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F-00189 - How can proejct teams target the DGNB ‘Integrated Public Art’ credit under 'Global Sustainability'?
There are 2 pathways available for project teams to target the credit ‘Integrated Public Art’ credit from the DGNB CORE 2014 rating tool under 'Global Sustainability'.   Pathway 1: DGNB certification The project has achieved this credit in an associated DGNB certification. Documentation Requirements: A copy of this response. A copy of the results from DGNB showing that this credit has been achieved.   Pathway 2: No DGNB certification...
Updated on Tue, 16 Feb 2021
F-00190 - Can projects target credit 25.1 Site Maintenance Procedures from Green Star - Performance under the Innovation category?
Yes. Projects pursuing a certification under Green Star - Design & As Built, Green Star - Railway Stations and Green Star - Interiors may target credit 25.1 Site Maintenance Procedures from Green Star - Performance v1.2 under the Global Sustainability credit. One (1) point is available where all compliance requirements for credit 25.1 Site Maintenance Procedures from the Green Star - Performance...
Published on Fri, 5 Feb 2021
F-00183 - How should project teams demonstrate compliance with the Light Pollution credit using the time clock methodology?
To demonstrate compliance with the credit criteria for the Light Pollution to Neighbouring Bodies and/or Light Pollution to Night Sky, projects using a time clock methodology must ensure that all the relevant building lights are commissioned to ensure that the lights are operating as designed. Evidence of commissioning must be submitted as part of the Green Star assessment.    For the purposes...
Published on Mon, 21 Dec 2020
F-00184 - Can project teams use alternative metrics to demonstrate compliance with flicker free LED lighting?
Yes. Project teams may use the following metrics for both analogue and digital forms of dimmable and non-dimmable LED lighting to demonstrate that LED fittings within the project are flicker-free.    Acceptable flicker metrics: Short Term Light Modulation (PstLM) <= 1.0 Stroboscopic Visibility Measure (SVM) <= 0.4   These metrics have been deemed appropriate at this time for residential and commercial office projects, with the understanding...
Published on Mon, 14 Dec 2020
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

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