Green Star and WELL Rating Systems Streamline Certifications

Feb. 23, 2017

By taking advantage of the new guidance document, FMs can achieve both Green Star and WELL ratings cheaper and faster. 

A new guidance document that compares and contrasts the Green Star and WELL Building Standard rating systems will support facility managers and owners looking to increase the sustainability of their assets and support the health and well-being of people inside the buildings.

Green Star and WELL Building Standard: Approaches to Buildings or Fitouts Seeking a Dual Rating maps the Green Star credits and criteria that may be used for an assessment under the WELL Building Standard, and vice versa.

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) announced a new partnership in 2016, and are working together to promote health and well-being in the design, construction and operations of buildings, fitouts and communities.

By taking advantage of the natural synergies between the Green Star and WELL programs, project teams can avoid duplication of effort, and achieve both Green Star and WELL ratings faster and cheaper, say the partners — and building owners and managers don’t have to choose between health and sustainability, but can more easily achieve both.

The document provides guidance specific to new buildings or new fitouts being rated under Green Star – Design and As Built or Green Star – Interiors. Future versions will include guidance specific to buildings seeking Green Star – Performance ratings.

Green Star and WELL Building Standard: Approaches to Buildings or Fitouts Seeking a Dual Rating can be found for here here

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