The Green Building Council South Africa’s (GBCSA) new Green Star SA existing building performance tool is to be released in October 2013. The tool aims to assess and certify an existing building’s performance while in operation. GBCSA appointed Royal HaskoningDHV in April 2013 as lead technical consultant to develop the tool intended to influence a new segment of the South African property market – building owners and facility managers.
Credits of the rating tool will fall within three broad categories, and consider:
- Measurable performance indicators (water, energy and waste management).
- Lease agreements, management contracts or procurement policies that define performance requirements.
- Building attributes that inform performance.
Within the Green Star SA categories all are assessed with a key focus on management, energy and water consumption, as well as indoor environmental quality and materials (waste and procurement). Read more on ESI-Africa >