28 Apr '16, 5am

We're reviewing the MAT-6 Timber credit in Green Star - check out our ideas and tell us what you think.

MAT-6 Timber Credit revision –€“ send us your feedback Purpose of the revision (April 2016) When we released the Green Star v3 –€“ Materials Category in July 2015, initial responses indicated that the prerequisite criteria in the MAT-6 Timber credit are too difficult to achieve. This is due to both the 90% benchmark and the inclusion of joinery, for which chain-of-custody is not readily available in New Zealand. In addition to this, the New Zealand Forest Certification Scheme, which is based on the New Zealand Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (NZS AS 4708:2014), was endorsed by the PEFC Forest Certification Scheme in December 2015 . PEFC is not currently recognised within Green Star NZ. Changes proposed to Pre-requisite Criteria for Responsible Sourcing Change 1: Pre-requisite benchmark We propose that the Pre-requisite Criteria allow for 0.5 points to be awarded...

Full article: http://www.nzgbc.org.nz/Category?Action=View&Category_id=322

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