The Green Building Council of SA and the Green Star SA Rating System

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					The Green Building Council of SA
             and the
  Green Star SA Rating System
           Jason Buch, GBCSA Technical Manager




 OUTLINE
       OUTLINE OF PRESENTATION


 The GBCSA and Green Star SA


 Categories and Credits


 Green Star SA Process


 Resources




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     Green Building Council of South Africa




                                                      Mission
      To promote, encourage and facilitate green
       building in the South African property and
         construction industry through market-
                     based solutions




    GBCSA membership breakdown (Sept 2009)
                            Related Interests:
                                                    Research, Higher
                            Utilities, Financial,
                                                    Education, NGO's,
                              Insurance, etc.
                                                       Regulators       Government
                                      3%
                                                           2%               1%
                   Major Corporate Tenants
                           & Retail
                             4%
                 Building Contractors
                          6%                                                    Professional Services:
                 Commercial Property                                            Architects, Designers,
                    Developers                                                   Engineers, Quantity
                        7%                                                         Surveyors, PM's,
                                                                                  Consultants, Legal
                                                                                         46%
                    Investors, Owners,
                    Property Managers
                           10%




                                            Building Product
                                           Manufacturers and
                                              Distributors
                                                   21%




Membership breakdown as per paid-up member fees




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Green Building Councils around the world

                       World Green Building
                             Council




 1. Australia         8. New Zealand

 2. Brazil            9. Taiwan

 3. Canada            10. UAE

 4. Germany           11. UK

 5. India             12. USA

 6. Japan             13. South Africa

 7. Mexico            14. Argentina




Motivation behind rating tools for buildings




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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Economic Mitigation Potentials by Sector




McKinsey Global Cost Curve




E= Euro
Source: McKinsey, 2007




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           Green Star SA rating system

                   Overview
                     •   Based on other international rating systems
                     •   Rating system for buildings
                     •   Rates attributes, not operations
                     •   Voluntary


                   Objectives
                     •   Establish a common language
                     •   Promote integrated thinking
                     •   Raise awareness
                     •   Reduce environmental impact
                     •   Recognise environmental leadership




Focus on top 25% of best practice



                            Building regulation
                              requirements
No. of buildings




                                                  Typical practice          Top 25 % of
                                                       75%           green building best practice




                         Illegal                                           Leaders

                                      Green Building best practice




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Green Building Rating Systems

Rating systems:
• Identify different categories in which a building’s environmental
  performance can be improved
• Identify specific initiatives (“credits”) that would improve performance
• Award points for incorporating the initiatives
• Total the points to give a score
• Award a rating on the basis of the score




GSSA: Two certified ratings

Design rating
• Assesses the environmental attributes of prospective
  developments based on design documentation – tender
  stage

As-built rating
• Assesses the environmental attributes of completed
  developments.




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Green Star SA Tool Development Program

        Office                             Retail Centre




                          Future Tools
       • Multi-Unit Residential
       • Public Buildings
       • Existing Building (Operations & Maintenance)
       • Hotel
       • Office/Retail Interiors
       • Industrial




OUTLINE
        OUTLINE OF PRESENTATION


 The GBCSA and Green Star SA


 Categories and Credits




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GREEN STAR SA - OFFICE



                                 Management

                                 Indoor Environment Quality

                                 Energy

                                 Transport
8 Categories,
plus Innovation                  Water

                                 Materials

                                 Land Use and Ecology

                                 Emissions

                                 Innovation




           MANAGEMENT
   Ensures sustainable development principles from project
   conception through design, construction, commissioning,
                    tuning and operation.




  INDOOR ENVIRONMENT
       QUALITY
     Addresses occupant health, comfort, and productivity
      issues in terms of air quality, occupant comfort, and
                       indoor pollutants.




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                 ENERGY
 Targets an overall reduction in non-renewable energy
consumption, to achieve an impact on greenhouse gas
                       emissions.




          TRANSPORT
    Targets reduction of individual use of cars and
      encourages alternative forms of transport.




                  WATER
 Targets reduction of potable water consumption, and
    encourages the use of recycled and rain water.




            MATERIALS
Aims to minimise life cycle impacts of materials by reducing
natural resource consumption, reusing materials that can be
          reused and recycling whenever possible.




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LAND USE & ECOLOGY
     Addresses impact on the immediate ecosystem;
   encourages preservation and restoration of flora and
                         fauna.




            EMISSIONS
 Addresses negative emissions from development to the
    atmosphere, watercourse and local ecosystems.




          INNOVATION
     Rewards pioneering in industry transformation,
  exceeding Green Star SA benchmarks, and addressing
 impacts not currently targeted by Green Star SA credits




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                     Contractor Credits

                     •   Management                                   •              Materials
                         •   Commissioning                                        •              Reused Materials
                         •   Environmental Management                             •              Concrete
                         •   Waste Management                                     •              Steel

                     •   Indoor Environment                                       •              PVC Minimisation

                         Quality                                                  •              Sustainable Timber

                         •   Volatile Organic Compounds                           •              Local Sourcing

                         •   Formaldehyde Minimisation                •              Land Use & Ecology
                                                                                  •              Topsoil

                                                                      •              Emissions
                                                                                  •              Insulant ODP




                     GSSA: Tool Framework



                             • Management
                             • IEQ
                                                                      Environmental weightings
Assessment credits




                             • Energy
                                                    Category scores




                             • Transport
                                                                                                         Single score




                             • Water
                             • Materials                                                                                Rating
                             • Land use & ecology
                             • Emissions
                             +
                             • Innovation




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Green Star SA ratings



 Rating        Score    Represents
 One Star      10-19    Minimum Practice
 Two Star      20-29    Average Practice
 Three Star    30-44    Good Practice




 Four Star     45-59    Best Practice
 Five Star     60-74    South African Excellence
 Six Star      75-100   World Leadership




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OUTLINE

      OUTLINE OF PRESENTATION


The GBCSA and Green Star SA


Categories and Credits


Green Star SA Process




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Certification process


• Register project

• Collect documentation

• Undergo assessment

• Receive Green Star SA Certified Rating




OUTLINE
        OUTLINE OF PRESENTATION


 The GBCSA and Green Star SA


 Categories and Credits


 Green Star SA Process


 Resources




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 Resources


 • Website www.gbcsa.org.za
        Rating Tools
        Energy and Water Calculator Guides
        Technical Clarifications and CIRs
        Resources page

 • Technical Manuals




 Green Star SA Accredited Professional Course


• A one-day course in the
  Green Star SA rating
  system

• Sit the exam and
  become an Accredited
  Professional

• Over 1600 people have
  attended

• Over 175 Accredited
  Professionals

• Other advanced courses




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Existing Building Survival Strategies



 Joint publication with
 Arup Africa


 Supported by Eskom


 Simple & practical guide
 to retrofitting buildings
 with a list of 200
 upgrade initiatives




  www.gbcsa-convention.org.za




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 Thank you
www.gbcsa.org.za




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