Developed by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), Green Star is an independent, voluntary and holistic rating system for sustainable buildings and communities.
Green Star provides guidance for building and community owners and developers in setting sustainability goals, and provides independent verification that these goals have been achieved through the Green Star certification scheme.
Green Star assesses buildings and communities against a range of environmental criteria such as water management, energy use and the selection of sustainable materials for construction.
Social and economic sustainability criteria are also assessed including access to education facilities, affordable housing, and the provision of high quality digital infrastructure to support local business.
Where a building or community is recognised as achieving great sustainability outcomes, it is rewarded by GBCA with a Green Star certification of:
As the urban planning authority responsible for Bowden, Renewal SA has not only set an impressive 5 Star Green Star certification mandate for buildings across the community, but also exceeded this benchmark by achieving a 6 Star Green Star rating for the Bowden community itself.
Bowden also has the highest concentration of Green Star residential buildings in Australia, so as a resident you can be confident that your community is: