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F-00207 - Can my project mark 10.2 Surface Illuminance NA due to the specific requirements for lighting within retail fitouts?
Yes, retail projects may mark credit criterion 10.2 Surface Illuminance as 'Not Applicable' (NA) due to the specific requirements for lighting design within retail fitouts.   It is noted that the outcome targeted by the ‘Surface Illuminance’ criteria of the Lighting Comfort credit is not always relevant in retail spaces which focus on the lighting of product and creating visual interest. Documentation Requirements: Please...
Published on Mon, 19 Apr 2021
F-00205 - Can biogas be considered a renewable energy source?
While biogas in some instances can be considered a renewable energy source, it is not currently accepted under Green Star for the purposes of the Fuel Switching credit.  There are two reasons for this: A. If the biogas supply is being provided via another means other than the reticulated network, there is no clear mechanism to show that the gas supply...
Published on Fri, 16 Apr 2021
F-00203 - What does the GBCA define as appropriate electric vehicle charging infrastructure ?
The GBCA defines appropriate electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure as providing fast charging EV chargers i.e. AC or DC chargers for both staff and visitor parking provisions.  EV charging infrastructure should be provided for a minimum 5% of total car parking spaces, should comply with all relevant Standards and health and safety legislation, be easily accessible and be located undercover. It...
Published on Mon, 12 Apr 2021
F-00204 - What is typically included in the scope of a Green Star- Communities rating i.e. are buildings included?
The GBCA clarifies the following; A Green Star-Communities rating should address anything within the geographical boundary of the development as defined in the Masterplan and associated documents. This includes public spaces and infrastructure as well as any buildings. This approach should be applied consistently across all credits unless a credit explicitly states that building works may be excluded, or where the...
Published on Mon, 12 Apr 2021
F-00201 - Registering with Green Star Buildings
Are there any changes to the certification process for Green Star Buildings? The certification process for Green Star Buildings remains the same as previous rating tools. Green Star Buildings awards a Certified rating once the building has been built. An optional Designed assessment helps you promote your progress towards a rating to your tenants, future occupants, or other stakeholders. (See Green...
Published on Fri, 9 Apr 2021
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