Why use Green Star?

The benefits of Green Star certification

Green Star is Australia's trusted mark of quality for the design, construction and operations of sustainable buildings, fitouts and communities. The rating tool, certification and evolution of the tool is informed by the following ten principles:

  1. Green Star is holistic. 
  2. Green Star is targeted. 
  3. Green Star is outcomes focused. 
  4. Green Star is industry developed and adopted. 
  5. Green Star reflects best practice
  6. Green Star is robust. 
  7. Green Star is transparent. 
  8. Green Star is verifiable. 
  9. Green Star promotes innovation.
  10. Green Star celebrates achievement.

Green Star’s many benefits are applicable to most building projects, including:

  • lower operating costs
  • higher return on investment
  • attract and retain tenants
  • enhanced marketability
  • productivity benefits
  • reduced liability and risk
  • healthier places to live and work
  • demonstration of Corporate Social Responsibility
  • future-proofed assets
  • competitive advantage

On average, Green Star rated new buildings produce 55% less greenhouse gas emissions than standard practice new buildings. New Green Star buildings also use an average of 66% less electricity, 51% less water and send 96% less waste to landfill during construction than standard practice.

See the Green Star In focus page for up to date information on why you would use Green Star