Brief – 26 October 2010 – The Green Building Council of Australia has released three new simplified material calculators to help streamline Green Star submissions.

The new  “Material Calculators 2.0” assess the fit-out products and materials used in a project, as part of Green Star assessment, and aim to stimulate demand for environmentally preferable fit-out products in Australia.

GBCA’s Green Star director Andrew Aitken said that the new calculators will reduce the costs associated with Green Star submissions.

“The new calculators require less documentation from project teams, and will subsequently reduce the costs associated with producing Green Star submissions.

“We expect the Material Calculators 2.0 will be more effective in advancing behavioural changes associated with the selection, use and disposal of fit-out products that are environmentally preferable,” Mr Aitken says.