We offer a Checkpoint to Project Teams putting submissions together. Checkpoints give Project Teams an opportunity to submit up to 10 Credits at an early stage in the project to ensure that they are on track with their Green Star NZ submission. The NZGBC encourages all Project Teams to submit a Checkpoint to initiate dialogue between the NZGBC and the Project Team. The NZGBC will provide the Project Team with feedback in terms of the extent and formatting of documentation required for a successful Green Star assessment. It is hoped that by reviewing an early sample of documentation the final submission will meet the required standard and require minimal additional work beyond the first round of assessment.
We have found that Project Teams that go through the Checkpoint process are far more likely to have greater success in their round one assessment. After downloading and completing the checkpoint list below, please email it to email@example.com
NOTE: Checkpoints are not a technical review and positive feedback of the Checkpoint documentation will not guarantee that those points will be awarded during the assessment process.
When the full submission arrives, the NZGBC conducts a mandatory pre-assessment check in order to check that the submission is of a sufficiently robust nature to send out to the assessors. The check consists of a spot check of five credits. If three credits present inconsistencies, the submission will be sent back to the Project Team to amend. Once the three credits have been amended and resubmitted to the NZGBC, the submission will be formally accepted and sent out to assessors for review.
NOTE: it is highly recommended that if three or more credits have presented inconsistencies in the pre-assessment check, the Project Team should seek a peer review of the entire submission to ensure a higher round one score is received.
The Round one assessment meeting is attended by your Project Facilitator and two external Assessors only. Comments are then sent to the Accredited Professional responsible for the submission.
If a Round two assessment is required, please contact the NZGBC two weeks prior to submitting the Round two submission. The Round two assessment meeting is again attended by your Project Facilitator and the same two external Assessors.
Once the project has gone through the round two assessment, the assessors make a final recommendation regarding the rating to the Technical Sub Committee (TSC), based on the assessment outcome. The TSC then make a final ruling on the rating, and the NZGBC contacts the building owner confirming the certified rating.