Homestar v5 consultation

Homestar is becoming more and more successful. The last year was the biggest ever year for the standard, as thousands of homes were registered.

But we know, working with you, we can make Homestar even better.

That's why we’ve opened a consultation on the next version of Homestar.

The feedback you provide will help us to refine and improve Homestar, and will inform the changes we make for the new revised version, which will be released in the coming months.

Our homes, buildings and the built environment have a vital role to play in the response to some of the biggest issues faced by our country and the world. Our health and well-being, climate change, urbanisation, equity and poverty will all be influenced significantly by the way we build, renovate and live in our homes and buildings, and how we plan our communities.

Against this background, we’d very much welcome your views on the draft Homestar v5 technical manual.

Please provide your views by 19 March using the survey form here.

You may find it useful to read this discussion document on the draft technical manual, and this modelling report, carried out by eCubed.

Homestar is owned, together, by all of us in the green building movement who want homes in Aotearoa to be healthy, warm, dry places for New Zealanders to thrive in. This consultation will be a key way to make sure we're doing our utmost to achieve this vision. 

We've had some great feedback so far, for the initial consultation rounds, and lots of it. You can read all about the feedback we received here.