23 Dec 2021
2020 saw our Future Focus program come to life with the launch of Green Star Buildings, the biggest overhaul of our sustainability rating system in 18 years. While the built environment responds to the challenges of climate change, our tools are being taken up by industry faster than ever before so it’s vital that we have the technology to support this uptake.
The digitisation of Green Star has been undertaken in partnership with Australian software developers and Microsoft partner, Build-Apps. Build-Apps have created a suite of applications that focus on the monitoring and reporting of data for the built environment, all within the Microsoft 365 platform. We partnered with Build-Apps for not only their extensive experience on the Microsoft platform but for their sustainability experience and understanding of Green Star.
Green Star Online is being delivered on Microsoft’s platform and leverages the Power Platform and Azure technologies. Microsoft’s platform is globally recognised for its exceptional reporting and data sharing capabilities. By working closely with Build-Apps and Microsoft we aim to develop a highly customisable platform that is scalable, future proofed and user friendly. Green Star Online aims to improve the customer experience of users progressing Green Star projects and streamline the service provided to members and project managers.
The first phase of our digital program saw the release of four online calculators that form part of the new Green Star Buildings tool. Since then, we have been busy developing a digital submission platform for Green Star Buildings. The submission platform can be used to demonstrate a project’s sustainability attributes and compliance with rating tool credits, the key features of the platform are:
2022 will see the platform continue to evolve with the addition of new functionality and the release of further Green Star tools on the platform. Further details of our digital roadmap will be provided in early 2022.
To access the submission platform for Green Star Buildings click here. All projects that are registered for Green Star Buildings will have access to the online platform. Users that would like to explore the platform can create a can create a demo project by clicking “Create Demo” here.