Green Star Performance Early Access Program

Consultation for the next iteration of Green star Performance has now closed and Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is excited to now launch the Early Access Program for Green Star Performance, the next Future Focus rating tool.

In March 2018, we announced Green Star Future Focus, a program that set out to revise Green Star to ensure the Australian built environment met the megatrends and issues facing the industry in the next decade. Green Star Performance aims to meet current and future demands on the built environment with aspirational benchmarks for operational performance and portfolio management. It also provides a pathway for building owners to address carbon emissions over time.

Participants in the Early Access Program will work closely with us to help inform the direction of Green Star Performance.

The Early Access Program aims to:

  • have project teams apply credit concepts on real projects to inform the development of rating tool
  • determine the cost implications
  • generate confidence in large-scale implementation and adoption of the rating tool and Green Star Online digital system

There may also be opportunities to test sector-specific approaches with appropriate participants.

Successful applicants will need to be able to provide the following:

  • public commitment: to certify under the new rating tool no more than 12 months after the release of the submission guidelines.
  • dedicated resource: A team ready to support the submission
  • participation fee (including registration and participation in the Early Access Program)

The program will accept three to five portfolios based on size and building typologies, and sector (Commercial, Retail, Industrial, and Built to Rent apartments or similar). 

The following are the proposed dates for the release of Green Star Performance:

Submission guidelines: 3rd quarter 2022
Registrations: 3rd quarter 2022
Online platform: 4th quarter 2022
Close of transition period: January 2024 (3 years from release)

If you are interested in applying for the Early Access Program for Green Star Performance, please contact Jamie Wallis at

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