NZ Green Star™ - Office Interiors

 

MANAGEMENT

Credit 2: Commissioning Clauses

To obtain these credit points the project must implement commissioning and handover initiatives to ensure that building services are operated to optimal design potential. Pre-commissioning, commissioning and quality monitoring are required for all building services (BMS, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic), and where the works outlined above are in accordance with CIBSE Commissioning Codes or AHSRAE Commissioning Guidelines 1-1996.

PointsAvailable

2

Credit 2 Note-1: Commissioning Clauses

To obtain these credit points the project must implement commissioning and handover initiatives to ensure that building services are operated to optimal design potential. Pre-commissioning, commissioning and quality monitoring are required for all building services (BMS, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic), and where the works outlined above are in accordance with CIBSE Commissioning Codes or AHSRAE Commissioning Guidelines 1-1996.

An additional point is awarded where the above is achieved and project knowledge is transferred to the building owner/manager through all of the following - documented design intent, as-built drawings, Operations and Maintenance Manual, Commissioning report and training of building management staff. Product may contribute individually or incombination with other products/systems in facilitating the following-measurement, monitoring, building information technology systems, communication and training as required for the additional points.

PointsAvailable

2

Credit 5: Waste Management

To obtain this credit the project must implement a Waste Management Plan. Credit points achieved are determined by the percentage of waste by weight reused or recycled.

The manufacturer/supplier of this product offers a product or initiatives which avoid construction and deconstruction waste going to landfill and may assist in the compilation and/or implementation of a Waste Management Plan.

PointsAvailable

3

Credit 6: Users' Guide

To obtain these credit points the project must provide a Building Manager's Guide (BMG) to building managers and a Building User's Guide (BUG) to building users. A Communication Strategy outlining how the information in the BUG will be communication with building occupants. Both User Guides must address all of the areas  listed in the Compliance Requirements.

PointsAvailable

2

INDOOR ENVIRONMENT QUALITY

Credit 1: Ventilation Rates

Product is likely to assist in a project meeting the conditional requirement as it meets New Zealand Building Code (NZBC) requirements for ventilation.

PointsAvailable

1

Credit 2: Ventilation Rates

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it increases outside air rates, promoting a healthy indoor environment. Credit points are achieved when either outside air is provided to 90% of the assessable area greater than the requirements of the NZBC when mechanically ventilated, or 90% of the assessable area is naturally ventilated in accordance with AS 1668.2 - 2002 or when mixed mode buildings satisfy the criteria above.  

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Credit 2 Note-1: Ventilation Rates

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it increases outside air rates, promoting a healthy indoor environment. Credit points are achieved when either outside air is provided to 90% of the assessable area greater than the requirements of the NZBC when mechanically ventilated, or 90% of the assessable area is naturally ventilated in accordance with AS 1668.2 - 2002 or when mixed mode buildings satisfy the criteria above.  

The manufacturer/supplier offers a product which contribute to the achievement of credit points in combination with other products in compliance with ventilation criteria.

PointsAvailable

1

Credit 3: Indoor Air Quality - Adhesives & Sealants

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it meets the prescribed Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) content standard for adhesives and sealants. To achieve credit points,  90% of all adhesives and sealants used in the project must be in accordance with the prescribed standards.

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Credit 3 Note-1: Indoor Air Quality - Adhesives & Sealants

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it meets the prescribed Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) content standard for adhesives and sealants. To achieve credit points,  90% of all adhesives and sealants used in the project must be in accordance with the prescribed standards.

Product may eliminate the need for adhesives/sealants and assist a project in obtaining maximum IEQ-3 credits (adhesives & sealants) for using no coatings.

PointsAvailable

1

Credit 3: Indoor Air Quality - Applied Coating

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it meets the prescribed Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) content standard for applied coatings or no applied coatings are used. To achieve credit points at least 90% of all applied coatings in the project must meet the requirements.

