23 Dec '15, 6am

Agreed standards and benchmarks for green building allow us to objectively assess just how “green” a building is....

Agreed standards and benchmarks for green building allow us to objectively assess just how “green” a building is. Rating systems provide a menu of green measures that can be used in the design, construction and management of a building to make it more sustainable. There are several rating systems, including LEED from the US, BREEAM from the UK and Green Star from Australia. The Green Building Council SA uses the Green Star South Africa rating system, based on the Australian system and customised for the South African context. Building owners submit documentation to the Green Building Council SA to achieve a Green Star SA rating. We employ independent assessors to evaluate submissions and allocate points based on the green measures that have been implemented. Certification is awarded for 4-Star, 5-Star or 6-Star Green Star SA ratings. Green Star SA The Green Building Counci...

Full article: https://www.gbcsa.org.za/green-star-sa-rating-system/

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