Our annual Products and Materials Forum offered a packed programme with useful updates for product and material suppliers, designers and specifiers. Attendees got an in-depth briefing on how products and materials are recognised in the Green Star and Homestar rating tools.
Products and materials in Green Star / Homestar rating tools
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
Cyrielle Durand, Business Development Manager, FSC, provided an overview on FSC. View presentation.
EPDs – what is the progress on Environmental Product Declarations and what should suppliers be aware of?
John McArthur, Director, Australasian EPD Programme, talked about the process of developing an EPD; what people need to prepare, what you can expect and how to use an EPD to improve your environmental impact. View presentation
Case study - Metlifecare, NZ’s first Homestar-rated retirement village complex
Peter Kerrigan, Design Manager, Metlifecare, explained why they decided to get a Homestar rating and the kind of products that are important in a retirement home. View presentation
Homestar Assessor Sam Dallimore from Envirospec. The rating process and how material selection played a role in the rating. View presentation
Case study - Auckland Council’s Green Star retrofit and the circular economy model office
Andrew Walters, Acting Sustainability Manager, Auckland Council, gave an overview on the project focusing on the strategy and approach to materials – including material re-use, selection and measuring environmental benefit. View presentation.