The Australian Green Infrastructure Council (AGIC) has launched the Infrastructure Sustainability Rating Scheme, the nation’s first rating scheme for sustainable infrastructure projects. The scheme is comprised of a rating tool, assessment process, education and training programs.
The scheme measures the sustainability of infrastructure projects across the triple bottom line of economic, environmental and social criteria. It evaluates sustainability across design, construction and operation of infrastructure.
AGIC’s scheme can be applied to a broad range of infrastructure types, including roads, bridges, ports, harbours, airports, energy infrastructure, water storage and supply, communication transmission and distribution.
The tool has been welcomed by the Green Building Council of Australia.
“Rewarding leadership in sustainability drives the uptake of more sustainable processes, fosters innovation and encourages emerging new markets,” says Romilly Madew, Green Building Council of Australia CEO.
The rating tool uses a 100 point scale to measure performance. Scores from 75 to 100 are eligible to apply for a ‘Leading’ rating, via a self-assessment, independent verification and certification process.
Find AGIC’s rating scheme here: http://www.agic.net.au/ISratingscheme1.htm
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