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Rating Tools for New Buildings

Choose from the suite of 4 new building tools or customise a tool for your new building. 

Our tools for New Buildings & Major Refurbishments allow for 2 certifications.

  1. Design: Based on tenders drawings & specifications
  2. As Built: Based on as-built drawings and commissioning records

Certification for these tools are 4; 5 and 6 Stars.

  • 4 Stars: “Best Practice”
  • 5 Stars: “South African Excellence”
  • 6 Stars: “World Leadership”

New Building Rating Tools

The Office Tool is used for rating new office developments and major refurbishments of commercial buildings.

Building owners can seek certification for 

  • design and/or 
  • as- built certification separately.  

The Green Star Retail Tool is for the development of new commercial retail centres as well as major refurbishments of existing retail centre facilities across South Africa.

Building owners can seek certification for 

  • design and/or 
  • as- built certification separately.  

The Green Star Multi-Unit Residential (MUR) tool is for the development of 3 or more dwelling units with common property, shared services and infrastructure. 

Building owners can seek certification for 

  • design and/or 
  • as built certification separately.  

Our Green Star Public & Education (PEB) Tool is for the development of new public and education buildings . 

Building owners can seek certification for 

  • design and/or 
  • as built certification separately.  

If your building is not on of the pre-defined types and you would still like to certify it we have a number of custom tools available.

New Building Fees

Project Area GLA (Incl. 15% VAT) Member Fees (Incl. 15% VAT) Non Member Fees (Incl. 15% Vat)
<1 500sqm R51750.00 R63250.00
1500sqm - 2 499sqm R69606.00 R97851.00
2 500sqm - 4 999sqm R91799.00 R127106.00
5 000sqm - 9 999sqm R106930.00 R144255.00
10 000sqm - 19 999sqm R137193.00 R176536.00
20 000sqm - 39 999sqm R161404.00 R206799.00
40 000sqm - 69 999sqm R184606.00 R234036.00
>70 000sqm R206799.00 R272369.00

Certified Projects

Custom New Building Rating Tools

Sometimes your building wont fit into one of our existing rating tools, in this case we offer custom rating tools that are developed specifically for your building typology.

Custom: Industrial

Building types included in this custom tool are:

  • Light industrial warehouses with off...
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Custom: Hotel

This Custom tool is for the development of new hotel buildings.

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Custom: Mixed Use

Building types included in this custom tool are:

  • Office & Retail - New Builds&nbs...
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Multiple Building Certifications

Types of multiple building (more than 2) projects are:

  • Multiple offices on one site
  • Multiple buildings on one site of various typologies

Become an Accredited Professional in New Buildings

Join the next New Build AP Programme

Learn how to apply these tools to your project.

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