New Zealand homes aren't good enough. All too often, they are cold, draughty, expensive to heat, and make us, our friends and our whanau sick.


The New Zealand Green Building Council is a not-for-profit organisation, working to make sure that all New Zealanders are safe, healthy and happy at home. That's why we have developed HomeFit - because we believe it's going to make our homes better.

HomeFit is a no-nonsense, straightforward way to check if a home is warm, safe and dry, and it works in two easy ways.

“I think the HomeFit certification standards are a fair and reasonable goal for all Kiwi homes. It’s certainly achievable with some effort, and the long-term benefits of healthy and fit homes are worth it,” 

Ra Dejardine, Wellington property owner

HomeFit online check

There's a simple online check, designed especially for Kiwis looking at homes to buy or rent. By answering some easy questions with a few clicks on your screen, as you stroll around, say, an open home, you can see immediately if it's a warm, dry, healthy place to live - and what you can do to fix it if it isn't. This is a great guide, but won't, by itself, result in a HomeFit stamp.

HomeFit online check

Get HomeFit certified

There's also the full, independent, HomeFit assessment and certification. By passing this quick verification, your home will get a HomeFit stamp, so you can be sure it's fit for your family.

Find an assessor here

If you are building a NEW home that you want to be healthy, safe and warm, then go here

Are you interested in becoming a HomeFit Assessor?

Click here for more information.

Are you interested in becoming a HomeFit Installer?

Users of the free HomeFit Online Check will receive a report about their home, showing how close it is to passing HomeFit, and what improvements they need to make before they ask an independent assessor to visit the home. If the home needs improvements, they’ll be directed to a list of installers who can help. If you would like your company to be listed as a HomeFit Installer, please email us here.

Technical Manual

Need to know more technical detail? 

Download Technical Manual