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Get GreenSmart accreditation

A project with GreenSmart project accreditation demonstrates to the growing green market and industry that you offer environmentally responsible home building and/or land development services. Approved projects can be showcased in your marketing materials and entered into awards. HIA members are invited to submit projects for consideration.

How to get your project accredited

Accreditation for projects is available to individuals and businesses who have completed GreenSmart Professional Training. Once training is finalised you can submit a project (preferably still in the design stage so any suggested changes can be made) for consideration.

GreenSmart Projects must demonstrate a commitment to creating minimal environmental impact or achieve net environmental improvement for the environment. All GreenSmart Projects incorporate responsible environmental practice in a range of key areas including:

  • Improving energy efficiency
  • Reducing water usage
  • Resource efficiency
  • Reducing waste

GreenSmart accreditation covers four categories:

GreenSmart House

HIA GreenSmart House is a new home. It must demonstrate that it has been designed and constructed in accordance with a range of realistic and achievable principles that will deliver a comfortable and healthy home for its occupants and will help conserve the earth’s resources. Major alterations and additions to an existing home may also be considered. 
Download HIA GreenSmart House Protocol (480KB)

GreenSmart Residential Community

HIA GreenSmart Residential Community may be a new Greenfield subdivision or an urban infill (brownfield) subdivision project. The Residential Community must demonstrate a commitment to creating minimal environmental impact or achieve net environmental improvement for the environment.
Download HIA GreenSmart Residential Community Protocol 2014 (156KB)

GreenSmart Residential Development

HIA GreenSmart Residential Development is a residential building project, such as an apartment building or multi-unit housing project, in either a greenfield or infill location. The Residential Development must demonstrate that it has been designed and constructed with a commitment to delivering a comfortable, healthy and resource efficient home for its occupants while creating minimal environmental impact and/or achieving net environmental improvement for the environment. 
Download HIA GreenSmart Residential Development Protocol 2014 (90KB )

GreenSmart Village

HIA GreenSmart Village comprises a group of homes (display village) that incorporate responsible environmental practice in a range of areas including: improving resource efficiency, improving environmental performance on housing construction sites and reducing waste brought together in a formal display village open to the public. 
Download HIA GreenSmart Village Protocol 2014 (97KB )

See GreenSmart accredited projects

See a showcase of approved GreenSmart accredited projects

Submit a project or get more information

Find out about GreenSmart Professional Training

Email the GreenSmart team or call 1300 650 620