Homestar for industry
Here’s where you begin. Whether you’re renovating your home or building an apartment block, this is the place to find out how to get a rating, how much it costs and how to register a project.
Benefits for the building industry
Using Homestar as a framework for your project is a cost-effective way to lock in value at all points of the building chain. The earlier you begin using Homestar, the easier it is to include smart design and sustainability principles.
- It’s an opportunity to up-skill and tap into a growing market. Increased consumer demand for healthier homes with lower running costs means more work for Homestar Assessors, architects, designers and tradespeople who are capable of delivering these homes.
- You can use a Design rating, as a marketing tool to help sell a project off the plans.
- A Homestar rating provides independent assurance to buyers about a home’s warmth, efficiency and sustainability, and international studies suggest highly rated homes attract a premium price.
- Homestar recognises sustainable design in apartments and multi-unit projects, and encourages new/uncommon sustainability features by awarding Innovation points.
- NZGBC can work with notable Homestar projects, by agreement, to gain publicity and market exposure.
Homestar was launched in 2010 after extensive consultation with experts and organisations across industry and government. The tool is based on successful international rating tools and adapted for New Zealand’s conditions