10 Dec '12, 3am

Aust. knows how to design world-leading green buildings. Expiry of GreenStar-Design ratings will help us build them too

From 1 January 2013, the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is introducing time limits on the Green Star - Design ratings of projects registering after that date. This new policy, announced at Green Cities 2012 in March , means that future Green Star – Design ratings will only be valid for 24 months after a building’s practical completion. The time limits on Green Star - Design ratings will apply to any project registered for a Design rating from 1 January 2013 – irrespective of the rating tool used. It does not apply to projects that were registered before 1 January 2013. Q&A about the new policy for Green Star - Design ratings Why is the Green Building Council of Australia introducing restrictions on Green Star - Design ratings? Green Star is a constantly-evolving rating system, and we are committed to ensuring it continues to adapt and respond to the industry’s ...

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