PointsAvailable

1

Credit 3 Note-1: Indoor Air Quality - Applied Coating

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it meets the prescribed Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) content standard for applied coatings or no applied coatings are used. To achieve credit points at least 90% of all applied coatings in the project must meet the requirements.

Product may eliminate the need for coatings and assist a project in obtaining maximum IEQ-3 credits (applied coating) for using no coatings.

PointsAvailable

1

Credit 3: Indoor Air Quality - Floor Covering

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it meets the prescribed Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) content standard for floor coverings or no floor coverings are used.  To achieve credit points,  90% of all floor coverings used in the project must be in accordance with the prescribed standards.

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1

Credit 3 Note-1: Indoor Air Quality - Floor Covering

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it meets the prescribed Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) content standard for floor coverings or no floor coverings are used.  To achieve credit points,  90% of all floor coverings used in the project must be in accordance with the prescribed standards.

Product may offer an alternative to floor coverings and meet the VOC emissions standards providing an alternative Low VOC flooring option, in accordance with the prescribed standard above.

PointsAvailable

1

Credit 3: Indoor Air Quality - Engineered wood products and ceiling tiles

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it meets the prescribed standards for VOC and  formaldehyde emissions for engineered wood products and ceiling tiles (including exposed and concealed application. To achieve credit points 90% of all engineered wood products used in the project must be in accordance with the prescribed requirements

PointsAvailable

1

Credit 3: Indoor Air Quality - Fitout Items

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it meets the prescribed Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) content standard for fitout items. To achieve credit points,  90% of the new fitout items used in the project must be in accordance with the prescribed standards.

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1

Credit 5: Exhaust Riser

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining this credit as it meets the prescribed standards for reducing equipment related sources of internal air pollutants. To achieve this credit, at least one printing/photocopy room is provided per floor that is enclosed by at least 80% wall area and has a dedicated and separate exhaust facility. The exhaust from the room must not be connected to the return air duct and must comply with the requirements in AS 1668.2-2002.

PointsAvailable

2

Credit 7: Thermal Comfort Control

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining this credit as it contributes to the user control of thermal comfort. Credit is awarded where the building provides for user control of air supply rates, air temperature or radiant temperature to zones of small control size and meets prescribed requirements for mechanically ventilated buildings, naturally ventilated buildings and mixed mode buildings.

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2

Credit 7 Note-1: Thermal Comfort Control

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining this credit as it contributes to the user control of thermal comfort. Credit is awarded where the building provides for user control of air supply rates, air temperature or radiant temperature to zones of small control size and meets prescribed requirements for mechanically ventilated buildings, naturally ventilated buildings and mixed mode buildings.

The manufacturer/supplier offers a product which contributes to the achievement of credit points in combination with other products in compliance with Thermal Comfort Control criteria

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2

Credit 8: Daylight

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits by contributing to good levels of daylight for building users where a nominated percentage of the assessable area has a Daylight Factor of not less than 2.5% as measured as desk height (700 above FFL) under a uniform design sky. Credits are awarded depending on different percentage of work settings ( 30%, 60%, 90%) complying to the above defined DF.  

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3

Credit 8 Note-1: Daylight

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits by contributing to good levels of daylight for building users where a nominated percentage of the assessable area has a Daylight Factor of not less than 2.5% as measured as desk height (700 above FFL) under a uniform design sky. Credits are awarded depending on different percentage of work settings ( 30%, 60%, 90%) complying to the above defined DF.  

The manufacturer/supplier offers a product which contributes to the achievement of credit points in combination with other products in compliance with Daylight criteria.

Points Available

3

Credit 9: Daylight Glare Control

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining this credit as it contributes to the reduction of discomfort of glare from natural light. To achieve this credit, blinds/screens with a Visual Light Transmittance (VLT) of less than 10% are installed by either the tenant or the base building owner on all glazing and atriums to reduce glare associated with natural lighting and eliminate all direct sun penetrations and automated blinds are installed where a manual override function is provided.

