Green Star Recognised Provider

welcome to online learning by the Green Building Council of Australia this module will provide you with an overview of the green star recognized provider program explain why your organization should become a recognized provider outline the eligibility requirements detail how the program works and the audit process let's get started green star recognized providers are technical experts with experience in delivering green star projects or specific elements of green star projects they are validated by the gbta as proficient in meeting the criteria required for a green star project submission the aim of recognised provider status estimate the green star process simpler faster and more consistent recognized providers are validated for their ability to consistently deliver green star points by choosing an organization with recognized provider status project teams gain increased confidence in the outcomes of their green star submissions and provide less documentation in a submission recognized providers are required to undergo a validation process to verify the internal processes and procedures as well as regular audit process to ensure standards are maintained the GBC AE verifies organizational policies and quality assurance procedures to ensure that recognized providers meet the required quality criteria and they are audited regularly to confirm they continue to meet the criteria recognized provider status can be revoked if organizations fail to meet the criteria set by the GBC a only organizations can achieve recognised provider status it does not apply to individuals the recognized provider status is valid for three years from the awarding of the status why would my organisation become a recognized provider recognized provider provides organizations the opportunity to increase their profile improve their knowledge and address gaps in their quality assurance processes recognized provider is available to any GBC a member organization who can demonstrate their experience in delivering the police service towards an outcome and is designed to create competition I raised the standard of service in the industry so let's take a closer look at the Greenstar recognized provider program and the eligibility to be considered eligible to participate in the program your organization must be a member of the GBC a have at least one green star credits of professional must be able to demonstrate your experience with green star the GBC a will assess each recognized provider application on a case-by-case basis as part of the Quality Assurance process roles and capabilities are required to be described and checked by GBC a as demonstrating compliance for example senior engineer with experience in energy modeling may be identified as the person responsible with final sign-off should that engineer leave the organization will need to notify the GBC a of this change and seek a person with similar experience to keep the recognized provider status if they are unable to fill the role with a person with similar experience they would need to submit for an assessment of the change position or run the risk of losing their status an organization with recognized provider status will be able to reduce its involvement in putting together document heavy submissions and provide more value for their clients how does it work the organization applying must state what credits they want to be recognized provided for fill out a form and provide supporting documentation and pay fee for the recognition process this fee goes towards reviewing the application as well as covering the costs associated with ongoing auditing GBTA will then work with the organization to see if they have met the requirements for being recognized recognition is either accepted or not for the credits or credit elements targeted if the organization is accepted as being recognized then they will be issued with a formal response from the GBC a which will detail what the recognition means and what documentation needs to be provided in each project in lieu of full documentation as well as what is required for each order to project how do you apply this recognition in green star projects recognized providers stayed in their submission templates that they are using the recognized provider for their respective credit that they were awarded status on as well as include the Cir response and supporting documentation the details of what needs to be provided for the submission will be outlined in the Cir response so the organization will always be able to refer back to it the audit process following the successful achievement of recognized provider status an audit process will be put in place to allow the organisation to maintain its recognized provider status this process is straightforward GBC a will randomly audit one project every three years or audit one random project out of every five submissions whichever comes first again the details for what needs to be provided for this audit will have been outlined in the CIO response from the GBC a the organization will submit all data and documentation collected and stored as part of the approved methodology for the projects being audited GBC a review all the documentation submitted for the audits this will be done by a green star certified Assessor engaged by the GBC a if no issues are raised by the audit the organization will retain the recognized provider status if during the audit minor issues are raised these will be identified as minor non-compliances and the organization will be provided with feedback to rectify the issue if major issues are raised these will be identified as maj non-compliances and the organization will be provided with feedback to rectify the issues the organization will automatically be audited on the next projects they complete if major non-compliances are raised on to audits in a row the organization will lose their recognized provider status until they have successfully rectified their processes and go through the process of recognition again the results of the audit may mean there are issues that need to be addressed for the recognized provider status to be maintained if these issues are not addressed then the recognized provider status will be suspended until the organization has successfully rectified their processes and addressed these issues recognized providers are provided with a recognized provider logo to demonstrate their status as green star recognized providers the technical experts with experience in delivering green start projects and proficient in meeting the criteria required for a green star project submission in summary the aim of the recognized provider is to make the green start process simpler faster and more consistent in choosing a recognized provider project teams will gain increase confidence in the outcomes of the green star submissions for more information on green star recognized provider please contact the Green Building Council of Australia thank you

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