The Existing Building Performance (EBP) Tool covers the same environmental categories addressed in the Green Star New Building Tools but the focus is directed on the operational phase of building’s lifecycle. This is to ensure that the operations and management of the building are efficient in order to maintain optimal performance.
This tool is designed for optimising the operations and performance of any existing building. The rating is valid for a period of 3 years in order to ensure the building is continually well operated and maintained. The ratings given for this tool are from 1 to 6 stars, understanding that existing building performance is a journey of continual improvement.
Items such as energy and water monitoring, management policies and plans are some of the initiatives that can be adopted to as part of an operational strategy to achieve the rating. The tool also addresses the relationship between landlord and tenants, setting up a win-win situation with the Green Lease Toolkit.
A key component of the energy & water categories of the Existing Building Performance Tool for offices is the Energy Water Performance (EWP) tool.
Currently available for Office buildings only, this free tool allows you to compare the energy and water performance of your building against industry benchmarks. It allows existing building owners and/or portfolio managers to easily benchmark their properties in terms of energy & water performance, informing key investment decisions.
The EWP is 40% to the Existing Building Performance Certification but is available as a separate certification of energy and water performance.
We also have a custom version of the existing building tool for major tenants called Existing Building Performance – Major Tenant, this rating tool is used for major tenants occupying existing buildings that want to certify their spaces. Major tenants will need to have control over the building services and able to influence management policies.