Certification fees

Homestar ratings are carried out by Homestar Assessors who negotiate their own Assessor Fees. As with any professional service, you should get several quotes and compare suppliers before engaging a Homestar Assessor to carry out your rating.

The fee calculator covers NZGBC’s Admin and Audit Fee. We’ve developed a calculator to provide a provisional cost. The key variables are:

  • Number of dwellings in project
  • Number of typologies in project


Homestar Pricing update 1 April 2020: As of 1 April 2020, the Homestar Admin and Audit fees have been updated to (i) extend the fixed fee member discount to projects with an Architectural Designers New Zealand (ADNZ) member involved, (ii) reduce the fees applied to single dwelling projects and (iii) reduce the fee per dwelling.

Admin and Audit Fees include:

  • Fixed admin fee - $0 for NZGBC members; $0 for projects with an Architectural Designers New Zealand (ADNZ) member involved; $295 for non-members
  • Admin fee per dwelling (applies from second dwelling in project only) - $100 for NZGBC members; $150 for non-members
  • Fee per typology - $695

Homestar Assessor working on your project will use this to register your project, and NZGBC will provide a confirmed cost once details are finalised.

Download the Homestar pricing calculator

Additional fees

There is an additional fee of $300 for auditing energy models. Please indicate when registering the project if you intend to submit an energy model. Each project may submit 2 Technical Questions for free, any after which will incur a fee of $200 each. If any additional auditing is required there may be further fees. For more information, please email the Homestar team.