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F-00106 - Do state and territory capital cities require verification as 'major cities'?
No. For the 18.2B Proximity to a Major City pathway, the following state & territory capital cities do not require project teams to provide verification of the major city designation against the current list of Major Cities from the most up to date publication from the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development & Cities: Adelaide Brisbane Canberra Darwin Hobart Melbourne Perth Sydney Project teams do however need to demonstrate they are within 5kms of the city CBD as required by the credit criterion.  A link to the publication for other Major Cities can be found here: https://infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure/pab/soac/index.aspx 
Published on Thu, 4 Apr 2019
F-00102 - Do jobs from each Type B industry sector need to be 50% or less of all local jobs available?
Yes. Industry sectors in the Type B category are considered separately. I.e. In order to demonstrate compliance with Credit 18.2A 'Diverse Local Employment', no more than 50% of all jobs in the local area can be be from a single Type B industry sector.  See submission guidelines for industry sector classifications.      . 
Published on Wed, 17 Apr 2019
F-00101 - Can a project use an organisational RAP to demonstrate compliance with the Innovation Challenge - RAP?
Yes, the Green Star project being rated can use an organisation Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to demonstrate compliance with the Innovation Challenge - Compliance requirements. The registered Green Star project must demonstrate a relationship to, and a role in delivering, the action items within the organisational RAP.  This is on the basis that the intent of the compliance requirement was to have the project deliver on and incorporate RAP actions at any stage of the RAP development or implementation. Initially, in the early stages of the innovation challenge, projects were the central platform to create organisational RAPs but since this has become more commonplace, each project now must show how it is incorporating the RAP on the project so as to meet the intent of the credit which is "take formalized steps to provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples." All documentation requirements as per the 'Reconciliation Action Plan' Innovation Challenge, however the project team should also demonstrate compliance with the noted comment in bold above. 
Published on Thu, 14 Mar 2019
F-00098 - How is the conditional requirement for the BASIX pathway calculated?
The Conditional Requirement (15C.0) for the BASIX Pathway is calculated as a 10% reduction relative to the maximum allowable aggregate heating and cooling energy for the project climate regions as per the BASIX thermal comfort compliance criteria. A graphical explanation has been attached to this FAQ. For example, if the BASIX energy target for a project in a climate region is 15, then the maximum allowable aggregate heating a cooling energy is 85 (or 100 - 15) a 10% reduction relative to the above would be 76.5 [or 85-(10% x 85)] the Conditional Requirement would be a 23.5% reduction (or 100 - 76.5)
Published on Thu, 7 Feb 2019
F-00096 - How do I get the Sustainable Transport Calculators to work?
The externally provided software the Transport Calculators rely on has recently changed to pay-per-use. As such the Sustainable Transport and Access by Public Transport Calculator outputs will only be available to project teams of registered Green Star Projects until further notice.  For registered Green Star projects, please submit a technical question (free of charge) through the Green Star Manager, and include the following: Green Star number Project Name Project Address (not geocode) Type of project. E.g. office, retail, etc. Number of occupants (for the Access by Public Transport Calculator only). State which Calculator is required: Sustainable Transport and/or Access by Public Transport Calculator. Results will be issued as a pdf for the Access by Public Transport calculator for use in the project submission. For Sustainable Transport, an excel calculator with project-specific reference mode share will be generated for use by the project team. All costs associated with running the transport calculators for registered projects will be absorbed by the GBCA.  Non-registered projects can still access these calculator outputs by submitting a technical question for up to four individual calculators. These technical questions will be charged at the standard rate of $200 (+GST).
Published on Mon, 4 Feb 2019
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