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F-00236 - Are there standard TCo2 benchmarks that can be used to calculate upfront fitout emissions of a tenanted space?
Yes, in order to quantify the upfront fitout emissions of a tenanted space for the Green Star Buildings sector specific credit Upfront Fitout Emissions, project teams may use the following benchmarks for calculation.   Fitout type T CO2/m2 Retail Non Food 0.432 Retail Food 0.678 Office Fitout – A Grade 1.041   Project teams can adopt these benchmarks to demonstrate compliance with this credit without having to demonstrate a reduction in...
Published on Thu, 14 Oct 2021
F-00232 - For 9.1 Active Lifestyle, what other walking and cycling planning tools are available to use?
If project teams are unable to access the Walking and Cycling Planning Tools noted in the Guidance section of credit criterion 9.1 Active Lifestyle from Green Star - Communities, project teams may use the 'Walking and Cycling Program Guidelines 2019-20' issued by the NSW Road and Maritime Services to demonstrate compliance with the credit criterion. 
Published on Fri, 17 Sep 2021
F-00233 - For the 'High Performance Site Offices' Innovation Challenge, can I use alternative insulation values for site sheds?
For the purposes of the 'High Performance Site Offices' Innovation Challenge, project teams can target the thermal comfort credit criteria within the checklist by implementing R3.8 insulation in the roof and R2.8 in the walls of temporary site facilities. Please include a copy of this response in your submission.
Published on Fri, 17 Sep 2021
F-00229 - Do projects only have to demonstrate compliance with one of the pathways under 18B.5 Fire Protection System Test Water?
Yes. The GBCA clarifies that the wording as per Design & As Built v1.3 is correct and that project teams may target one (1) point under 18B.5 Fire Protection System Test Water by demonstrating that one of the following conditions is met: The fire protection system does not expel water for testing; The fire protection system includes temporary storage for 80% of the routine fire...
Published on Fri, 17 Sep 2021
F-00230 - Can a project target the pathway 16C under 16 Peak Electricity Demand in Green Star - Performance v1.2?
Yes, a project may target pathway 16C under credit 16 Peak Electricity Demand from Green Star - Performance v1.2 by using the 50kVA benchmark on the condition that : The project is a commercial building and The scope of electricity is a base building.    Documentation Requirements: Please provide the following in your submission: Documentation requirements as per the submission guidelines; A copy of this response.  
Published on Tue, 31 Aug 2021

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