The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) said last week that its third version of its Performance Standard has been recognized by the Green Building Council of Australia’s Green Star under its Responsible Products Framework.
The Green Star rating system was founded a decade ago and is recognized around the world as an important standard for grading healthy, resilient, positive buildings and places. The system was designed specifically for the Australian environment and provides independent assurance that the item rated aligns with Sustainable Development Goals. Green Star relies upon industry accepted initiatives and schemes to establish its standards.
The Green Star rating scale is utilized across four different categories, namely buildings, communities, interiors, and performance. ASI’s performance standard aligns with the buildings category, which grades the sustainable design and construction of schools, offices, universities, industrial facilities, public buildings, retail centers, and hospitals.
The ASI is a worldwide organization dedicated to setting industrial standards and certifications in the aluminium industry. The association brings together the various stakeholders in the aluminium industry in order to achieve objectives including sustainable production methods, material chain-of-custody procedures, recycling, social impacts related to aluminium production, and production standards.