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This FACT indicates the Number of certified & registered green star rated projects in each state and territory. Green Star is a national, voluntary environmental rating system that evaluates the environmental design and construction of buildings. According to the Green Star website, the system was devised for use in the property industry, and to create a common set of criteria and standards for measuring the level of 'environmental friendliness' of buildings. A Green Star award recognises leadership in green design and development in the building industry, and promotes awareness and sustainable practices.
As of January 2014, 647 certified projects and 487 registered projects have been awarded Green Star status. The state with the highest number of green rated buildings is Victoria with 298, followed closely by New South Wales with 293. The state/territory with the least is the Northern Territory with 11.