21 Oct 2021
In October 2020 we launched Green Star Buildings, our new rating tool for the design and construction of new buildings and major refurbishments. Green Star Buildings ensures the built environment delivers healthy, resilient and positive places for people and nature, whilst also responding to global megatrends and emerging challenges.
At the time of launch we announced a transition period: whereby applicants could register projects using either Green Star – Design & As Built, or Green Star Buildings. This transition period ends on 17 December 2021 and applicants will then no longer be able to begin registering their projects under Green Star – Design & As Built.
To avoid missing the cut-off date we recommend you begin registration as soon as possible, to ensure you can pay the invoice in time.
Up to the 17 December 2021:
To assist project teams develop their Green Star Buildings strategy, we have developed the following resources that can be downloaded from the Green Star resources portal:
The Green Star - Design & As Built to Green Star Buildings Gap Analysis tool helps you compare the credit criterion of an existing (or speculative) Green Star – Design & As Built project against the relative credits under Green Star Buildings. This tool can determine how the project would track if it was upgrade and help you align your Green Star – Design & As Built strategy with Green Star Buildings. Once the project has been benchmarked against both Green Star – Design & As Built and Green Star Buildings, the gap analysis tool can be used to develop a strategy of minimum expectations and points to target to achieve the desired rating. The Gap Analysis tool also provides a high level, one-page mapping of targeted credits to the corresponding implementation stages in Green Star Buildings (found within the Submission Guidelines).
The Green Star Buildings Submission planner has functionality to select the credits targeted, corresponding performance level, and insert comments. The planner now includes extra guidance on requirements for the Climate Positive Pathway and helps you map the anticipated Climate Positive Pathway to follow.
The Green Star – Design & As Built Greenhouse Gas Emissions calculator now includes a section under the 15E Modelled Pathway that compares modelling results achieved under this Pathway with the new Energy Use and Energy Source credits.
If you believe you can’t meet these deadlines with your current or upcoming registration, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are incredibly excited about the future of Green Star. More information is on its way on Green Star Buildings. In the meantime, should you need anything or have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time.