Brian Wilkinson from GBCSA, Rudolf Pienaar from Growth Point and Brent Wiltshire from Old Mutual Properties discuss how the industry can ensure that the 4 star green rating for buildings becomes the norm rather than the aspiration.
What is a rating tool?
A green building rating tool sets standards and benchmarks for green building, and enables an objective assessment to be made as to how “green” a building is. The rating system sets out a “menu” of all the green measures that can be incorporated into a building to make it green. Points are awarded to a building according to which measures have been incorporated, and, after appropriate weighting, a total score is arrived at, which determines the rating. [source: http://www.gbcsa.org.za/greenstar/greenstar.php]