PointsAvailable

1

Credit 10: External Views

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credit points  by allowing long distance views and visual connections to the outdoors. Credit points achieved are determined by the percentage of assessable area (60%, 90%) having a direct line f sight through vision glazing, either externally or to an adequately sized and naturally lit internal atrium.

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2

Credit 10 Note-1: External Views

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credit points  by allowing long distance views and visual connections to the outdoors. Credit points achieved are determined by the percentage of assessable area (60%, 90%) having a direct line f sight through vision glazing, either externally or to an adequately sized and naturally lit internal atrium.

Product may contribute to an individual component, or in combination with other suitable components, facilitating external views, in whole or in part, with the prescribed requirements.

Points Available

2

Credit 11: Electric Light Levels

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credit points as it helps to improve visual comfort. To achieve credit points, 80% of each of the wall and ceiling areas must meet the prescribed standards. Credit points achieved are determined by the percentage of the required task lighting levels (as defined by AS/NZS 1680.1:2006) of nominated areas. One point is awarded where the lighting design has an average maintained illuminance level (as defined by AS/NZS 1680.1:2006 1.4.4) of no more than 400 lux with a uniformity of no less than 0.6 for 95% of the assessable area as measured at the working place (700mm AFFL) with the standard maintenance factor of 0.76.

Points Available

3

Credit 11 Note-1: Electric Light Levels

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credit points as it helps to improve visual comfort. To achieve credit points, 80% of each of the wall and ceiling areas must meet the prescribed standards. Credit points achieved are determined by the percentage of the required task lighting levels (as defined by AS/NZS 1680.1:2006) of nominated areas. One point is awarded where the lighting design has an average maintained illuminance level (as defined by AS/NZS 1680.1:2006 1.4.4) of no more than 400 lux with a uniformity of no less than 0.6 for 95% of the assessable area as measured at the working place (700mm AFFL) with the standard maintenance factor of 0.76.

Product may contribute to an individual component, or in combination with other suitable components, facilitating electric lighting levels, in whole or in part, with the prescribed requirements.

PointsAvailable

3

Credit 12: High Frequency Ballasts

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining this credit point as it increases the amenity of workplace by avoiding low frequency flicker. To achieve this credit, high frequency ballasts are installed in all fluorescent luminaires present over a minimum of 95% of the assessable area.

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Credit 12 Note-1: High Frequency Ballasts

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining this credit point as it increases the amenity of workplace by avoiding low frequency flicker. To achieve this credit, high frequency ballasts are installed in all fluorescent luminaires present over a minimum of 95% of the assessable area.

Product may contribute to an individual component, or in combination with other suitable components, facilitating high frequency ballasts, in whole or in part, with the prescribed requirements.

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1

Credit 13 Note-1: Internal Noise Levels

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credit points by directly reducing internal noise levels through sound control or minimising noise generation. Credit points are achieved where ambient internal noise levels meet the prescribed standards in accordance with AS/NZS 2107:2000.

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2

Credit 13 Note-1: Internal Noise Levels

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credit points by directly reducing internal noise levels through sound control or minimising noise generation. Credit points are achieved where ambient internal noise levels meet the prescribed standards in accordance with AS/NZS 2107:2000.

Product may contribute to an individual component, or in combination with other suitable components, in achieving  an internal noise level that complies, in whole or in part, with the prescribed requirements.

PointsAvailable

2

ENERGY

Credit 1: Energy

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining the conditional requirements by meeting the green house emissions 'benchmark' determined by the energy calculator

Conditional

Credit 4: Lighting

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credit points as it contributes to reduction of lighting energy consumption. Credit points awarded where the lighting power densities for 95% of the assessable area meet the prescribed criteria at 700mm AFFL with the standard maintenance factor of 0.76.

Points Available

3

Credit 5: Lighting Control

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it contributes to energy saving through increases control and flexibility of lighting design. To achieve credit points, all individual or enclosed spaces must be individually switched and meets the prescribed requirements.

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3

Credit 6: Electrical Sub-metering

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credit points as it contributes to energy sub-metering to facilitate ongoing management of energy consumption. One credit is achieved where sub-metering is provided for  each floor or tenancy and there is an effective mechanism for monitoring energy consumption data.

