Revised Green Star PVC Credit
The Green Star 'PVC' credit (Last updated May 2011)
The Green Star 'PVC' credit was introduced into all Green Star rating tools on 7th of April 2010 following the PVC Minimisation Credit Review.
All Green Star projects registered before 7th of 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 7th of April 2010 must use the new Green Star 'PVC' credit.
Credit Review Documentation
Literature Review and Best Practice Guidelines for the Life Cycle of PVC Building Products - Provides the conclusions of the PVC credit review. The Best Practice Guidelines for PVC in the Built Environment are provided in section 7.0 of this report.
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.
Establishing Compliance of PVC Products to the Credit Criteria
The Best Practice Guidelines for PVC in the Built Environment - Verification Guidance document was released on the 5th of October 2011. Before the release of this document compliance to the Best Practice Guidelines for PVC in the Built Environment was established through an Interim Manufacturer's Declaration. Until the 1st of March 2012 either a manufacturer's declaration or an independent auditor's assessment is acceptable evidence for compliance to the credit criteria. Following the 1st March 2012 only an independent auditor assessment will be accepted. This change will only influence projects registered after the 1st March 2012. Projects registered before the 1st March 2012 may continue to submit the manufacturers declaration as evidence of product compliance regardless of when the submission is made.
The declaration must be provided on an official company letterhead and signed by a company director. It must contain a statement that the product supply chain (i.e. pipe, conduit, flooring, resilient wall coverings or cable insulation) supplied to the project is compliant sections 7.1 to 7.3 of the 'Best Practice Guidelines for PVC in the Built Environment' as detailed in Section 7 of the Literature Review and Best Practice Guidelines for the Life Cycle of PVC Building Products document. The statement must also indicate that actions have been taken to ensure compliance with these requirements.
The manufacturer's declaration is an acceptable form of documentation to satisfy the credit criteria until the 1st March 2012.
For an example of manufacturers declaration see: Two Examples of a Manufacturers Declaration
In This Section
- Materials CategoryFri 2 Nov 2012
- Discussion Paper: Life Cycle Assessment in Green StarThu 23 Aug 2012
- Revised Green Star Concrete CreditTue 11 Sep 2012
- Fitout CalculatorsWed 19 Dec 2012
- Product Certification SchemesTue 23 Apr 2013
- Achieving points with Green Star Materials CalculatorsThu 26 Aug 2010
- Forest Certification SchemesFri 1 Feb 2013
- Revised Timber CreditTue 21 Feb 2012
- Revised Green Star PVC CreditThu 27 Oct 2011
- Revised Green Star Steel CreditMon 18 Jun 2012