The Existing Building Performance (EBP) Tool covers the same environmental categories addressed in the Green Star new building tools but the focus is on making the operations and management of the building efficient in order to maintain optimal performance.
This tool is designed for optimising the operations and performance of any existing building and is therefore only available as an as-built rating. 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.
Items such as energy and water monitoring, management policies and plans are required in order 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.