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MAT-8 SUSTAINABLE TIMBER

Erratum

Timber schedule and specifications

Erratum Number
MAT8-E-OB1-743

Guidance
2013-10-10

On page 252 of the Green Star SA – Office v1 Technical Manual, in the Design column of the Documentation Requirements table, delete the Timber Schedule.

On page 253 of the Green Star SA – Office v1 Technical Manual, documentation requirements, description of documents, delete the Timber Schedule description in its entirety.

In addition, in the documentation requirements, description of documents, replace the Extract(s) from the specification(s) to read as follows: "Extract(s) from the specification(s) demonstrating Credit Criteria requirements, stipulating the timber source (i.e. FSC, recycled or reused) for each timber use (i.e. formwork, composite wood products, etc.) used to meet the Credit Criteria and that the evidence confirming compliance with the Credit Criteria (e.g. FSC Certificates) and receipts be kept and logged."

 

Technical Clarification

Chain of Custody - Alternative Documentation

Technical Clarification Number
MAT8-T-OB1-616

Guidance
2013-01-07

Where a contractor or sub-contractor on a project purchases FSC certified timber bundles intact which originate from an FSC Chain of Custody certified supplier, but have passed hands and ownership through non-FSC CoC certified suppliers, this is acceptable in terms of compliance with Green Star SA Mat-8 credit requirements provided that the following documentation is supplied and conditions are met.

• A full paper-trail of invoices and shipping documents are provided which tracks each bundle from the FSC CoC supplier to the project (contractor / sub-contractor).

• The paper-trail must state for each change of hands the bundle number and volume / number of pieces supplied.

• The bundles must remain intact, with the same volumes / number of pieces from the FSC CoC certified supplier to the project (contractor / sub-contractor).

• Confirmation of the original supplier’s FSC CoC certification must be provided for the specific product and specie claimed.

 

Erratum

Green Star SA - Office v1 Technical Manual: Page 252

Erratum Number
MAT08-E-OB1-480

Guidance
2012-04-10

On page 252 of the Office v1 Technical Manual, in the As Built column of the Documentation Requirements table, for the fourth bullet point, delete the text ‘including Chain of Custody Certificates’. The bullet point should thus simply read ‘Confirmation from contactor’

 

Technical Clarification

Documentation requirement - timber schedule

Technical Clarification Number
MAT8-T-OB1-0354

Guidance
2012-01-19

Where a timber schedule has been produced as part of the tender documentation for the project, this timber schedule must be submitted as part of the documentation submission for this credit as per the Documentation Requirements set out in the Green Star SA – Office v1 Technical Manual.

Where the project team has not produced a timber schedule as part of the tender documentation, but all timber uses in the project as well as the proposed material for each of those uses is detailed in the Extract(s) from Specification(s), the project team may omit the submission of a timber schedule and summarise the timber uses and proposed material for each use within the summary table contained in the Short Report.

 

Technical Clarification

Quantity surveyor report and short report

Technical Clarification Number
MAT8-T-OB1-0357

Guidance
2012-01-06

This Technical Clarification is applicable to Mat-3 Reused Materials, Mat-6 Steel, Mat-7 PVC Minimisation, Mat-8 Sustainable Timber, Mat-9 Design for Disassembly, Mat-10 Dematerialisation and Mat-11 Local Sourcing.
Where the ‘Documentation Requirements’ (for Design and As Built) request a ‘Short report’ and a ‘Quantity Surveyor report’, if the ‘Short report’ is prepared by the Quantity Surveyor, it is permitted that one consolidated report satisfying both ‘Documentation Requirements’ be submitted instead of two separate documents.

Where the ‘Short report’ is not prepared by the Quantity Surveyor (e.g. green building consultant, Accredited Professional, structural engineer etc.), both the ‘Short report’ and ‘Quantity Surveyor report’ must be submitted independently.

The purpose of the ‘Quantity Surveyor report’ is to validate data (e.g. quantities, costs, Project’s contract value etc.) referenced within the ‘Short report’.

 

Technical Clarification

Internal walls in Office areas

Technical Clarification Number
MAT8-T-OB1-0276

Guidance
2011-06-01

Where internal walls within Office areas are provided as part of the ‘base building provision’ (i.e. will not change based on tenant requirements), project teams may include these within the Green Star SA submission, but should ensure they are included consistently across the submission. (E.g. any timber used in these walls may need to be included in the MAT-8 credit.)

 

Erratum

Green Star SA - Office v1 Technical Manual: Page 252

Erratum Number
MAT8-E-OB1-0172

Guidance
2011-01-06

Documentation Requirements, description of documents, under the heading "Quantity Surveyor report (1)" first bullet delete "should it be replaced".

 

Erratum

Green Star SA - Office v1 Technical Manual: Page 252

Erratum Number
MAT8-E-OB1-0196

Guidance
2011-01-06

Documentation Requirements, description of documents, under the heading "Short report (2)" first bullet point change "timer" to "timber".

 

Erratum

Green Star SA - Office v1 Technical Manual: Page 252

Erratum Number
MAT8-E-OB1-0197

Guidance
2011-01-06

Documentation Requirements, descriptions of documents, move the second and third bullet points under "Quantity Surveyor report (1)" to become the second and third bullet points under "Short report (2)". "Quantity Surveyor report (1)" then only has one bullet point.

 

Technical Clarification

Formwork

Technical Clarification Number
MAT8-T-OB1-0069

Guidance
2010-05-14

Projects may not take into account reuse of a product within the same project (unless it is timber retained in a refurbishment), and the applicability to the credit is based upon the first use of the product in the project pursuing certification. The following criteria apply to timber formwork in a project for purposes of this credit:
- New formwork must be post-comsumer recycled or have Forest Stewardship Council certification.
- Formwork that has been previously used in another project and has been used in the registered project can be deemed reused.
- Formwork that is sourced new for the project that is not post-consumer recycled or Forest Stewardship Council certified, and was reused within this project cannot contribute to the credit.

 

Technical Clarification

FSC website

Technical Clarification Number
MAT8-T-OB1-0068

Guidance
2010-05-13

A current list of holders of the FSC chain-of-custody and management Certificate can be found on the following website:
http://www.fsc-info.org

 

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