Green Star – Design & As Built assesses the sustainability outcomes from the design and construction of new buildings or major refurbishments, across nine holistic impact categories. It encourages industry to create buildings that are not just green but healthy, livable, productive, resilient and sustainable.
The introduction of Design & As Built reflected an important shift in the way sustainable buildings are delivered. Not only is good design critical, but projects must follow through during construction to ensure the design intent is realized and construction is undertaken responsibly. Furthermore, projects must ensure their buildings are set for success in operations with appropriate handover, tuning and commissioning.
Current version: Green Star Buildings v1.
Expired: Green Star - Design & As Built v1.3.
Please note that registrations for Green Star - Design & As Built v1.3 closed in December 2021. This rating tool has been superseded by Green Star Buildings, Australia's leading rating tool for new buildings and major refurbishments. To register a project under Green Star Buildings or to upgrade a project to this tool, get in touch with our Market Engagement team.
Released: 10/9/19 (Green Star - Design & As Built v1.3 was released in response to the changes in Section J NCC 2019).
Note: Buildings that are subject to development approval under the Section J NCC 2019 must register or upgrade fully to Green Star - Design & As Built v1.3. Where buildings are subject to development approval under the Section J NCC 2016, registration is still eligible for Green Star - Design & As Built v1.2. Please note Design & As Built v1.2 will be closed for registrations from end of September 2020 unless they can prove they are subject to NCC2016.
Projects can submit for an optional Design Review Certification. This gives projects the confidence they are on the right track, as well as provides early feedback on what they are likely to achieve and what can be improved. It also provides an early opportunity to promote the green credentials of the project. The Design Review Certification will expire once the As Built Certification is achieved, or two years after practical completion. Projects with no intent to achieve an As Built certification cannot be awarded a Design Review Certification.
Projects using this rating tool must achieve an As Built Certification. This certifies completed buildings (up to 2 years after practical completion) and confirms that the finished product delivers sustainable outcomes, and that everything is in place to ensure the building can be operated as sustainably as possible.
Aims to encourage and reward the adoption of practices and processes that support best practice sustainability outcomes throughout the different phases of a project’s design, construction and ongoing operation.
Aims to encourage and reward initiatives that enhance the comfort and well-being of occupants. The credits within this category address issues such as air quality, thermal comfort and acoustic comfort.
Aims to reward projects that are designed and constructed to reduce overall greenhouse emissions from operations by addressing energy demand reduction, use efficiency and generation from alternative sources.
Aims to reward projects that facilitate a reduction on the dependency of private car use as an important means of reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions, as well as to encourage the provision of alternative forms of transportation.
Aims to encourage and reward initiatives that reduce the consumption of potable water through measures such as the incorporation of water efficient fixtures and building systems and water re-use.
Aims to address the consumption of resources for the project, by encouraging the selection of low-impact materials.
Aims to reduce the negative impacts on sites' ecological value as a result of urban development and reward projects that minimise harm and enhance the quality of local ecology.
Aims to assess the environmental impacts of 'point source' pollution generated by projects and reduce their effects on the atmosphere, watercourse and native animals.
Aims to recognise the implementation of innovative practices, processes and strategies that promote sustainability in the built environment..
Green Star – Design & As Built is a holistic rating tool for new buildings and major refurbishments. In response to industry feedback, we have created guidance to address the range of fitout scope delivery.Download fitout scope guidance
Green Star – Design & As Built is a holistic rating tool for new buildings and major refurbishments. In response to industry feedback, we have created guidance to assist it use on industrial buildings, such as warehousing.
For all projects registered under a previous version of Green Star – Design & As Built, search the Green Star Resources page to download all supporting resources required to complete your submission (a general overview of resources is provided on the Resources and Roles section of our website).
|Green Star – Design & As Built||Release date|
|Version Draft||April 2014|
While the rating tool will be updated from time to time, project teams are only required to adhere to the Submission Guidelines for the rating tool that their project is registered under. If the project team chooses, a later version can be used. Project teams are not subject to clarifications or amendments made as part of a revision unless registered for that rating tool version.
If a project is registered under a previous version of the Green Star – Design & As Built rating tool, the applicant may choose to formally update the version of the rating tool (for example, move from version 1.1 to 1.3), to achieve the project's certification. For additional details on this process, contact the Market Engagement team.
For more technical resources to support your submission for assessment visit the roles and resources overview page and the Green Star Resources portal.Go to the Green Star Resources portal