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

The 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
  • Energy Modelling auditing: $300 per project.
  • Innovation credit auditing: $100 per credit.
  • Project Inquiries (PIs): $100 per clarification. Each project receives 2 free Project Inquiries (PIs).
  • Credit Interpretation Requests (CIRs): $200 per clarification. Each project receives 2 free Credit Interpretation Requests (CIRs).

For more information, please email the Homestar team.

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