PVC Green Star Credit
In April 2010, the GBCA introduced the new Green Star PVC Credit - recognising the environmental advances made by PVC resin and product manufacturers across Australia, in order to continue to drive production and use of best practice methods.
The aim of the credit is to reduce the environmental and health impacts of PVC by encouraging the use of PVC material which adheres to best practice guidelines.
Under the PVC Credit, projects will be able to claim two points towards their Green Star rating if the project's flooring and resilient wall coverings, cable, pipe and conduit - which together account for the majority of PVC use in buildings - meet the Green Building Council's Best Practice Guidelines.
The Vinyl Council of Australia has produced a useful Q&A booklet on the PVC Greenstar Credit scheme available for download here.
Launched in 2002, the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is a national, not-for-profit organisation that is committed to developing a sustainable property industry for Australia by encouraging the adoption of green building practices. It is supported by both industry and governments across the country.
Download the GBCA Document on How to Claim your Green Star PVC Credit - updated by GBCA 6 May 2011.
The Council's objective is to promote sustainable development and the transition of the property industry by promoting green building programs, technologies, design practices and operations.
The GBCA Green Star Credit Scheme was developed to be a comprehensive, national, voluntary environmental rating scheme that evaluates the environmental design and achievements of buildings.
Best environmental practice PVC pipes and conduits are available from the following companies:
- Iplex Pipelines Pty Ltd
- Vinidex Systems & Solutions
- Australian Plastic Profiles
- Pipe King
- Pipemakers Australia Pty Ltd