International Rating Tools

Energy Systems & Sustainable Living

There are are two key types of building rating tools.

Design Based Rating Tools: Design based rating tools assess the potential environmental impact of new buildings and retrot buildings based on their design attributes.

These ratings are assessed based on design documents, or as-built documentation, and are often referred to as ‘Design’ and ‘As-built’ ratings. An Australian rating tool for assessing design elements is Green Star. Others include LEED (US Equivalent) and BREEAM (UK Equivalent).

Performance Rating Tools: Performance based tools assess the actual performance of a building in operation. For example, the National Australian Built Environmental Rating System (NABERS) Energy.

International Rating Tools

There are a numerous rating tools worldwide

Complex System of International Rating Tools Reed, R., et. al., 2011, International comparison of sustainable rating tools – An Update

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Major assessment tools

  • Australia: Nabers / Green Star / BASIX (in NSW only)
  • Brazil: AQUA / LEED Brasil
  • Canada: LEED Canada / Green Globes / Built Green Canada
  • China:…

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