The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has released draft credits against its latest rating tool, Green Star for New Buildings, establishing detailed requirements to redefine sustainability for new buildings and major refurbishments. These new standards are set to drive the next wave of sustainability in buildings and have been unveiled for public consultation as part of an evolution of the world-leading Green Star rating system.
With the application of Green Star for New Buildings, any building awarded a 6 Star Green Star rating will have zero operational carbon emissions. 5 Star Green Star buildings will be net zero ready, and 4 Star Green Star buildings will provide a new entry point for sustainable buildings, demanding 10 per cent less upfront and operational emissions than current National Construction Code 2019 requirements.
Feedback is invited until the end of February 2020, visit https://new.gbca.org.au/green-star/future-focus/New-Buildings/ for more information, to register for a webinar, and to submit your response.