Green Star Transport Credit Assessment
PDC Consultants have demonstrated success and experience in promoting sustainability credentials of developments and sustainable travel choices through our contribution towards Green Star accreditation.
Launched and managed by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), Green Star is a voluntary sustainability rating scheme for buildings, fitouts and communities. GBCA state their aims to transform the built environment by reducing the impact of climate change, enhancing health and quality of life, and restoring and protecting our planet’s biodiversity and ecosystems.
PDC Consultants has worked on behalf of several major developers across New South Wales in the development of documentation necessary for Green Star accreditation, specifically focussing on the Sustainable Transport Credit of said applications.
Sustainable travel forms a significant consideration in the assessment of a development’s sustainable credentials. Across the four rating systems offered by GBCA, the Sustainable Transport Credit accounts for approximately 10% of a development’s total score. As such, the services of a suitably qualified traffic and transport engineer can reap rewards and help you on the way to achieving the Green Star rating that sets you apart from your competitors.
During recent liaison with Green Star, PDC Consultants contributed towards the development of a bespoke means of assessing a site’s walkability, ensuring a fairer and more transparent means of assessment could be adopted for sites across NSW. Through detailed assessment of a site’s ability to cater for sustainable travel, PDC Consultants has helped our clients increase their rating through demonstrating sustainability credentials to GBCA via development of Travel Plans, Transport Access Guides, Amenity Maps and Transport Assessments.
The PDC team’s experience in the four Green Star rating systems ensures design advice can be given to maximise your rating prior to submission to Green Star, ensuring no surprises during assessment and the highest possible score for your development.