Green Star™ - Design and As Built v1

 

INDOOR ENVIRONMENT QUALITY

Credit 9: Indoor Air Quality

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it contributes to high quality air to occupants. Maximum of four points are available where the following criteria are met: ventilation system attributes, provision of outdoor air and exhaust or elimination of pollutants.

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Credit 9 Note-1: Indoor Air Quality

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it contributes to high quality air to occupants. Maximum of four points are available where the following criteria are met: ventilation system attributes, provision of outdoor air and exhaust or elimination of pollutants.

Product may assist individually or in combination with other products in providing high quality outside air.

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4

Credit 10: Acoustic Comfort

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it contributes to providing appropriate and comfortable acoustic conditions for occupants. Maximum of three points are available where the internal noise levels, reverberation or acoustic separation in the nominated area meet the requirements.

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3

Credit 10 Note-1: Acoustic Comfort

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it contributes to providing appropriate and comfortable acoustic conditions for occupants. Maximum of three points are available where the internal noise levels, reverberation or acoustic separation in the nominated area meet the requirements.

Product may assist individually or in combination with other products in providing high quality acoustic comfort

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3

Credit 11: Lighting Comfort

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it contributes to a high degree of lighting comfort to users. The conditional requirement is met where lights are flicker free and accurately address the perception of colour in the space. Maximum of three points are available where the illuminance and glare reduction, surface illuminance and localized lighting control in the nominated areas meet the requirements.

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Credit 11 Note-1: Lighting Comfort

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it contributes to a high degree of lighting comfort to users. The conditional requirement is met where lights are flicker free and accurately address the perception of colour in the space. Maximum of three points are available where the illuminance and glare reduction, surface illuminance and localized lighting control in the nominated areas meet the requirements.

Product may assist individually or in combination with other products in providing high degree of lighting comfort

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3

Credit 12: Visual Comfort

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it contributes to a high level of visual comfort to building occupants. The conditional requirements is met where the glare is reduced through a combination of blinds, screens, fixed devices or other means. Maximum of three points are available where 40% or 60% of the nominated area receives high levels of daylight or 60% of the nominated area has a clear line of sight to a high quality internal or external view.  

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3

Credit 12 Note-1: Visual Comfort

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it contributes to a high level of visual comfort to building occupants. The conditional requirement is met where the glare is reduced through a combination of blinds, screens, fixed devices or other means. Maximum of three points are available where 40% or 60% of the nominated area receives high levels of daylight or 60% of the nominated area has a clear line of sight to a high quality internal or external view.

Product may assist individually or in combination with other products in providing high degree of visual comfort

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3

Credit 13:Indoor Pollutants: Paints, adhesives, sealants and carpets

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it helps to safeguard occupant health through the reduction in internal air pollutants levels. One point is available where at least 95% of all internally applied paints, adhesives, sealants and carpets meet stipulated “total VOC limits” or no paints, adhesives, sealants or carpets are used in the building. 

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Credit 13 Note-1:Indoor Pollutants: Paints, adhesives, sealants and carpets

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it helps to safeguard occupant health through the reduction in internal air pollutants levels. One point is available where at least 95% of all internally applied paints, adhesives, sealants and carpets meet stipulated “total VOC limits” or no paints, adhesives, sealants or carpets are used in the building.

Product may eliminate the need for a painted surface and adhesives/sealants, or offer an alternative of carpets to obtain the credits.

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1

Credit 13: Indoor Pollutants: Engineered wood products

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it helps to safeguard occupant health through the reduction in internal air pollutants levels. One point is available where at least 95% of all engineered wood products meet stipulated formaldehyde limits or no new engineered wood products are used in the building

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Credit 13 Note-1: Indoor Pollutants: Engineered wood products

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it helps to safeguard occupant health through the reduction in internal air pollutants levels. One point is available where at least 95% of all engineered wood products meet stipulated formaldehyde limits or no new engineered wood products are used in the building

Product may offer an alternative of composite wood products to obtain the credits.

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1

Credit 14: Thermal Comfort

Product is likely to assist in project obtaining credits as it contributes to high levels of thermal comfort. One point is available where a high degree of thermal comfort is provided to occupants in the space equivalent to 80% of all occupants being satisfied in the space, and two points are available where 90% of all occupants being satisfied.

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Credit 14 Note-1: Thermal Comfort

Product is likely to assist in project obtaining credits as it contributes to high levels of thermal comfort. One point is available where a high degree of thermal comfort is provided to occupants in the space equivalent to 80% of all occupants being satisfied in the space, and two points are available where 90% of all occupants being satisfied.

