19 September 2013 — The Green Building Council of Australia has released new rulings in an effort to cut compliance costs for many credits.
As part of the Green Star 2014 program created to streamline the certification process, the rulings aim to correct errors, provide alternative methods for showing compliance and reduce documentation and modelling.
Responding to feedback, particularly around the expense of modelling “daylight”, “thermal comfort” and “air change effectiveness” credits, the new rulings provide alternative methods estimated to save between $36,000 and $50,000.
Six of the rulings allow credits to be automatically awarded when a Design-certified project moves to an As Built rating:
A further ten of the new rulings reduce the documentation required to demonstrate compliance with Green Star credits. The GBCA expect these rulings to save between $1,900 and $6,000, depending on size and complexity.
Visit the GBCA website for more information on the rulings.