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1

Credit 6 Note-1: Electrical Sub-metering

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credit points as it contributes to energy sub-metering to facilitate ongoing management of energy consumption. One credit is achieved where sub-metering is provided for  each floor or tenancy and there is an effective mechanism for monitoring energy consumption data.

Product may contribute as an individual component, in combination with other suitable components, in providing sub-metering for functional areas listed above.

Points Available

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TRANSPORT

Credit 1: Car Park Minimisation

To obtain these credit points a project must limit facilities provided for cars. Credit points achieved are determined by the reduction percentage of provided car parking spaces than the maximum local government car parking requirements, or equal to the minimum local planning regulations.  

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2

Credit 1 Note-1: Car Park Minimisation

To obtain these credit points a project must limit facilities provided for cars. Credit points achieved are determined by the reduction percentage of provided car parking spaces than the maximum local government car parking requirements, or equal to the minimum local planning regulations.  

Product may assist individually or in combination with other products in providing line marking, bollards, traffic control devices for car parking.

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2

Credit 3: Cyclist Facilities

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credit points as contributes to adequate cyclist facilities. Credit points are achieved where cyclist facilities are provided for the percentage students and staff at primary and secondary schools and tertiary education institutes. 

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3

Credit 3 Note-1: Cyclist Facilities

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credit points as contributes to adequate cyclist facilities. Credit points are achieved where cyclist facilities are provided for the percentage students and staff at primary and secondary schools and tertiary education institutes. 

Product may assist individually or in combination with other products in providing racks, lockers, sheds, cages and signage for bicycle parking.

PointsAvailable

3

WATER

Credit 1: Base Building Water Efficiency

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits by reducing amount of potable water consumption.Credit points are determined by Potable Water Calculator.

PointsAvailable

2

Credit 2: Water Meters

Product is likely to assist in a project obtainining credit points as it helps to monitor and manages water consumption. Credit is awarded where all water (cold water, hot water and recycled water) consumed within a tenancy is recorded using a calibrated water meter or meters.

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1

MATERIALS

Credit 1: Shell and Core for Integrated Fitout

Product is likely to encourage and recognize the re-use of existing major structure and existing facades to reduce new material consumption. Credit points are achieved by the percentage re-use of gross building volume and percentage of exciting facade vertical area.

Points Available

3

Credit 3: Applied Coatings

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credit point as it is independently verified to be environmentally preferable. One credit point is awarded where 90% or more of the applied coatings used are independently certified as having lower environmental impact than standard applied coatings, as verified through a materials certification body recognised by the NZGBC.  

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Credit 3 Note-1: Applied Coatings

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credit point as it is independently verified to be environmentally preferable. One credit point is awarded where 90% or more of the applied coatings used are independently certified as having lower environmental impact than standard applied coatings, as verified through a materials certification body recognised by the NZGBC.  

Product may contribute as an individual component, in combination with other suitable components, in achieving  applied coatings which comply in whole (or in part) with the prescribed requirements.

Points Available

1

Credit 4: PVC

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it aims to reduce the environmental and health impacts of PVC by replacing PVC with alternative materials. Credit points are awarded depending on the percentage of reduction (by cost) of PVC application.

Points Available

3

Credit 4 Note-1: PVC

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it aims to reduce the environmental and health impacts of PVC by replacing PVC with alternative materials. Credit points are awarded depending on the percentage of reduction (by cost) of PVC application.

Product may contribute as an individual component, in combination with other suitable components, in achieving flooring which comply in whole (or in part) with the prescribed requirements.

Points Available

3

Credit 6: Timber

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it meets the timber requirements as being either post-consumer, re-used timber or timber certified under a forestry standard which satisfies five 'essential' criteria. . To achieve credit points, 50% or 90% (by volume) of timber products must meet the prescribed requirements.

