About Green Star for schools
The Green Building Council of Australia launched the Green Star environmental rating system for buildings in 2003.
Green Star, which is recognised as Australia's national environmental rating system, evaluates the green attributes of building projects based on a number of criteria, including energy and water efficiency, indoor environment quality and resource conservation.
The Green Star - Education v1 rating tool was released in 2008 to evaluate the environmental potential and integrated fitout of schools and universities, as well as to assess major refurbishments of existing facilities.
Green school building projects are awarded a Green Star rating based on accumulating credit points in nine environmental impact categories:
- Indoor Environment Quality
- Land Use & Ecology
The Green Star - Education v1 tool also assesses the building's potential as a green learning resource.
This tool can help schools and universities to reduce the environmental impact of their buildings, improve student outcomes and teacher morale, as well as achieve real cost savings.
Who can I contact?
For general queries about the Green Star - Education v1 rating tool, the certification process, project registration and eligibility email the Green Star team or phone (02) 8239 6200.
About the Green Building Council of Australia
The GBCA is Australia's leading authority on green building. The GBCA was established in 2002 to develop a sustainable property industry in Australia and drive the adoption of green building practices.
The GBCA has more than 750 member companies who work together to support the Council and its activities. The GBCA promotes green building programs, technologies, design practices and processes, and operates Australia's only national voluntary comprehensive environmental rating system for buildings - Green Star.