NZGBC has developed a new approach to streamline Built certification of buildings that are already Green Star NZ Design certified. Currently, a lot of the documentation submitted at the Built stage is very similar to that submitted at the Design stage. Under Built Streamlining, if the design of the building (as reviewed and certified in the Design assessment) has been constructed with no significant changes that would affect compliance with the credit criteria, then project teams can submit a signed statement that confirms this fact, in the place of full documentation. The purpose of the signed statements is NOT to remove the requirement for project teams to produce documentation, but rather to stop project teams having to spend time and resource on the collation of the as-built documentation into a Green Star submission.
A building which has been certified at Design stage may choose to go through the Built Streamlining approach for some or all of the eligible credits. The process is:
If you believe that credits other than those included in the lists should be eligible for Built Streamlining for your project, please contact NZGBC as we are happy to discuss this on a project specific basis. For example, if Not Applicable has been awarded at Design stage, it may be eligible for Built Streamlining.
If you are going to follow this approach it is strongly recommended that you meet with NZGBC staff at an early stage to discuss the process and the list of eligible credits. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a meeting.