I recently noted a technical clarification from the Green Building Council that caught my attention.
“For projects that are delivered as shell-and-core, the GBCA will be issuing submission guidelines that will illustrate how this form of project delivery will affect the projects’ compliance with affected credits.”
I asked the Green Building Council about these guidelines as I’d never seen or heard of them and was directed the As-Installed Intergrated / Shell & Core guidelines http://www.gbca.org.au/green-star/technical-clarifications-cir-rulings/green-star-as-built-guidelines/1876.htm
The Green Building Councils response was “Office Design projects can infer from these guidelines how they should address shell & core projects from a Green Star point of view”
So as I see it now to complete a Greenstar submission you need to abide by the following documents:
- Greenstar Guide
- CIRs and Technical Clarifications
- General Submission requirements
- Specific guides (docuemntation guides etc)
- And as they said above “inferred guidelines”
No wonder Greenstar makes my head hurt!