NZGBC - New tools for better buildings, homes and communities

National Tour to promote Homestar Version 4 - a simpler, quicker, low cost way to verify new home builds.

NZGBC Homestar

Homestar, the tool verifying the health and warmth of new build homes, has seen a ten-fold increase in registration in the last two years. 

A survey, scoping paper, day of truth, numerous meetings, webinars and advisory groups have been held. The feedback is that verifying needs to be simpler and quicker.

Over the last six months the New Zealand Green Building Council have, with the sector, made significant changes to Homestar. With the Warren Trust, Resource Management Lawyers Association and New Zealand Planning Institute they are touring New Zealand to:

  • launch Homestar Version 4 - a simpler, quicker, lower cost way to verify new build homes. They will also talk through the large developments that are now requiring it’s use; and
  • set out how councils around New Zealand are incentivising better buildings and homes with development contributions remissions, faster building consent, greater density and other mechanisms. There is real interest in this area.

The goal is better quality, healthier homes for New Zealanders.

These events are free to attend

Find out more details and register now:

25 July – Auckland (Sold Out)

1 August – Wellington

3 August – Tauranga

8 August – Queenstown

9 August - Christchurch

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