Green Star & Wood Products - Lunch & Learn

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Discover the different methods of gaining Green Star credits using wood and wood products in the built environment. Topics of interest include chain of custody and forestry management certification schemes: indoor air quality issues for composite wood products, and easy ways of specifying and obtaining appropriate documentation for wood and wood products, in order to obtain credits.

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  • One example of the Although the developers were primarily interested in the cost and time savings associated with a wood building, climatechange was a critical part of the architect’s proposal to government. By using wood instead of the area’s usual concrete slab construction, he proposed to substantially reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere—through avoided emissions and because the building would continue storing carbon over its lifetime.Although two previous proposals for the site had been turned down, the energy savings alone earned Waugh a strong endorsement from local building authorities and the project was able to proceed.
  • Green Star & Wood Products - Lunch & Learn

    1. 1. Green Star and Wood Products<br />Maximising Green Star Ratings with Wood Products<br />
    2. 2. Learn more about wood at UTAS<br />Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood<br />Graduate Certificate in Timber (Processing & Building)<br />4 units, part time, online<br />Areas covered include:<br />Wood science<br />Design for durability and service for life<br />Timber as a renewable resource<br />Sustainable design and construction<br />Engineered wood products<br />International technologies and developments<br />Plus, selected topics of individual interest<br />More information: Associate Professor Greg Nolan <br />(03) 6324 4478 or enquiries@arch.utas.edu.auwww.csaw.utas.edu.au<br />
    3. 3. Learning Objectives<br />After this presentation you should be able to:<br /><ul><li>Understand the categories in which wood products can assist in gaining Green Star credits
    4. 4. Understand the ways in which wood products can potentially assist in gaining Green Star credits</li></ul>For architects - AACA Competencies:<br /><ul><li>Design
    5. 5. Documentation</li></li></ul><li>Disclaimer<br />Green Star is a registered mark of GBCA<br />This presentation is the opinion of WoodSolutions™ and not endorsed by GBCA <br />For detailed technical information refer to the relevant technical manuals<br />Tools, technical manuals and clarifications are subject to change<br />Decisions regarding awarding of credits are at the sole discretion of GBCA<br />
    6. 6. This Presentation<br />Green Star Ratings Overview<br />Tools and credit categories<br />Management<br />Indoor Environment Quality<br />Materials<br />Innovation<br />Points summary<br />
    7. 7. Green Star Ratings Overview<br />Green Star Credit Categories<br />Green Star Tool<br />
    8. 8. Green Star Rating Tools<br />Current tools:<br />Education v1<br />Healthcare v1<br />Industrial v1<br />Multi Unit Residential v1<br />Office v3<br />Office Interiors v1.1<br />Retail Centre v1<br />Office Design v2 & Office As Built v2<br />
    9. 9. Green Star Ratings Tools<br />PILOT / under development:<br />Custom - Pilot<br />Convention Centre Design - Pilot<br />Public Building - Pilot<br />Communities – Under Development<br />Existing buildings – Under Development<br />
    10. 10. Green Star Credit Categories<br />Green Star Credit Categories:<br />Management<br />Indoor Environment Quality<br />Energy<br />Transport<br />Water<br />Materials<br />Land Use & Ecology<br />Emissions<br />Innovation<br />
    11. 11. Category: Management<br />Points can be earned in each of the following:<br />Man 1: Green Star Accredited Professionals<br />Man 7: Waste Management<br />Man 10: Learning Materials (Education v1)<br />
    12. 12. Management: Green Star Professional <br />Man-1: Green Star Accredited Professional<br />WoodSolutions CPD<br />(Maybe) coming soon towww.woodsolutions.com.au/learn<br />Wood and Sustainable Building<br />Wood as Resource<br />Lightweight Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort<br />
    13. 13. Management: Waste Management<br />Man-7: Waste Management <br />≥ 60% reused/recycled = 1 point<br />≥ 80% reused/recycled = 2 points<br />Demolition and construction structural and packaging timber readily diverted for: <br />Reuse<br />Recycling<br />Renewable energy<br />www.timberstewardship.org.au<br />
    14. 14. Management: Waste Management<br />www.timberstewardship.org.au<br />
