Railway Stations

Design & As Built: Railway Stations

Green Star – Railway Stations assesses the sustainability outcomes from the design to the construction of new railway station buildings or major refurbishments, across nine holistic impact categories.

Current version: Green Star – Railway Stations v1

Released: 12/04/19

Railway Stations that are subject to development approval under the Section J NCC 2019 must upgrade to the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Credit from the Green Star - Design & As Built v1.3 rating tool. 

Categories and credits

Management

Aims to encourage and reward the adoption of practices and processes that support best practice sustainability outcomes throughout the different phases of a project’s design, construction and ongoing operation.

Indoor environment quality (IEQ)

Aims to encourage and reward initiatives that enhance the comfort and well-being of occupants. The credits within this category address issues such as air quality, thermal comfort and acoustic comfort.

Energy

Aims to reward projects that are designed and constructed to reduce overall greenhouse emissions from operations by addressing energy demand reduction, use efficiency and generation from alternative sources.

Transport

Aims to reward projects that facilitate a reduction on the dependency of private car use as an important means of reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions, as well as to encourage the provision of alternative forms of transportation.

Water

Aims to encourage and reward initiatives that reduce the consumption of potable water through measures such as the incorporation of water efficient fixtures and building systems and water re-use.

Materials

Aims to address the consumption of resources for the project, by encouraging the selection of low-impact materials.

Land use and ecology

Aims to reduce the negative impacts on sites' ecological value as a result of urban development and reward projects that minimise harm and enhance the quality of local ecology.

Emissions

Aims to assess the environmental impacts of 'point source' pollution generated by projects and reduce their effects on the atmosphere, watercourse and native animals.

Innovation

Aims to recognise the implementation of innovative practices, processes and strategies that promote sustainability in the built environment.

Acknowledgements

We wish to thank everyone who contributed to the development of this rating tool.

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