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GSAS Certifications

GSAS Design & Build

GSAS Design & Build (GSAS-D&B) certification is intended to evaluate the sustainability of newly constructed or majorly renovated buildings, districts and infrastructures. GSAS Design & Build certification process consists of two stages:
Stage 1 obtaining the Provisional Design & Build Certificate in the form of Letter of Conformance (LOC) following the design phase; and,
Stage 2 pursuing the Conformance to Design Audit (CDA) during the construction phase. The successful completion of Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the certification process will qualify the project to obtain the final GSAS Design & Build Certificate.

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  GSAS Design & Build

Certification Process

Stage 1: Provisional Design & Build Certification

This provisional certification is achieved by obtaining the Provisional Design & Build Certificate in the form of Letter of Conformance (LOC) following the design phase. VIEW GSAS DESIGN & BUILD CERTIFICATION PROCESS

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PROJECT REGISTRATION

All projects seeking GSAS Design & Build certification must re-register the project with GSAS Trust using GSASgate and pay the associated fees for registration and visits for Design Conformance Audit (DCA) in order to activate the project account.

APPLY on GSASgate
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DESIGN STAGE ASSESSMENT

Upon activation of the project account, GSAS-CGP shall start to upload the required documentation on GSASgate for GSAS assessment and the verification by GSAS Trust.

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C

LOC STAGE COMPLETION

Following successful compliance of the project design deliverables with the requirements of the targeted GSAS criteria, the project shall receive Provisional GSAS Design & Build Certificate in the form of Letter of Conformance (LOC) indicating the targeted GSAS star rating.

VIEW GSAS-D&B PROVISIONAL CERTIFICATION FLOWCHART

Stage 2: Conformance To Design Audit (CDA)

During the construction phase, the project must meet the requirements of Conformance to Design Audit (CDA) to qualify for the final certification. VIEW GSAS DESIGN & BUILD CERTIFICATION PROCESS

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PROJECT REGISTRATION

All projects seeking the GSAS Design & Build certification must re-register with GSAS Trust using GSASgate and pay the associated fees for registration and visits for Design Conformance Audit (DCA) in order to activate the project account.

APPLY ON GSASgate
B

CONSTRUCTION STAGE ASSESSMENT

Upon activation of the project account, GSAS-CGP shall start to upload the required documentation on GSASgate for GSAS assessment and the verification by GSAS Trust.

READ GSAS TECHNICAL GUIDE
C

CONFORMANCE TO DESIGN AUDIT

During construction and commissioning, GSAS Trust shall conduct a number of audits. These audits will verify the validity of information provided during the design phase, as well as to ensure that the sustainability performance objective of the project is adequately met as per the issued LOC.

VIEW GSAS DESIGN & BUILD CERTIFICATION AUDIT PROCESS FLOWCHART
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CERTIFICATION COMPLETION

Following the successful compliance with CDA requirements, the project shall receive the final GSAS Design & Build Certificate indicating the awarded GSAS star rating. 

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