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Green Star Sustainable Precincts
Rating and assessing the environmental performance of precincts and neighbourhoods.
The Sustainable Precincts tool evaluates large scale development projects at a precincts / neighbourhoods scale. Unlike the other Green Star tools, the emphasis is on the site wide issues rather than building specific issues. The tool rates the planning, design and construction of a precinct only and it does not rate specific buildings or assess its operation.
The Sustainable Precincts tool evaluates large scale development projects at a precincts / neighbourhoods scale.
Brownfield / redevelopment
Campus / business park
Urban Infill / Renewal
To be eligible to register for a Green Star Sustainable Precincts rating there must be a ‘Plan for Development’. Green Star Sustainable Precincts will not rate an existing precinct or neighbourhood.
How does this tool work?
This tool has been developed to influence and incentivise developers to consider good design, community and environmental outcomes. Master planned developments need to use this tool early on in the development to encourage best practice.
The categories considered in this tool are:
Credits within the tool assist in site selection, site analysis and site layout and includes benchmarks for engaging with stakeholders in site planning. Site-wide green infrastructure (both hard and soft) works are also encouraged. It is only after these site-wide issues are addressed that individual sites and buildings are developed, and this is where the new build Green Star tools for new buildings can be used.