Certification process

An overview of the process

Green Star certification is a formal process managed by Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), during which a building, fitout, or precinct is awarded a rating by an independent, third party assessor. It is a document based assessment, undertaken online.

GBCA operates a quality management system which complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 for the development, upkeep and delivery of Green Star Certification.

The process has the following phases (more detail can be found on the specific web pages):

Registration

Register your project with us to formally commit to the certification process. Only registered projects can say they are targeting a Green Star rating.

Assessment and Certification

Get familiar with the documentation needed to demonstrate that your building, fitout or community meets Green Star's sustainability benchmarks with our submission guidelines.

Submit your documentation to the GBCA for Green Star assessment.

Green Star submissions are reviewed by an independent panel of sustainable development experts and an overall score and star rating is assigned.

The process typically has two rounds of assessment:

Promote your certification!

A Green Star certified rating is awarded as a third-party verification of a project's sustainability. Certification gives you rights to use the Green Star certification trade mark.

Green Star Project Manager

Log on to your Green Star Project Manager to register a project, ask questions, submit for assessment, and track the progress of your project. Need extra help? We are always available to discuss your project.

Green Star Project Manager