Program jumpstarts tenants’ ability to gain green interior rating
Green Star Interiors :: Flying Start enables owners of commercial property to use the base building’s standards of environmental performance to attract green-minded tenants.
Developed by J Goddard & Co and ECO3, in association with Colonial First State Global Asset Management (CFSGAM) and under the watchful eye of the Green Building Council of Australia, Green Star Interiors :: Flying Start enables owners of commercial property to use the base building’s standards of environmental performance to attract green-minded tenants. This is done by helping tenants achieve a significant flying start towards their own Green Star Interiors rating based on the environmental performance of the base building. In two studies on CBD commercial buildings, 60 percent of the points needed for a tenant’s four-star Green Star Interiors rating were identified through assessment of the base building attributes and performance.
In Green Star Interiors :: Flying Start a review of the base building is carried out to assess the Green Star Interiors credit points that could be available to an incoming tenant simply by choosing that building. A base building documentation package describing the Green Star Interiors points available to tenants is prepared. The package can then be provided to the tenant and used by them in their own Green Star Interiors application. By benefitting from the points available from the base building and sustainable procurement advice, the tenant is well on the way to achieving their own Green Star Interiors rating. By choosing environmentally friendly materials and systems in their fitout a Green Star Interiors rating should be within easy reach.
In a trial carried out for Colonial First State Global Asset Management at 60 Castlereagh Street, Sydney – a building built before Green Star ratings were available but significantly upgraded to high standards of environmental performance – the result was that a tenant moving to the building could potentially achieve: 60 percent of the points needed for a four-star Green Star Interiors rating; 45 percent of the points needed for a five-star Green Star Interiors rating and; 36 percent of the points needed for a six-star Green Star Interiors rating.