Green Star Communities
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Green Star Communities assesses the planning, design and construction of large-scale development projects at a precinct, neighbourhood and / or community scale. The main purpose of the tool is to assess communities’ development attributes against best practice benchmarks across sustainability matters. Green Star Communities certification lasts a maximum of five years, after which the project can recertify. This allows projects to re-assess their approach, improve and be recognized for progress made in delivering on the ground. The Green Star Communities Project Inception Checklist provides guidance for early planning processes.
The tool offers a third-party assessment and certification of a project’s sustainability. Assessments can be used to improve performance and to do better in subsequent recertification. The Green Star Communities Project Inception Checklist can be used to align to Green Star assessment criteria already in the planning phase of projects.
The tool provides a holistic rating across five impact categories:
– Economic prosperity