Green Star New Buildings and Major Refurbishments

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Welcome to Green Star New Buildings and Major Refurbishments Online Training.
The aim of this course is to introduce you to the GBCSA rating tool for Green Star New Buildings & Major Refurbishments. This tool validates the environmental initiatives of the design phase of new building construction or base building refurbishment; or construction and procurement phase
of a new building.

The tools for New Buildings & Major Refurbishments aims to:

  • Encourage the implementation of new and emerging technologies;
  • Reduce the environmental impact of development through direct and indirect initiatives (e.g. it is difficult to quantify the environmental benefit of metering water and energy, but this will clearly enable the building to be better managed during operation.);
  • Encourage a new approach to designing and constructing buildings by rewarding best practice and excellence;
  • Ensure that effective design strategies are implemented without overlay of operational management and user behaviour;
  • Allow different designs to have their environmental initiatives fairly benchmarked.

New Buildings & Major Refurbishments allow for 2 certifications i.e.

  • Design: Based on tenders drawings & specifications
  • As Built: Based on as-built drawings and commissioning records

Please watch this Navigation tutorial to familiarise yourself with how the site works.

Please remember to select the full screen option when watching Videos, Slide Decks or eBooks.

By the end of this course you will have a thorough understanding of the categories and the
related core credits. You will receive a Technical Manual, a Rating Tool and some background
reading resources and links for detailed review in your own time.
Record any questions you may have and submit these to for clarification.