Points Available

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Credit 6 Note-1: Timber

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it meets the timber requirements as being either post-consumer, re-used timber or timber certified under a forestry standard which satisfies five 'essential' criteria. . To achieve credit points, 50% or 90% (by volume) of timber products must meet the prescribed requirements.

This product may assist a project in obtaining this credit as it provides an alternative to non sustainable  timber product thereby minimising the value required in FSC timber to meet the 100% certified fraction, provided that contract value is still greater than 0.1%.

Points Available

3

Credit 7: Concrete

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it helps facilitate the reduction of embodied energy and resources depletion through use of concrete. Credit points are awarded for the percentage (by volume) of the concreted is certified by a materials certification body recognised by the NZGBC or the percentage of recycled content used in the concrete.

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3

Credit 7 Note-1: Concrete

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it helps facilitate the reduction of embodied energy and resources depletion through use of concrete. Credit points are awarded for the percentage (by volume) of the concreted is certified by a materials certification body recognised by the NZGBC or the percentage of recycled content used in the concrete.

Product may contribute as an individual component, in combination with other suitable components, contributing towards above as recycled aggregates or eco-cement.

Points Available

3

Credit 10: Waste Recycling

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credit points as it facilitates a storage space that reduces waste going to landfill. Credit points can be awarded when a dedicated storage area for the separation and collection of recyclables is provided and meets the prescribed requirements.

Points Available

7

Credit 10 Note-1: Waste Recycling

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credit points as it facilitates a storage space that reduces waste going to landfill. Credit points can be awarded when a dedicated storage area for the separation and collection of recyclables is provided and meets the prescribed requirements.

Product may contribute as an individual component, in combination with other suitable components, in achieving Waste Recycling credit which comply in whole (or in part) with the prescribed requirements.

Points Available

7

EMISSIONS

Credit 1: Refrigerant ODP

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it contributes to wards refrigerants which do not contribute towards damage to the Earth's stratospheric ozone layer. Credit point is achieved where all refrigerants used in the project have an Ozone Depleting Potential (ODP ) of zero or no  refrigerants are used in the project.

Points Available

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Credit 1 Note-1: Refrigerant ODP

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits as it contributes to wards refrigerants which do not contribute towards damage to the Earth's stratospheric ozone layer. Credit point is achieved where all refrigerants used in the project have an Ozone Depleting Potential (ODP ) of zero or no  refrigerants are used in the project.

Product may contribute as an individual component, in combination with other suitable components, facilitating zero ODP.

Points Available

1

Credit 3: Insulant ODP

Product is likely to assist in a project obtaining credits for the use of thermal insulation products that avoid the use of ozone-depleting substances, in both manufacture and composition. To achieve credit points all thermal insulation products must meet the prescribed requirements.

Points Available

1

Credit 5: Reduced Flow to Sewer

Product may assist a project obtaining credits, when used in combination with other appropriate materials and/or technologies and/or systems. Credit points are determined by Green Star NZ Sewage Calculator. 

Points Available

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Credit 5 Note-1: Reduced Flow to Sewer

Product may assist a project obtaining credits, when used in combination with other appropriate materials and/or technologies and/or systems. Credit points are determined by Green Star NZ Sewage Calculator. 

Product may contribute as an individual component, in combination with other suitable components, in providing reduced water flows to sewage systems.

Points Available

1

INNOVATION

Credit 1: Innovative Strategies & Technologies

Product is likely to assist in a project being eligible for an Innovative Strategies and Technologies credit as it contributes towards pioneering initiatives in sustainable design, process or advocacy. Credit points are achieved where a technology is considered a 'first' in New Zealand or the world, or project substantially contributes to the broader market transformation in New Zealand  or in the world.

PointsAvailable

5

Credit 3: Environmental Design Initiatives

Product is likely to assist in a project being eligible for an Environmental Design Initiative credit as it is an environmentally friendly cleaning product. A project is eligible for this credit where products used in a project have a significant, measurable environmental benefit that are not awarded points under other Green Star™ Education criteria.

PointsAvailable

5