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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-00178 - Can project teams use the Market-Based Method when targeting off-site renewables in the GHG credit?
Yes. Project teams using a Market-Based Method approach in line with the 'GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance' amendment of the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard to account for the purchase of 100% off-site renewable energy may claim 100% off-site renewables in the Greenhouse Gas Emissions credit in Green Star - Design & As Built, Green Star - Interiors and Green Star -...
Published on Tue, 20 Oct 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
F-00177 - Do all LED lights need a driver with 12 bit or greater resolution if dimming controls are not being installed?
No. Projects may install LEDs with a driver that has a resolution lower than 12-bits on the following conditions; Projects demonstrate that the installed driver is adequately sized for the LEDs installed to be flicker free and evidence that the lighting has no dimming controls. In speculative or cold shell projects, a formal commitment should be provided from the tenants that 12-bit...
Published on Mon, 28 Sep 2020
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