Green Star Design & As Built NZ/ Interiors NZ v1.1 – have your say!

06 July 2021

In the two years since the launch of Green Star Design and As Built NZ, and Interiors NZ rating tools we’ve enjoyed increasing levels of interest evidenced by registrations and certifications across both private and public sector projects, from Healthcare and Retail to Industrial.

While the feedback has been positive and the flexible approach building types well received, it’s time to take on board, review and formalise some of the more detailed feedback so that we continue to evolve and stay relevant to the New Zealand building and construction sector.

We are pleased to announce that we are currently undertaking a review to develop v1.1 for Green Star Design and As Built NZ, and Interiors NZ and would like to invite you to join us.

Your feedback is important to us. If you have used the tool, will use it in the future, or if you have a professional interest in sustainable buildings and fitouts – we want to hear from you!


This round of consultation would mainly focus on troubleshooting based on your experience to date.

We have already addressed some of the issues via Technical Clarifications (TCs). We plan on incorporating these TQs into v1.1. To review these TQs and provide us any comments related to them along with the tool click here.

We have also updated the Stormwater credit, found here, and Sustainable Transport Performance pathway which can be found here.

A second round of public consultation will be initiated after the release of the v1.1 draft document.

Please address your comments to greenstarnz@nzgbc.org.nz by 1st August 2021 with the following information included.

· Criterion number and name

· Issues and comments

· Proposed solutions


We will be working under the new governance structure with our Expert Review Panels and Green Star Advisory Committee to release v1.1 in early 2022.

Thank you for your ongoing support. We’re looking forward to driving further improvements in Green Star Design and As Built NZ, and Interiors NZ. 2022 will be a huge year for sustainable buildings.