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1 Greening of the Building Sector & Implications for LCA Approaches Maria Atkinson & Chris Derksema Green Building Council of Australia

2 To promote sustainable development and the transition of the property industry to implementing green building initiatives. Mission

3 Environmental Impact ه 32% world resources ه 12% water ه 40% waste to landfill ه 40% air emissions ه 40 % greenhouse gas emissions

4 Life Cycle Assessment X or 

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8 Green Star Tool Sequencing

9 Management Indoor Environment Quality Energy Transport Water Materials Land Use and Ecology Emissions Management Indoor Environment Quality Energy Transport Water Materials Land Use and Ecology Emissions Assessment Credits Issue Category Scores Environmental Weightings Single Score Rating Innovation Green Star Framework

10 Overall Score RatingOutcome 10-19One StarNot eligible for formal certification 20-29Two StarNot eligible for formal certification 30-44Three StarNot eligible for formal certification 45-59Four StarEligible to apply for a Four Star Green Star certified rating that recognises/rewards “Best Practice” 60-74Five StarEligible to apply for a Five Star Green Star certified rating that recognises/rewards “Australian Excellence” 75+Six StarEligible to apply for a Six Star Green Star certified rating that recognises/rewards “World Leader” Certified rating

11 8 Brindabella Circuit, ACT – Australia’s first 5 Green Star – Office Design building

12  Materials   Life Cycle Impacts

13 CategoryTitleCredit Number.Points Available Management Water Occupant amenity potable water efficiencyWat-15 Water MeterWat-22 Landscape irrigation water efficiencyWat-32 Cooling Tower water consumptionWat-44 Materials Recycling waste storageMat-13 Recycled Content of Structural ConcreteMat-23 Recycled Content of Structural SteelMat-32 Permanent FurnishingsMat-42 Closed-loop carpetsMat-53 PVC MinimisationMat-62 Sustainable TimberMat-72 Emissions Refrigerant ODPEmi-12 Refrigerant GWPEmi-21 Refrigerant Leak DetectionEmi-31 Refrigerant RecoveryEmi-41 Watercourse PollutionEmi-53 Reduced flow to sewerEmi-64 Light pollutionEmi-73 Cooling TowersEmi-81 Insulant ODPEmi-91 Innovation Inn-15

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