Certification fees

Homestar ratings are carried out by Homestar Assessors who negotiate their own 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 Homestar certification fee calculator covers NZGBC’s administration and audit costs. We’ve developed a calculator to provide a provisional cost. The key variables are:

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

Fees include:

  • Fixed admin fee - $295
  • Admin fee per dwelling - $150 for members; $195 for non members
  • Fee per typology - $500

This would result in approximate fees per dwelling as shown in the table below (based on NZGBC member rate). 

# typologies\#dwellings

1 2 3-4 5-6 7-9 10-19 20-49 50 or more
1

$945

$548

$415

$309

$264

$230

$190

$166


2-4 $798 $582 $409 $335 $280 $215 $176
5-6 $709 $549 $430 $290 $206
7-9 $692 $530 $340 $226
10-14 $680 $415 $256
15-19 $540 $306
20-25 $665 $356

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 here

Additional fees

There maybe fees if additional auditing is required. For more information, please email the Homestar team.