Science and Engineering Centre
What do five stars mean?
The Green Star system awards points to buildings based on their energy efficiency as well as other factors.
A five star building must have on-site energy generation, which can include renewable energy sources such as wind, solar power, and geothermal energy.
To meet the 5 star requirements SEC has adopted a tri-generational system, which is a system that efficiently utilises fuel by heating or cooling a building while also generating energy.
A five star building should also innovate technologically, and use advanced systems to track, report and manage energy usage throughout the building.
A five star building should minimise its impact on the environment while still providing a comfortable environment for the people inside.
Some local resources:
Green Buildings Alive: http://greenbuildingsalive.com/
Green Building Council Australia: http://www.gbca.org.au/green-star/
Clean Energy Future (Aust. Government): http://www.cleanenergyfuture.gov.au/helping-business/