    15. 15. Wood Reuse , Repair & Recycling Facilities – Sydney<br />Kennedys Aged Timber, QLD<br />Australian Architectural Hardwoods, Kempsey<br />Kimbriki<br />WSN Belrose<br />Blacktown Waste Services<br />WSN Seven Hills<br />WSN Ryde<br />CHEP<br />WSN Artarmon<br />ANL/WSN Eastern Creek<br />WSN Auburn<br />Veolia Horsley Park<br />Reefway<br />Loscam<br />SITA Elizabeth Drive<br />Abbey Pallets<br />Ironwood<br />Brandown<br />WSN Chullora<br />Metropolitan Demolitions<br />Veolia Greenacre<br />Alexandria Landfill<br />Benedicts Chipping Norton<br />ANL Badgerys Creek<br />Enviropallets<br />Banksmeadow<br />WSN Rockdale<br />Heritage Building Centre<br />Glenfield<br />WSN Jacks Gully<br />Wood reuse / recycling<br />WSN Lucas Heights<br />Camden Soil Mix<br />Wood pallet reuse / repair<br />Wood shredding (recycling untreated / uncoated solid timber)<br />Thors Hammer, ACT<br />Nullabor Timber, Delta, Urban Salvage etc VIC<br />Direct Pallets<br />Advance Pallets<br />
    16. 16. Waste Management: Reuse<br />
    17. 17. Waste Management: Recycling<br />D&R Henderson - Vic<br />EMRC & Laminex - WA<br />
    18. 18. Waste Management: Recycling<br />
    19. 19. Waste Management: Renewable energy<br />
    20. 20. Management: Learning Resources<br />Green Star Education v1<br />Man-10 : Learning Resources<br />1 point<br />Awarded for signage etc. displaying three measurable environmental attributes<br />One must be water and another energy <br />One can be lower carbon footprint of the building by using wood<br />
    21. 21. Management: Learning Resources<br />Greenhouse gases emitted in the manufacture of building materials used in a range of construction components for a single storey house in Sydney, Australia. Source: Forests, Wood and Australia’s Carbon Balance (2006)<br />
    22. 22. Management: Learning Resources<br />Greenhouse gases emitted in the manufacture of building materials used in a range of construction components for a single storey house in Sydney, Australia. Source: Forests, Wood and Australia’s Carbon Balance (2006)<br />
    23. 23. Category: Indoor Environment Quality<br />Points are potentially available in:<br />IEQ: Volatile Organic Compounds<br />IEQ: Formaldehyde Minimisation<br />
    24. 24. IEQ: Volatile Organic Compounds<br />Paints<br />Wood veneer panels clear coatings <br />Adhesives / Sealants<br />Veneer panels adhesives <br />Carpets / Floor covering<br />Solid timber floor coatings<br />Laminate flooring adhesives<br />
    25. 25. IEQ: Formaldehyde Minimisation<br />Composite wood products:<br />Plywood, particleboard and MDF<br />Does not include:<br />Any composite wood used in exterior (e.g. façade) <br />Formwork<br />Internal car park<br />Reused items<br />Raw timber<br />Does not mention:<br />LVL (laminated veneer lumber), I-beams, <br />
    26. 26. IEQ: Formaldehyde Minimisation<br />Low-emission formaldehyde OR No emission formaldehyde – 1 point<br />All composite wood products used in the project must be in accordance with these requirements.<br />Basically:<br />MDF and plywood <1.0 mg/l (max)<br />Particleboard <1.5 mg/L (max)<br />
    27. 27. IEQ: Formaldehyde Minimisation<br />
    28. 28. IEQ: Formaldehyde Minimisation<br />Office Interiors V3.3<br />Additional 1 point for: <br />≤ 0.3 mg/L (mean) – 0.4 mg/L (max)<br />Same limit for all composite wood products<br />Japanese standard and test method F**** [F4star]<br />Regarded as most stringent standard in the world<br />All Australian-made structural, marine, external plywood and LVL would meet<br />
    29. 29. IEQ: Formaldehyde Minimisation<br />
    30. 30. IEQ: Formaldehyde Minimisation<br />“Please be aware that the GBCA has moved away from all references to ‘E grades’ (e.g. E1, E0, Super E0) and now refers to compliance according to the emission limit values only.”<br />
    31. 31. Category: Materials (MAT)<br />Building Reuse<br />Timber<br />Design for Deconstruction<br />Fitout:<br />Furniture<br />Flooring<br />Assemblies<br />
    32. 32. MAT: Building Reuse<br />Building Reuse – 6 points<br />
    33. 33. MAT: Building Reuse <br />© James Pierce & Associates<br />© Frank M Mason & Co Pty Ltd<br />© Expedia Inc<br />
    34. 34. MAT: Sustainable Timber / Timber<br />
    35. 35. MAT: Timber<br />2 points available for projects registered before 1st January 2010<br />≥ 95% (by cost) of timber must be either: <br />FSC certified<br />Reused/recycled timber<br />or a combination of the above<br />
    36. 36. MAT: Timber<br />1 point only available for projects registered from 1st January 2010<br />≥ 95% (by cost) of timber must be either: <br />PEFC certified<br />FSC certified<br />Reused/recycled timber<br />or a combination of the above<br />Criteria for two points - pending<br />
    37. 37. MAT: Timber - PEFC<br />PEFC – Programme for Endorsement of Forests Certification <br />Endorses schemes in North America, Europe, Malaysia<br />Endorses Australian Forestry Certification Scheme’s Australian Forestry Standard (AFS)<br />
