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For a project to be assessed and certified it needs to first be registered, which involves providing us with the project details, agreeing to the Certification Agreement, and paying the Certification Fee.

Once the project is formally registered and the rating tool is confirmed, you can engage with a Technical Coordinator about your project and also publicly communicate (in line with Marketing rules) that you are aiming for Green Star Certification.

1. Decide which tool to use and ensure your project is eligible

Choose which tool is right for you by reading the rating tools section of this website. If in doubt, contact the Market Engagement team for advice.

Check that your project is eligible. See our Eligibility Criteria page.

It is your responsibility to ensure your project is eligible. If in doubt, you can submit a formal eligibility request to the Market Engagement team. 

Please note you will be required to confirm your project is eligible before executing the Certification Agreement.

2. Enter the project details and agree to the Certification Agreement online 

Registration is an online process. Before registering projects, you should have the following information available: 

  • Details of the project applying for certification (project name, address, size, practical completion date, proposed submission date). 
  • Details of the applicant company and applicant contact (ACN, name, address, phone number, email address). 
  • Details of the project contact (name, phone number, email address).
  • Details of the marketing contact from the applicant company. e.g. marketing/communications manager (name, email, phone number). 

Your next steps are:

Recent updates to Certification Agreement:

GBCA has made some amendments to the Certification Agreement. The main amendments are as follows:

  • A list of Data Objectives are included at Annexure A of the Certification Agreement to ensure that applicants understand how we will use and disclose their data; 
  • An undertaking has been included to ensure that all parties will comply with all relevant laws, including the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); 
  • Refinement of our statement on Intellectual Property Rights, without detracting from Applicants’ IP rights, to ensure we have the necessary IP permissions to pursue our objectives; and 
  • Refinement of the definition of Confidential Information to ensure it does not include information in the public domain or deidentified information;
  • Inclusion of GBCA’s revised Green Star trade marks.

Please note the Certification Agreement has been developed in consultation with industry and its terms are not negotiable. Please see the FAQs on the Certification Agreement for more information. 

How to complete the online registration form 

First, log on to the Green Star Project Manager.

If you are an Applicant contact:
Complete the online registration form. At the end you will be asked to accept the terms of the Certification Agreement.

If you are an Applicant agent:
Start completing the online registration form. Once you get to the section “Step 5: Agreement”, you will need to show us you have authority from the Applicant. To do this, click on “Request authority” which will trigger an email to the Applicant contact directing the contact to log in to our website and click the link to provide us with the authority needed. Once this has been done, you will be notified via email, and will then be able to accept the terms of the Certification Agreement.

3. Pay the Certification Fee to complete the registration

Once you have accepted the terms of the Certification Agreement online, you will be emailed an invoice for the Certification Fee. Payment is due within 28 days unless prior arrangements have been made with us.

Once this fee is paid, the project is formally registered and you will receive a formal email confirmation, with a Green Star Number and advice on next steps.

Green Star Buildings: Important dates for the Climate Positive Pathway requirements

In October 2020, we launched Green Star Buildings, our new rating tool for the design and construction of new buildings and major refurbishments. Green Star Buildings ensures the built environment delivers healthy, resilient and positive places for people and nature, whilst also responding to global megatrends and emerging challenges. 

Green Star Buildings aims to drive all buildings in Australia to be fossil fuel free, highly efficient, powered by renewables, built with low upfront carbon emissions, and offset with nature by 2030. 

To drive this change forward, the Climate Positive Pathway (CPP) was introduced into Green Star Buildings as a series of Minimum Expectations. These expectations change over time.

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