Homestar® v4

The launch of version 4, in July 2017, will be a significant event. It provides an opportunity to thank the sector for their extensive input. It is also a time to note that as our communities become denser and we live in closer proximity to one another, better standards for our homes ensure improved sound insulation, lower bills, more warmth and better health outcomes for New Zealanders.

NZGBC will release checklists for 6 Homestar Built Rating shortly.

Homestar v4 includes innovation challenges that will be periodically published by NZGBC to address specific issues for which we would like to encourage innovative solutions. The first innovation challenges will be published shortly and cover areas such as affordability, highly efficient appliances, and construction project procurement. If you would like to suggest an innovation challenge, please contact us at

If you are planning a development and considering volume certification, please contact us at

We will be holding launch events around the country: Auckland 25th July, Wellington 1st August, Tauranga 3rd August, Queenstown 8th August, Christchurch 9 th August. Further information

The following organisations are proud sponsors of version 4:

Platinum Sponsors: Viridian, Pink Batts and Green Gorilla

Gold Sponsors: Carters, Panuku Development Auckland, Auckland Council, Marmoleum, EECA, Resene, Watercare and Housing New Zealand Corporation.

We are in discussions with other sponsors and supporters. If you would like to be involved in the future of housing and better quality homes, do be in touch. Email us on

Download the presentation here.

Are you a builder or developer?

View the technical manual here

Download the 6 Homestar Checklist for Standalone Homes here

Download the 6 Homestar Checklist for Terrace Homes here

Download the 6 Homestar Checklist for Apartments here

Register a project here

Ask us about volume certification here

Registered on an earlier version and want to move to v4? Contact us here

Are you a buyer and want a quality home?

See a list of builders and developers that have delivered projects here

Why build to homestar?