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FAQ F-00128
Are Science Based Targets considered innovative for initial certification in Green Star - Performance?

No, Science based targets are not considered innovative for validating an assets or an organisation greenhouse gas targets for the initial certification in Green Star - Performance. The GBCA does not recognize this initiative of validating target emissions as a method to reduce the emissions of the assets itself.

Should the project team wish to target this initiative for recertification, demonstrating that the assets or the organisation's GHG emissions are in line with the science based targets established since the initial certification, or where SBT are part of a larger initiative such as a Transition Plan, project teams are encouraged to contact the GBCA to further discuss. 

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This FAQ is related to the following Rating Tools, Categories or Credits:

  • Green Star - Performance v1 / Innovation
  • Green Star - Performance v1.1 / Innovation
  • Green Star - Performance 1.2.0 / Innovation


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