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F-00183 - How should project teams demonstrate compliance with the Light Pollution credit using the time clock methodology?
To demonstrate compliance with the credit criteria for the Light Pollution to Neighbouring Bodies and/or Light Pollution to Night Sky, projects using a time clock methodology must ensure that all the relevant building lights are commissioned to ensure that the lights are operating as designed. Evidence of commissioning must be submitted as part of the Green Star assessment.    For the purposes...
Published on Mon, 21 Dec 2020
F-00184 - Can project teams use alternative metrics to demonstrate compliance with flicker free LED lighting?
Yes. Project teams may use the following metrics for both analogue and digital forms of dimmable and non-dimmable LED lighting to demonstrate that LED fittings within the project are flicker-free.    Acceptable flicker metrics: Short Term Light Modulation (PstLM) <= 1.0 Stroboscopic Visibility Measure (SVM) <= 0.4   These metrics have been deemed appropriate at this time for residential and commercial office projects, with the understanding...
Published on Mon, 14 Dec 2020
F-00182 - Do buildings need to be included in the scope of the LCA in the Green Star- Communities rating tool?
Yes, as the precision and depth of LCA modelling for buildings is to be commensurate with the level of impact on the LCA results. The intent of the credit is to reward the reduction of the environmental impacts of construction materials for the site wide works over their life cycle. Projects should consider the lifecycle impacts associated with the buildings...
Published on Fri, 13 Nov 2020
F-00181 - How do I know what type of documentation is accepted for a Design Review rating?
We’ve developed a short guidance document for project teams on what level of documentation is acceptable for Design Review – Green Star Design & As Built and Green Star – Interiors. This Design Review Guidance provides answers to common questions asked by project teams. The Guidance - Submitting for Design Review document is freely available from the Resources page of our website. We hope you find...
Published on Fri, 13 Nov 2020
F-00179 - Is there an alternative pathway to demonstrate compliance with Walkscore?
Yes, project teams may target up to three (3) points to determine the points available for 'Walkable location' as an alternative to Walkscore, for the purposes of 17A-Sustainable Transport - Performance Pathway. To ensure that there is a diverse range of amenities available to the building occupants, amenities present around the project location must spread across the below eight categories: Grocery e.g....
Published on Fri, 2 Oct 2020

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