Product may assist individually or in combination with other products in providing high degree of thermal comfort

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2

 

ENERGY

Credit 15: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it helps to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the use of energy in building operations. Up to 20 points are available where four alternative methods can demonstrate reduction in building greenhouse gas emissions.

 

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20

Credit 15 Note-1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it helps to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the use of energy in building operations. Up to 20 points are available where four alternative methods can demonstrate reduction in building greenhouse gas emissions.

Product may assist individually or in combination with other products in providing lighting controls, energy efficient electrical equipment, plug load control, or efficient HVAC equipment etc.

Points Available

20

Credit 16: Peak Electricity Demand Reduction

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits at it contributes to the reduction of peak demand load on the electricity network infrastructure. Up to 2 points are available where 20% or 30% of peak electricity demand has been reduced or 1 out of 2 points is available where the use of on-site electricity generation systems reduces the total peak electricity demand by at least 15%.

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2

Credit 16 Note-1: Peak Electricity Demand Reduction

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits at it contributes to the reduction of peak demand load on the electricity network infrastructure. Up to 2 points are available where 20% or 30% of peak electricity demand has been reduced or 1 out of 2 points is available where the use of on-site electricity generation systems reduces the total peak electricity demand by at least 15%.

Product may assist individually or in combination with other products in reducing peak electricity demand.

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2

TRANSPORT

Credit 17 B.4: Active Transport Facility

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credit points as it assists in the provision of facilities that promotes the use of alternative modes of transport of lieu of the use of private cars. Credit points are achieved where bicycle parking and associated facilities are provided to regular occupants and visitors.

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Credit 17 B.4 Note-1: Active Transport Facility

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credit points as it assists in the provision of facilities that promotes the use of alternative modes of transport of lieu of the use of private cars. Credit points are achieved where bicycle parking and associated facilities are provided to regular occupants and visitors.

Product may assist individually or in combination with other products in providing secure bicycle storage, secure locker, shower, changing facilities, electric vehicle, charging facilities etc.

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1

 

WATER

Credit 18: Potable Water

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credit points by reducing potable water consumption in operations. Credit points are achieved based on the predicted reduction of water consumption compared with a reference building or the building’s portable water consumption has been reduced through best practice water saving design features.

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Credit 18 Note-1: Potable Water

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credit points by reducing potable water consumption in operations. Credit points are achieved based on the predicted reduction of water consumption compared with a reference building or the building’s portable water consumption has been reduced through best practice water saving design features.

Product may contribute as an individual component, in combination with other suitable components, in meeting the requirements for water-efficient sanitary fixture, heat rejection, fire system and landscape irrigation etc.

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12

 

MATERIALS

Credit 20.1: Responsible Building Materials – Steel

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credit points as it is responsibly sourced or have a sustainable supply chain. One point is available where 95% of the building’s steel is sourced from a responsible steel maker and at least 60% of the fabricated structural steelwork is supplied by a steel fabricator/steel contractor accredited to Environmental Sustainability Charter of the Australian Steel Institute (ASI) for steel framed building, or at least 60% (by mass) of all reinforcing bar and mesh is produced using energy-reducing processed in its manufacture (measured by average mass by steel maker annually)

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Credit 20.2: Responsible Building Materials – Timber

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credit points as it is responsibly sourced or have a sustainable supply chain. One point is available where at least 95% (by cost) of all timber used in the building and construction work is either certified by a forest certification scheme that meets GBCA’s ‘Essential’ criteria for forest certification or is from a reused source.

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Credit 20.2 Note-1: Responsible Building Materials – Timber

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credit points as it is responsibly sourced or have a sustainable supply chain. One point is available where at least 95% (by cost) of all timber used in the building and construction work is either certified by a forest certification scheme that meets GBCA’s ‘Essential’ criteria for forest certification or is from a reused source.

Product may assist a project in obtaining this credit as it provides an alternative to the use of timber, thereby minimising the value required in timber to meet the 50% or 95% certified fraction, provided that timber stills represents greater than 0.1% of the projects contract value.

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1

Credit 20.3: Responsible Building Materials – Cables, pipes, floors and blinds

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credit points as it is responsibly sourced or have a sustainable supply chain. One point is available where 90% (by cost) of all cables, pipes, flooring and blinds in a project either do not contain PVC and have an Environmental Product Declaration or meet Best Practice Guideline of PVC.

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Credit 21: Sustainable Products

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credit points as it contributes to sustainability and transparency in product specification. Up to three points are available when products meet one of the following initiatives: reused, recycled, Environmental Product Declaration, Third-Party Certification or Stewardship Programs.

