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Green Star FAQs

FAQ F-00307
Are Savanna burning offsets accepted as a Nature Based Solutions for the purposes of Green Star?


Savanna Burning Offsets (Emissions reductions offsets) are accepted as a nature based solutions for the purposes of Green Star Buildings v1 only.

For all other Future Focus Rating tools under Green Star, only carbon removal offsets are accepted as nature based solutions. Future versions of Green Star Buildings will not allow Savana Burning Offsets. 

Rating Tools

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

  • Green Star Buildings v1.0 / Positive / 24 Other Carbon Emissions
  • Green Star Buildings v1.0 / Positive / 21 Upfront Carbon Emissions


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