Green Star is an internationally-recognised rating system for the design, construction and operation of buildings, fitout and communities.
Why Green Star?
Add Value, Create Trust and Reduce Risk
Green Star is a tool to support stakeholders in the property and construction sectors to design, construct and operate projects in a more sustainable, efficient and productive way. It provides tenants with a trusted mark of independent verification to support decision-making.
Choosing Green Star can help you save money, create a healthy place for people, minimise your environmental footprint and build a better future for us all.
For more information on current Green Star rating tools, please visit any of the following pages:
- Green Star - Design & As Built NZ
- Green Star - Interiors NZ
- Green Star - Performance NZ
- Green Star - Communities
- Green Star - NZ Legacy Tools (v2009 & v3)
What does Green Star take into account?
To rate a building or fitout's overall environmental impact, Green Star rating tools award points across nine categories: Energy, Water, Materials, Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ), Transport, Land Use & Ecology, Management, Emissions, and Innovation.
To evaluate the sustainability attributes of a community, Green Star - Communities awards points across five categories: Governance, Liveability, Economic Prosperity, Environment, and Innovation.
The point scores achieved by a project correspond to the following Green Star certified ratings:
Please note, only Green Star - Performance projects can achieve a rating less than 4 Star 'Best Practice'.