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F-00134 - Can the GHG credit from Design & As Built v1.3 be used by projects registered under the previous rating tools?
No, Projects registered under the Green Star - Design & As Built  v1, Green Star - Design & As Built  v1.1 or Green Star - Design & As Built  v1.2  cannot target the new credit criterion from Green Star - Design & As Built v1.3. Where a registered Green Star project is required to be certified under NCC 2019 or would like to target the Greenhouse gas credit from the Green Star - Design & As Built v1.3 rating tool, the applicant must upgrade the registered project from its current version to Green Star - Design & As Built  v1.3. Projects certifying to the 2016 version of NCC Section J are not generally not eligible to use Green Star - Design & As Built  v1.3. For further information on Green Star - Design & As Built v1.3, please refer to the GBCA webinar "What's New in Green Star - Design & As Built and Interiors v1.3.
Published on Wed, 11 Sep 2019
F-00132 - Can credit 22.Digital Infrastructure be claimed as Innovation under Global Sustainability?
Yes, conditionally. The Green Star - Communities credit 22 Digital Infrastructure may be claimed as Innovation under Global Sustainability on the condition that the digital infrastructure initiative demonstrates a significant community impact.  This significant community impact is to be in line with the aim of the credit in Green Star - Communities, which is to better enable the connection of individuals with other people, goods, services, and information.  Digital infrastructure initiatives that are limited to the boundary and immediate area outside of commercial and residential buildings are deemed standard industry practice, and are not accepted as part of the innovation claim.  If the project team would like to confirm their approach, a free-of-charge technical question may be submitted to the GBCA for review.  
Published on Fri, 23 Aug 2019
F-00133 - Can taps dedicated for cleaning and facility management be excluded from the Green Star - potable water credit?
Yes, for the purposes of the Potable water credit, the following fixtures and fittings may be excluded, as the water consumption will not be altered significantly by reducing the water flow:  Bath taps, laboratory taps, and taps dedicated to cleaning and facility management. Kitchen or café tap ware, where the primary use is for pot fill and container filling. Kitchen/ Café Chilled, Boiling and Sparkling tap ware which are used to fill cups. Please include a copy of this response in your submission.
Published on Tue, 17 Sep 2019
F-00128 - Are Science Based Targets considered innovative for initial certification in Green Star - Performance?
No, Science based targets are not considered innovative for validating an assets or an organisation greenhouse gas targets for the initial certification in Green Star - Performance. The GBCA does not recognize this initiative of validating target emissions as a method to reduce the emissions of the assets itself. Should the project team wish to target this initiative for recertification, demonstrating that the assets or the organisation's GHG emissions are in line with the science based targets established since the initial certification, or where SBT are part of a larger initiative such as a Transition Plan, project teams are encouraged to contact the GBCA to further discuss. 
Published on Tue, 24 Sep 2019
F-00126 - Minor amendment to the reverberation credit in Green Star - Design & As Built v1.2 and Green Star - Interiors v1.2
For projects registered under the Green Star - Design & As Built v1.2 and Green Star - Interiors v1.2 rating tool, for the credit criteria 10.2 Reverberation in Design & As Built v1.2 and 9.2 Reverberation in Interiors v1.2: Where the submission guidelines make reference to note 3 of Table 1 AS/NZS 2107:2016, the GBCA clarifies that this is a minor discrepancy in the submission guidelines. The reference should be made to note 1 of Table 1 AS/NZS 2107:2016 in both the Green Star - Design & As Built v1.2 and Green Star - Interiors v1.2 rating tool.  Please include a copy of this response in your submission.
Published on Fri, 16 Aug 2019
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