A streamlined certification process for buildings, communities and fitouts that share a standard design, common construction processes, and/or policies. It allows for common elements of a standard design or approach to be assessed before being included in individual submissions. This can significantly reduce the amount of documentation required and can create a more streamlined approach to Green Star certification.
A Volume approach is suitable when a standard design, common construction processes and/or policies are applied across multiple projects seeking Green Star certification, or you are seeking to establish a standard approach across multiple future projects.
A Volume approach can only be registered by an organisation that has ownership of a pipeline of fitouts, buildings or precincts, and will therefore be the project Applicant on all projects.
The Volume certification program is available to project applicants that are GBCA members at time of use. The project applicant must maintain GBCA membership to be eligible for Assessment under the Volume certification program.
The approach is suitable for use with the below Rating Tools:
Once the Common Credits assessment has been completed, and the Volume Support Document has been approved and issued for use, you will have 3 years to register projects under that Volume approach .
At this stage, the standard documentation will be submitted for assessment by one of our third-party Certified Assessors. Once the points awarded for the Common Credits have been finalised, the project team will be issued with a finalised Volume Support Document, which specifies the documentation requirements for approved Common Credits in the individual project submissions. The date on this document marks the start of the period under which individual projects can register (typically three years)
All projects seeking certification under the Volume approach will need to be registered separately. The project team will then collate the relevant documentation for each project, including:
1 in 5 projects will be audited. This will involve the project team submitting extra documentation for the Common Credits to ensure that the standardised approach is being delivered at the project level.
If you would like to explore Volume certification for your project contact please contact the Market Engagement Team