Inside Green Star, 18th edition, March 2024

07 Mar 2024

Upcoming launches at TRANSFORM - 4 days to go!

At this year’s TRANSFORM we have two exciting launches coming – A Nature roadmap discussion paper and our new Practical guide for grid-optimised precincts. 

Stay tuned for the launches at TRANSFORM, and be sure to visit our electrification and nature pages to download your copy of the papers. 

Explore the rest of the TRANSFORM agenda

An update from the Green Star team

At the end of last year, we decided to start letting you in on what's going on behind the scenes of Green Star, and while it's a new year, that decision stands firm.

In the last two months we have continued to make improvements to ensure you feel supported and informed in your aim to gain certification - and that's all thanks to your continued, and valued feedback.

We have increased access to resources such as thought leadership papers and advocacy work, this can now be found in one place for your ease of use. Our team has updated its guidance and support for projects going through Green Star volume certification, and the much anticipated Business case for Green Star Buildings has been released - which will be followed by the business case for all new rating tools that go live in the coming year. 

Looking ahead, we want to lend a hand even further with more guidance documents and an increased number of assessors to boost turnaround times for assessment results - something we know you have been asking for. We had an influx of submissions over the past few months, and we are working hard to get through them all. It's great to see so many people putting better buildings for today and tomorrow, first - the Green Star team is so grateful for your patience. 

We wouldn't be able to do what we do without the people that support and use Green Star, so, on that note, if you are interested in becoming a Green Star Assessor, you can apply here. 

NEW Green Star Resources

Green Star Buildings: sector specific credit - Leasing for Healthy Tenancies

  • This is a credit for commercial projects where a large proportion of the building is being delivered as cold shell and recognises projects that put a process in place for delivering high quality fitouts.

Green Star Performance: sector specific credit - Waste Reduction - Industrial

  • This is a pathway for industrial assets to demonstrate waste reduction through tenant engagement.

Early Access Program launches for Apartments Pathway in Green Star Buildings

We're pleased to announce the launch of the Early Access Program for the Green Star Buildings – Apartments Pathway. Participants in the Early Access Program are working closely with the GBCA to help inform the direction of the pathway and to help shape other elements of our approach. 

Learn more about the pathway

New Green Star Buildings fact sheet for government

We’ve awarded Green Star certifications to over 320 government projects of all shapes and sizes, right around Australia. If you work for or with a government agency, our latest factsheet illustrates how Green Star Buildings can help you design and build a future ready community building that sets you on the path to decarbonization. 

Download your copy