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Sustainable Design Scorecard v7

Posted in Models by Ferne Edwards on February 11th, 2009

Established in 1999, and focusing on the planning approvals process, the Sustainable Design Scorecard (SDS) is intended to assess and quantify the environmental performance of non-residential developments throughout Victoria. Sustainable Design Scorecard v6 represents a new milestone for this valuable resource with a new, cleaner look and higher required scores, albeit with a greater number of options to achieve the target in each Environmental Category.

As part of the Sustainable Design Assessment in the Planning Process (SDAPP) programme the Scorecard is complemented by its online sister tool, STEPS ( that assesses the environmental performance of residential developments. The Scorecard and STEPS have been developed by the Cities of Port Phillip and Moreland to enable designers and Council officers to assess all building types with the view of reducing their environmental impacts. These easy to use self-assessment tools are free and available for anyone anywhere to use.

This version of the Scorecard supersedes all previous electronic and paper-based variations, and while individual organisations can set their own thresholds, it is recommended that no older versions be accepted beyond April 2009.

For more information please contact your Council, the City of Port Phillip, or visit

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