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FSC guidance for Greenstar Credits

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

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.