Latest on Green Star Buildings update

26 May 2023

Get ready - consultation on the latest version of Green Star is coming this July. 

Work is underway to develop the next version of Green Star - Green Star Buildings. Due to eventually replace Green Star Design & As Built, Green Star Buildings paves the way for even better, more sustainable buildings with greater inclusion of nature-based solutions, inclusive design, social procurement, responsible materials and embodied carbon reduction.

Since our initial industry consultation last year, the team has been busy working through feedback and has formed six Expert Reference Panels to assess the technical details of each credit and ensure they're suitable for the New Zealand Market. A key part of this work has also been to establish a Māori Working Group who are rewriting several credits including Indigenous Inclusion and Cultural, Heritage and Identity. We're incredibly grateful to all those who are helping shape the new version of the tool, and we're excited to be in a position to share more details soon. 

The first draft of Green Star Buildings NZ will be released in early July for consultation.

This is your chance to review the changes, test the credits, and let us know what works and what doesn't. Over three months we'll be taking your feedback with a written consultation process, as well as in-person consultation events in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch throughout August. This feedback will be vital as we work to finalise and release Green Star Buildings NZ in mid-2024.

Thanks to our partners

Localising Green Star Buildings to New Zealand is a significant step which wouldn't be possible without support from our partners who are donating their time and expertise over the next year as we dive into the detail