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FAQ F-00236
Are there standard TCo2 benchmarks that can be used to calculate upfront fitout emissions of a tenanted space?

Yes, in order to quantify the upfront fitout emissions of a tenanted space for the Green Star Buildings sector specific credit Upfront Fitout Emissions, project teams may use the following benchmarks for calculation.


Fitout type

T CO2/m2

Retail Non Food


Retail Food


Office Fitout – A Grade



Project teams can adopt these benchmarks to demonstrate compliance with this credit without having to demonstrate a reduction in upfront emissions. 


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  • Green Star - Buildings v1 / Positive / 0.SSC.03 Upfront Fitout Emissions


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