Green Star FAQs
Can indoor plants be excluded in tertiary spaces and other functional areas?
Yes. For the purposes of “Indoor Plants” credit criteria (12.3) tertiary areas and certain other functional spaces may be excluded.
Functional spaces can be considered as primary and secondary spaces in the nominated area that are not accessible to the plant maintenance contractor. These are areas where security access is unavailable and the enclosed space is greater than 25m2.
In the instance where there are areas excluded, the overall total requirement of planting will not be reduced. Planting provisions to be presented in tabular form in the submission to demonstrate how the functional areas have been included in the total planting soil area requirements for the tenancy. Project teams should submit marked-up as-built drawings showing the nominated area used for "Indoor Plants” credit criteria (12.3). Any other spaces excluded due to functional reasons should be indicated on these drawings and a reason needs to be included in the submission as to why they have been excluded.
This FAQ is related to the following Rating Tools, Categories or Credits:
- Green Star - Interiors v1 / Indoor Environment Quality / 12.3 Indoor Pollutants - Indoor Plants
- Green Star - Interiors v1.1 / Indoor Environment Quality / 12.3 Indoor Pollutants - Indoor Plants
- Green Star - Interiors v1.2 / Indoor Environment Quality / 12.3 Indoor Pollutants - Indoor Plants
- Green Star - Interiors v1.3 / Indoor Environment Quality / 12.3 Indoor Plants
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