    38. 38. MAT: Timber - FSC<br />FSC – Forest Stewardship Council<br />Big in New Zealand, Canada, South America, Europe<br />Active in Indonesia (MoU with LEI)<br />Interim Australian forest management Standard<br />Certifies small area of plantations (mostly for pulp/paper) in Australia<br />
    39. 39. MAT: Timber – PEFC vs FSC<br />Equivalence for legality and sustainability recently reconfirmed by independent reviews for UK, German Governments <br />PEFC and FSC both accepted by Italian Green Building Council<br />
    40. 40. MAT: Timber – Chain of Custody (CoC)<br />“Refer to the relevant forest certification scheme's CoC guidelines/standard for guidance on how to provide CoC documentation that will meet credit criteria”<br />Fundamental difference in CoC:<br />PEFC CoC based on suitable marking<br />FSC CoC based on ownership<br />
    41. 41. MAT: Timber – Chain of Custody (CoC)<br />
    42. 42. MAT: Timber – Chain of Custody (CoC)<br />PEFC / AFCS - Suitable marking<br />Pack marking<br />Pack marking suitable for:<br />Bulk structural timber and plywood<br />Formwork<br />Raw particleboard / MDF panels<br />
    43. 43. MAT: Timber – Reused timber<br />Deconstructed houses warehouses, wool stores<br />Bridges<br />Power poles<br />
    44. 44. MAT: Timber – Reused formwork<br />Shifting and reusing from one job to the next<br />Recognised as “reuse” under previous Technical Clarification<br />
    45. 45. MAT: Design for Disassembly<br />1 point<br /><ul><li>Timber framed buildings can be readily designed to be disassembled
    46. 46. Specify screws and bolts instead of glues and nails</li></li></ul><li>MAT: Design for Disassembly<br />
    47. 47. MAT: Fitout products<br />e.g. Flooring, joinery, wall assemblies <br />Material calculators<br />Current system:<br />To get points must meet either:<br />Recognised standards by recognised bodies:<br />i.e. a “certified product”<br />e.g. Panel standard of GECA<br />OR Criteria in materials calculators<br />Note - A product that is not certified could achieve 100% of available points in Material Calculators.<br />
    48. 48. MAT: Fitout products<br />Flooring, furniture, assemblies<br />Future System<br />From early 2011 <br />To get points these must meet revised criteria in materials calculators<br />
    49. 49. MAT: Fitout products - criteria<br />Criterion 1: Re-used items<br />Criterion 2: Product stewardship<br />Criterion 3: Certified products<br />Criterion 4: Re-used, recycled or certified content<br />Criterion 5: Environmental management systems<br />
    50. 50. MAT: Fitout products - criteria<br />Criterion 3: Certified products<br />A “certified product” is a product that meet GBCA recognised standards by GBCA recognised bodies:<br />E.g. Raw Panel standard of GECA, <br />Note - A product that is not certified could achieve 100% of available points in Material Calculators.<br />
    51. 51. MAT: Fitout products - criteria<br />Criterion 4: Re-used, recycled or certified content<br />PEFC or FSC certified wood products (with CoC) are recognised as “certified content”<br />
    52. 52. MAT: Fitout – Calculators <br />
    53. 53. Category: Innovation (INN)<br />Not a weighted category<br />Goes onto your points as they are earnt<br />Possible 1 point available<br />
    54. 54. INN: Environmental Design Initiatives<br />1 point<br /><ul><li>Whole-of-building life cycle assessment (LCA)
    55. 55. LCA recognises the embodied GHG emissions from construction materials (and their transport)
    56. 56. Currently not in the scope of all materials in Green Star tools</li></li></ul><li>INN: Environmental Design Initiatives<br />
    57. 57. INN: Environmental Design Initiatives<br />Carbon calculators can be used to estimate:<br />Amount of carbon(and carbon dioxide) stored in the building<br />Avoided carbon emissions from using wood instead of alternatives<br />e.g. NZ Wood<br />
    58. 58. Points summary<br />
    59. 59. Weightings<br />
    60. 60. Learn more about wood at UTAS<br />Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood<br />Graduate Certificate in Timber (Processing & Building)<br />4 units, part time, online<br />Areas covered include:<br />Wood science<br />Design for durability and service for life<br />Timber as a renewable resource<br />Sustainable design and construction<br />Engineered wood products<br />International technologies and developments<br />Plus, selected topics of individual interest<br />More information: Associate Professor Greg Nolan <br />(03) 6324 4478 or enquiries@arch.utas.edu.auwww.csaw.utas.edu.au<br />
    61. 61. More Information<br />

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