Other Building Types

NZGBC is now able to rate all types of buildings. The currently piloted Green Star New Construction and Green Star Interiors are designed for any typology and will supersede the need for Green Star Custom tools.

Green Star – Custom

NZGBC has developed a Custom rating tool framework which utilises the current pool of Green Star credits to create tailored rating tools for specific projects. This framework enables a wider range of buildings to use Green Star and achieve certification.

The credits and criteria are based on the current suite of Green Star credits, but some new credits may be created depending on a project’s needs. The framework enables the creation of a rating tool tailored to a project's specific space types, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.

Green Star – New Construction NZ Pilot

Green Star – New Construction submission guidelines were developed as Green Star – Design & As Built by the Green Building Council of Australia for all buildings (except for single-residential homes and carparks). Buildings in New Zealand which cannot be rated under Green Star - Version 3 are able to use Green Star – New Construction NZ Pilot instead.

NZGBC commits to working extra closely with project teams for any technical support required during the Pilot phase.

  • For more information on the NZGBC's plans for the delivery of Green Star – New Construction, please visit the page, Updating Green Star.


The fees for either approach differ to the standard Green Star certification fees, as they will include NZGBC's involvement tailored to each individual project. Please contact us for more information.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about rating your project using either approach, please contact Andrea Davison on (09) 951 0747 or andrea.davison@nzgbc.org.nz.