Homestar is an independent rating tool that certifies the health, efficiency and sustainability of New Zealand homes. It’s been around since 2010 and is a quality-assurance mark – a bit like Energy Star for appliances, or the WELS scheme for water efficiency.
The NZ Building Code includes rules that add up to 4 Homestar points – under the New Zealand Green Building Councils rating system. In other OECD countries the minimum standard is 6. The maximum rating possible is 10. Check out the Homestar rating system.
This system means homeowners and renters know exactly what they are getting in terms of building standards. In time, buying and selling homes will be much easier and the properties more valuable. Homestar will greatly assist raising the standards of NZ homes and in doing so, result in healthier homes.
Unovent Ltd and our sister company Showerdome Ltd is committed to supporting the healthy homes concept. The Unovent system has proven able to either completely banish or greatly reduce condensation and dampness problems in homes. It is the only company to offer a Lifetime Warranty on its system. If it doesn’t work or fails – just call us for a no argument solution.
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The NZ Green Building Council