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Green Star FAQs


FAQ F-00158
Are there alternative compliance requirements for the Green Star Accredited Professional (GSAP) credit?

Yes, the following alternative Compliance Requirements can be used. When used, it must be applied holistically for 1.1 Accredited Professional.

1. GSAP engagement from Green Star registration, or within one month following (rather than from schematic design);

2. GSAP certificate validity from Green Star registration to construction completion; and

3. GSAP involvement. To demonstrate GSAP involvement there must be at least one GSAP that:

- is part of the team delivering the Green Star certification from registration to completion;

- is listed as a ‘Project Contact’ for the purpose of communication with GBCA; and

- Provides advice, guidance and support from project registration through to certification, by:

- ensuring the project team has access to the information covering Green Star principles, structure, timing and process including:

      • Eligibility;
      • Environmental Categories
      • Points allocation and scores;
      • Documentation and Compliance Requirements;
      • Technical Questions;
      • Certification process; and
      • Green Star branding and marketing rules.

- deliver at least one workshop addressing the topics above; OR the GSAP plans the Green Star submission and targets with the project team using the Submission Planner, Submission Guidelines and/or other relevant information;

- participating in meetings/workshops with the design and construction team; Note: the GSAP does not need to attend all design and construction meetings. However, if the GSAP does not attend they are responsible for reviewing the meeting minutes to ensure appropriate Green Star advice, guidance and support is provided, to support the Green Star certification process.

- reviewing all documentation for compliance; and

- be responsible for the preparation and execution of the Green Star submission(s) for certification.

 

The GSAP involvement tasks outlined above may be carried out by more than one GSAP. The GSAP role can be shared by multiple professionals involved in the project. This is acceptable as long as each GSAP individually meets the requirements above (apart from the workshop requirement) and this role has been fulfilled continually from registration to practical completion.

 

Documentation Requirements - Design Review:

  • Submission Template
  • GSAP certificate(s)
  • Letter of appointment of a GSAP from Green Star registration, or within one month following, with scope of works:
    • as per Compliance Requirements OR
    • as per the above GSAP involvement.
  • Sample minutes or other written correspondence of the GSAP with the design team, addressing the GSAP involvement.
  • Letter from the client confirming the GSAP satisfactorily fulfilled their engagement responsibilities as per the scope of works.

 

Documentation Requirements - As Built:

  • Submission Template
  • GSAP certificate(s)
  • Letter of appointment of a GSAP from Green Star registration, or within one month following, with scope of works:
    • as per Compliance Requirements OR
    • as per the above GSAP involvement.
  • Sample minutes or other written correspondence of the GSAP with the design and construction team, addressing the GSAP involvement.
  • Letter from the client confirming the GSAP satisfactorily fulfilled their engagement responsibilities as per the scope of works.




Rating Tools

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

  • Green Star - Design & As Built v1 / Management / 1 Green Star Accredited Professional - Accredited Professional
  • Green Star - Design & As Built v1.1 / Management / 1 Green Star Accredited Professional - Accredited Professional
  • Green Star - Design & As Built v1.2 / Management / 1 Green Star Accredited Professional - Accredited Professional
  • Green Star - Design & As Built v1.3 / Management / 1 Green Star Accredited Professional
  • Green Star - Interiors v1 / Management / 1 Green Star Accredited Professional - Accredited Professional
  • Green Star - Interiors v1.1 / Management / 1 Green Star Accredited Professional - Accredited Professional
  • Green Star - Interiors v1.2 / Management / 1 Green Star Accredited Professional - Accredited Professional
  • Green Star - Interiors v1.3 / Management / 1 Green Star Accredited Professional
  • Green Star - Interiors PILOT / Management / 1 Green Star Accredited Professional


Disclaimer

These FAQs are:

  • provided as additional technical assistance for Green Star users.
  • optional and free to use on Green Star projects.

When used on Green Star projects, make sure to:
  • state the FAQ number on the Submission Template.
  • click on "Download" to save the FAQ.
  • include the PDF in the submission.

The GBCA reserves the right to add or remove FAQ at our discretion.





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