Green Star is a voluntary sustainability rating system for buildings in Australia. It was launched in 2003 by the Green Building Council of Australia, of which GH Commercial is a member.
The Green Star rating system assesses the sustainability of projects at all stages of the built environment life cycle. Ratings can be achieved at the planning phase for communities, during the design, construction or fit out phase of buildings, or during the ongoing operational phase.
The system considers, assesses and rates buildings, fitouts and communities against a range of environmental impact categories, and aims to encourage leadership in environmentally sustainable design and construction, showcase innovation in sustainable building practices, and consider occupant health, productivity and operational cost savings.
All GH Commercial carpet products (modular and broadloom) are accredited for Green Star compliance by the Australian Carpet Institute’s Environmental Certification Scheme. The Environmental Certification Scheme (ECS) is a stringent, industry based, GBCA approved Third Party Certification body. Each individual commercial product is rated under the ECS and the test certificates are available for download via the product pages on this site. All Godfrey Hirst Modular products achieve ECS Level 4 (Green Star Level A) certification giving at least a minimum of 7 credit points.
Most of our luxury vinyl plank and hybrid flooring ranges are also accredited for Green Star compliance through their Global GreenTag Green Rate Level A certification, which also provides maximum Green Star points.