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GECA Hard Surfacing Standard recognised by GBCA for Green Star

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) will recognise products certified against Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA)’s Hard Surfacing Standard at Level A, entitling conforming products to 100% of available Green Star points. This standard sets an environmental performance benchmark for hard surfacing products such as natural stone, agglomerated stones, concrete paving units, terrazzo tiles, […]



BY jesse

February 1st, 2012


The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) will recognise products certified against Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA)’s Hard Surfacing Standard at Level A, entitling conforming products to 100% of available Green Star points.

This standard sets an environmental performance benchmark for hard surfacing products such as natural stone, agglomerated stones, concrete paving units, terrazzo tiles, ceramic tiles, clay tiles and glass tiles.

While many exceptional Green Star projects have featured tile or stone, there has been no opportunity to claim Green Star points for use of these products until now. With the Hard Surfacing Standard being recognised by the GBCA, GECA expects to see hard surface manufacturers opting for GECA certification and broadening the market to include a new range of surfaces available to Green Star projects that are eligible to earn full points.

GECA have partnered with the Australian Stone Advisory Association (ASAA) and the Australian Tile Council (ATC) to develop and promote the Hard Surfacing Standard.

GECA
geca.org.au


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