1 McNab Avenue in Footscray. Melbourne; a building WGE worked on.

Brief: Wood & Grieve Engineers has become the first company validated under the Green Building Council of Australia’s new “recognised provider” program, awarded to companies with technical expertise in the Green Star rating system.

A joint media release said WGE was recognised for “its ability to deliver Green Star points consistently” in regards to energy modelling.

“We are delighted to validate Wood & Grieve Engineers as a provider of quality energy modelling services for Green Star,” GBCA chief executive Romilly Madew said. “Recognised Providers are technical experts in Green Star, and as energy modelling can achieve up to 20 Green Star points, working with a Recognised Provider makes sense.”

Wood & Grieve’s Perth sustainability section manager Prasanna Suraweera said the initiative would drive improvements in the Green Star process by providing more certainty that Green Star points would be achieved.

“The benefits to our clients, but more importantly the building industry as a whole, are far-reaching. Being a Recognised Provider means Wood & Grieve has quality control processes in place to provide our clients with far greater certainty that they’ll achieve their Green Star points,” Mr Suraweera said.