To make it easier for builders to demonstrate that they meet the Greenstar Timber Credit requirements FSC Australia has released a short guidance document. The document provides clear information about how to make sure that the timber you are using is FSC certified. Source: Timberbiz
The Green Star ‘Timber’ credit aims to encourage environmentally responsible forest management.
Information regarding Green Star can be found on the Green Building Council Australia (GBCA) website at www.new.gbca.org.au
For a project to achieve the requirements of the Green Star ‘Timber’ Credit, at least 95% (by cost) of all timber used in a building and construction works must:
– Be certified by a forest certification scheme that meets GBCA’s ‘essential’ criteria for forest certification; or
– Come from a reused source, or
– Come from a combination of certified and reused sources.
Green Star definitions can be found on the GBCA website.