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3

LAND USE AND ECOLOGY

Credit 23: Ecological Value

Product may assist a project obtaining credits, in combination with other appropriate systems, by maintaining or improving the ecological value of a development site beyond its existing state. Points are determined using the Green Star® v1 Change-in-Ecology Calculator.

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3

Credit 25: Heat Island Effect

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credit point as it contributes to the reduction of heat island effect. One point is available if at least 75% of the total project site area comprises building or landscaping elements that reduce the impact of heat island effect.

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Credit 25 Note-1: Heat Island Effect

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credit point as it contributes to the reduction of heat island effect. One point is available if at least 75% of the total project site area comprises building or landscaping elements that reduce the impact of heat island effect.

Product may contribute as an individual component, in combination with other suitable components, providing vegetation, solar energy system or open-grid pavement system.

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1

 

EMISSIONS

Credit 26: Stormwater

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it helps to minimise peak storm water outflows from the site and reduce pollutants entering the public sewer infrastructure. Up to two points are available where the post-development peak event discharge from the site does not exceed the pre-development peak event discharge and all stormwater discharge from site meets specified pollution reduction targets.  

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Credit 26 Note-1: Stormwater

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it helps to minimise peak storm water outflows from the site and reduce pollutants entering the public sewer infrastructure. Up to two points are available where the post-development peak event discharge from the site does not exceed the pre-development peak event discharge and all stormwater discharge from site meets specified pollution reduction targets.

Product may contribute as an individual component, in combination with other suitable components, in facilitation of reducing stormwater discharge or pollution.  

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2

Credit 27: Light Pollution

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credit point as it can help to minimise light pollution into the night sky. One point is awarded where the project complies with AS 4282 “Control of the Obtrusive Effects of Outdoor Lighting” and a specified reduction in light pollution has been achieved.

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Credit 27 Note-1: Light Pollution

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credit point as it can help to minimise light pollution into the night sky. One point is awarded where the project complies with AS 4282 “Control of the Obtrusive Effects of Outdoor Lighting” and a specified reduction in light pollution has been achieved.

Product may contribute as an individual component, in combination with other suitable components, in providing control of upward light out ratio or control of direct luminance.  

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Credit 28: Microbial Control

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining the credit as it helps to minimise the impact associated with harmful microbes in building cooling system. One point is awarded where the building is naturally ventilated or has waterless heat-rejection systems or has water-based heat rejection systems that includes measures for Legionella control and risk management.

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Credit 28 Note-1: Microbial Control

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining the credit as it helps to minimise the impact associated with harmful microbes in building cooling system. One point is awarded where the building is naturally ventilated or has waterless heat-rejection systems or has water-based heat rejection systems that includes measures for Legionella control and risk management.

Product may contribute as an individual component, in combination with other suitable components, in providing waterless heat-rejection systems or measures for legionella control and risk management.

Points Available

1

Credit 29: Refrigerant Impacts

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining the credit as it helps to minimise the environmental impact of refrigerant equipment. One point is awarded where the refrigerants meet the prescribed criteria.

Points Available

1

Credit 29 Note-1: Refrigerant Impacts

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining the credit as it helps to minimise the environmental impact of refrigerant equipment. One point is awarded where the refrigerants meet the prescribed criteria.

Product may contribute as an individual component, in combination with other suitable components, in providing less environmental impact of refrigerant, or leak detection system or replacement of refrigerants.  

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INNOVATION

Credit 30: Innovation

Product is likely to assist in a project being innovative in sustainable design, process or advocacy. Up to 10 points are available where the project meets the requirements for innovative technology or process, market transformation, improving on Green Star benchmarks, innovation challenge or global sustainability as described in the Design and As Built V1 technical manual.

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10

Exceeding Green Star Benchmarks – Zero VOC paints

One additional point may be awarded where over 50% of paints (by cost) specified in the building have a maximum TVOC content of 5g/L.

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1

Innovation Challenge – Mattresses (health and hospitality projects only)

One additional point may be awarded where 95% of all mattresses that are to be supplied to the building meet the GreenGuard emission criteria.

PointsAvailable

1

Innovative technology or process – individual comfort control

One additional point is available where the project has achieved either the first or second thermal comfort point, is mechanically ventilated and meets the requirements for individual thermal comfort control.

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1

Innovative technology or process – Heat rejection systems in equipment requiring cooling

One additional point is available where water use from process cooling in medical, laboratory or industrial equipment, is at least 10% of the building’s total water consumption. 

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1

Innovative Green Star Benchmarks – Discharge to sewer

One additional point is available where 90% or greater reduction in flow to sewer as determined by the portable water calculator.

PointsAvailable

1