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Healthy Home Guide

 

 

There's no doubt about it; how we want to live is changing...

 

In the latest issue of the New Zealand Green Building Council's Healthy Home Guide, we cover the growing desire of homebuyers for energy efficiency and home health over other features. We showcase that smaller, well-designed homes can meet our needs very well; especially when close to facilities and transport.

 

As the independent benchmark of home sustainability, Homestar is being applied in increasingly diverse settings: apartments, stand-alone homes and entire communities. The case studies featured in the guide include some great-looking, liveable homes that demonstrate real innovation – be it through prefabrication or the use of renewable energy. We've packed the guide with useful advice and tips. Whether you’re building from scratch or renovating a century-old cottage, Homestar will make sure your home is warmer, drier and smarter.

 

Find out more about getting a Homestar rating for your home, or join myHomestar and do the online self-assessment to get a rough idea of how your home currently performs.