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Demystifying rating tools and certifications: Green Star, WELL and GreenTag - How to speed up your specifications and procurement while improving your project ratings

Attend this panel event at the ICC Sydney, a discussion between Global GreenTag and the International WELL Building Institute - part of the Beyond Building Boundaries program for ArchiBuild Expo and Design Show Australia ..

This panel for the Beyond Building Boundaries program for ArchiBuild Expo and Design Show Australia will be led David Baggs, CEO, Technical Director and Co-founder of Global GreenTag International and guest panellist Devan Valenti, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific and moderated by Tyann Scott, GreenTag's Global Sales and Business Development Manager.

Starting at 3.00pm on June 14 in Theatre 1, entry to the event is free - register with ArchiBuld Expo

In the sea of product certifications and ecolabels the market has been only too aware of some of the overwhelm and confusion that has been experienced in the process of understanding differences between certifications. In this discussion we explore the complexities of seeking the correct certifications and ensuring alignment with the current Building Rating tools they apply to. We also discuss what ensures the correct certification pathways are followed to ensure viable ESG outcomes and practices.

Devan Valenti

This panel discussion sets out to:

🌳 Clear some of the points of confusion in specification and procurement that is commonly experienced.

🌳 Identify and define differences between product certifications, declarations and verifications and their values on Green Star and WELL projects.

🌳 Advise on best courses for projects to take through each phase of a development to improve ratings and maximise best practice product selection.

David Baggs
Tyann Scott


Based in Sydney, Devan is with the Asia Pacific team of WELL, where he provides technical and market development support to stakeholders across the region. Devan works alongside organisations to unlock the opportunities afforded by the WELL Building Standard and ensure that they remain at the forefront of the global health and well-being movement.

With a career spanning across three continents, Devan has worked exclusively in sustainability-related roles for leading private and not-for-profit organisations. Prior to joining IWBI, Devan was responsible for managing the largest overhaul in Green Star's 20-year history, a three-year journey that involved input from over 2,000 key stakeholders. This experience deepened his knowledge on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) drivers within the property sector, as well as developed his ability to identify effective responses to capitalise on their opportunities and mitigate their risks. He now focuses on the intersection between rating tools and ESG to deliver successful outcomes for those looking to pursue WELL.

Devan has a Master's degree in economic management sciences, in which his thesis focused on designing effective policy mechanisms to attract global investment into the clean energy sector. This qualification proved helpful when Devan worked as a senior sustainability consultant on some of Australia's most ambitious net zero carbon projects and precincts.


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