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Call for PILOT projects for the new 'Green Star SA Multi Unit Residential PILOT' rating tool

Are you a multi unit residential developer wishing to achieve the FIRST Green Star SA certification in the residential sector in South Africa?

The GBCSA is seeking a maximum of FOUR multi unit residential projects to be selected for the opportunity to achieve formal Green Star SA certification under the new Green Star SA - Multi Unit Residential PILOT rating tool.

The benefits of registering your project for formal Green Star SA - Multi Unit Residential PILOT certification include:

  • The chance to be the first Green Star SA certified residential project in South Africa;
  • Significant cost savings on GBCSA certification fees;
  • Assistance from the GBCSA Technical Department with unlimited Technical Clarifications (TCs) and Credit Interpretation Requests (CIRs);
  • Valuable marketing exposure of your project at the 2011 GBCSA Convention & Exhibition and the Green Star SA Multi Unit Residential Technical Manual; and
  • Recognition as an industry leader "walking the talk" on sustainable development.

For further details on PILOT project eligibility requirements, desired project design team attributes and desired PILOT project programme, please refer to the attached document.

Please note applications for PILOT projects must be forwarded to the GBCSA by close of business 31 December 2010.

Green Star SA - Multi Unit Residential PILOT launch - 10 December 2010

In an exciting expansion of the suite of green building rating tools available from the GBCSA, the Green Star SA - Multi Unit Residential tool will be released into the market in PILOT version on 10 December 2010 for public comment and feedback. It is anticipated that Version 1 will be released during the fourth quarter of 2011.

What does the Green Star SA - Multi Unit Residential PILOT rating tool do?

Like the existing Green Star SA - Office v1 and Green Star SA - Retail Centre v1 rating tools, the Green Star SA - Multi Unit Residential PILOT rating tool assesses the environmental attributes of new multi unit residential developments as well as major refurbishments of existing multi unit residential developments or conversions across South Africa. The tool assigns a Green Star SA rating to the dwellings, common property and shared services and infrastructure on the basis of design potential.

What developments are within the scope of the Green Star SA - Multi Unit Residential PILOT rating tool?

Multi unit residential developments, for the purposes of Green Star SA, are considered as residential developments that include 3 or more dwelling units and have common property, shared services and infrastructure serving all dwellings and a governance scheme or management entity (e.g. body corporate, home owners association, management operator etc.).

Green Star SA - Multi Unit Residential PILOT tool development associate sponsors

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