification Guidance document above for information on this process.
2. Manufacturers' Declaration
A manufacturer or supplier product declaration may be used to demonstrate compliance with the Best Practice Guidelines for PVC. This declarations must state that the producer-specific and product performance-specific criteria of the Best Practice Guidelines for PVC have been met for a specific product.
The product declaration must be independently audited by either an accredited auditor registered by RABQSA or another equivalent national or international auditor accreditation system, or a JAS-ANZ (or equivalent) accredited certification body. A copy of the compliance certificate issued to the manufacturer/supplier by the auditor must be included in the Green Star submission along with a copy of the product declaration. This certificate must be valid for up to two years. These two items serve as the documentation required to establish compliance with the credit via the Product Declaration option.
If you are using this product declaration pathway to document compliance for legacy rating tools, please include a link to this page within your submission.
For an example of manufacturers declaration see: Two Examples of a Manufacturers Declaration
If you required advice on the application of these guidelines, please refer to the following organisations:
For all queries relating to piping
PIPA – Plastics Industry Pipe Association of Australia Limited
For all other queries relating to PVC products
Vinyl Council of Australia
(03) 9368 4856
Revised PVC Credit for Legacy Rating Tools
The Green Star 'PVC' credit was introduced into all Green Star rating tools on 7 April 2010 following the PVC Minimisation Credit Review.
All Green Star projects registered before 7 April 2010 have the option to use either the old Green Star 'PVC Minimisation' credit or the new Green Star 'PVC' credit. Any projects registered after 7 April 2010 must use the new Green Star 'PVC' credit.
In This Section
- Materials CategoryWed 26 Nov 2014
- Life Cycle Assessment in Green StarWed 18 Nov 2015
- Reporting Criteria for Construction & Demolition Waste CreditTue 22 Dec 2015
- Recognised Product Certification SchemesThu 11 Jun 2015
- Revised Timber CreditWed 26 Nov 2014
- Best Practice Guidelines for PVCTue 28 Jul 2015
- Revised Green Star Steel CreditWed 26 Nov 2014
- Revised Green Star Concrete CreditWed 26 Nov 2014
- Fitout CalculatorsFri 19 Dec 2014