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Green Star + Instyle

Blog
07/08/2018

Green Star is a certification for buildings that comply with the Green Building Council of Australia’s rating tool.

While there is no Green Star rating for products, products that meet the rating tool criteria can contribute points to a building’s Green Star rating.

The following products from Instyle can contribute points in the sustainable products and indoor environment quality categories.

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS

Recycled Content Products

Instyle offers various products made with recycled content including:

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Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)

The following acoustic products have an EPD.

Third Party Certification

Certified products will achieve a score of 100%, 75% and 50% (Level A, B or C respectively) in the material calculators. The Green Building Council recognises the following furniture standards:

  • Greentag
  • Australasian Furnishing Research and Development Institute (AFRDI)
  • Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA)
  • The Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability (MTS)

The following acoustic products achieve Greentag Level A Certification, which achieves maximum Green Star points.

For certified furniture, any textile or leather can be used because they are almost always under 10% by weight of a furniture item. The Green Star rating tool states “Where at least 90% of an item’s total mass is certified to a GBCA-recognised standard, the item can be entered as a certified product at Level A, B or C”.

Please Note: The GECA Textile Standard is not recognised by the Green Building Council.

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Stewardship Programs

Product stewardship programs encourage the effective reduction, reuse, recycling or recovery of products.

Instyle has a stewardship program in place for:

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INDOOR ENVIRONMENT QUALITY

Volatile Organic Compounds

Low-VOC furniture can contribute points in the Green Star rating tool. The following Instyle products are certified low VOC and meet the Green Star emission requirements:

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