At this stage only volume home builders are eligible for Green Star Homes. We encourage those not meeting the volume builder eligibility requirement to explore other options such as Passive House certification.
We understand that a volume builder may have a range of variations on a single product line. Please contact the Market Engagement team to discuss how Green Star Homes can be best applied in this circumstance.
No. Green Star Homes is a rating system and Certification Trademark owned and managed by the Green Building Council of Australia. Projects that claim to meet the requirements of Green Star but are not certified by the GBCA are potentially in breach of trademark law and may be accused of ‘greenwash’.
No. Green Star Homes is intended to certify homes once built. We will provide a Green Star Homes Designed assessment of the design, however you are contractually obliged to follow through to certification once the home isbuilt.
The first step is to register your product range with the GBCA. Registration formalises the arrangement with the GBCA for an assessment and certification to occur. Once registered, the GBCA can support your project through the certification process and answer questions about the application of Green Star on your project.
Registration is complete when the following has been done:
All technical and guidance documents provided by the GBCA to project teams can be found in the resources section on the website (please note you will need to be logged into the website to access this).
When registering your project with the GBCA, you will be allocated a Technical Coordinator from the GBCA team to act as the key contact with the GBCA through the process and help you navigate through to certification. You may also choose to call upon a Green Star Accredited Professional who can assist you in the process