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Green Star Rating

The single product is not green star rated itself.

In regard to windows they are rated as component in conjunction with the other building materials used in a project.

Miglas is able to supply solutions that support you to achieve green stars for your project. Work with us from the concept stage and we can help you to achieve a sustainable solution.

A Green Star Project

With Miglas windows and other materials the Council House 2, Melbourne CBD achieved a 6 green star rated building. A project rewarded for International Leadership in sustainable building development.

The Green Star Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is spreading the word about sustainable building materials.
Together with ecospecifier they create professional avenues and tools to show necessity of greener buildings and green evaluation.

Eco and health-preferable materials and technologies are the future. A 2007 survey showed that 70 of the respondents would pay more to occupy space designed with sustainable features. (Herald Sun, 20.August 2007)
Eco-friendly environments increase the health, motivation and results of employees and tenants or inhabitants in greener buildings.

What is Green Star?

Green star is the first comprehensive method for evaluating the environmental design of Australian buildings based on a number of criteria, including energy and water efficiency, quality of indoor environment and resource conservation.

What does the rating mean?

Green Stars Description
∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ Recognises and rewards Best Practise in building environmental initiatives
∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ Recognises and rewards Australian Excellence
∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ Recognises and rewards International Leadership

What are the green concerns?

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency tackles the aspect of energy waste by insufficient insulation and windows.

Material Use

The main aspects are reduction of PVC use, reduction of timber from native old growth forests to sustainable managed resources, especially FSC certified or recycled timber.

Indoor Environment

Reduction of the detrimental impact on occupant health from material off-gassing and sources of internal air pollution.

Green Star background?

Buildings have a significant impact on the environment, consuming 32% of the world’s resources, including 12% of its water and up to 40% of its energy.
Buildings also produce 40% of waste going to landfill and 40% of air emissions. In Australia commercial buildings produce 8.8% of the national greenhouse emissions.

It is time to act and Miglas contributes with sustainable, durable & low maintenance products.

For more information go to www.gbcaus.org and ask Miglas