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F-00141 - How many points are available in the 19B pathway (Life Cycle Impacts)?
Green Star - Design & As Built v1, v1.1 There 8 points available between the options in the 19B pathway (Life Cycle Impacts), however, only a maximum of 5 points can be awarded depending on the project’s specific conditions. The following options are included in this pathway: 19B.1 - Concrete; 19B.2 - Steel; and 19B.3 - Building Reuse   Green Star - Design & As Built v1.2, v1.3 There 8 points available between the options in the 19B pathway (Life Cycle Impacts), however, only a maximum of 5 points can be awarded depending on the project’s specific conditions. The following options are included in this pathway: 19B.1 - Concrete; 19B.2 - Steel; and 19B.3 - Building Reuse; and 19B.4 - Structural Timber  
Published on Fri, 17 Jan 2020
F-00138 - What values of light should be used in the Light Pollution to Neighbouring Bodies credit?
In the Light Pollution to Neighbouring Bodies criterion, Table 2.1 of AS 4282:1997 (Recommended maximum values of light technical parameters for the control of obtrusive light) the GBCA clarifies the following: 1) There is no Column 3C, 5A and 5B; 2) For Class 2 buildings (residential), the compliance is for columns 4 and 5 as per Table 2.1 of AS 4282:1997; 3) For Class 3 to 9 buildings (non-residential), the compliance is as per column 3 as per Table 2.1 of AS 4282:1997.
Published on Mon, 13 Jan 2020
F-00137 - Can the ISO standard 18504 can be used as a Best Practice Remediation strategy for Site Decontamination?
Yes, for the purposes of site decontamination in Green Star, the ISO standard 18504: Soil quality: Sustainable Remediation can be used an alternative to the current standard referenced in the submission guidelines: “A Framework for Assessing the Sustainability of Soil and Groundwater Remediation”. Please include a copy of this FAQ in your submission.
Published on Fri, 10 Jan 2020
F-00140 - Where are the VicRoads 'Cyclist Notes' referenced in Green Star- Railway Stations or Custom (MMRA)?
Projects that are targeting the Green Star- Custom (Melbourne Metro Rail Authority) or Green Star- Railway Stations credit criterion 21.4 Active Transport Facilities  may use the latest relevant Australian Standards in lieu of the VicRoads 'Cyclist Notes'. Documentation Requirements: Please provide the following in your submission: Evidence that secure bicycle storage for patrons and staff has been developed in line with AS 2890.3 (2015) - Bicycle Parking Facilities. If outdoors, evidence that well lit bicycle storage for patrons and staff has been developed in line with AS 1158 Lighting for Roads and Public Spaces (2015) or other compliance pathways within Green Star- Custom (Melbourne Metro Rail Authority) or Green Star- Railways. A copy of this response.    
Published on Fri, 10 Jan 2020
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
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