We are a non-profit collective of construction industry professionals supporting the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) Homestar™ rating tool in Central Otago.

Homestar is an independent rating tool that certifies the health, efficiency and sustainability of New Zealand homes.  A home is rated on a 1-10 scale: a rating of 1 Homestar means it needs significant work, and 10 Homestar indicates international best practice.

Most existing New Zealand homes only achieve a 2-3 Homestar rating.  A new home built only to Building Code would achieve 3-4 Homestar.  6 Homestar is the level at which you’ll start to notice a real difference in terms of better warmth, dryness, health and water efficiency.

A high Homestar rating is an independent quality-assurance mark, like Energy Star for appliances, and increases the market value and returns on the investment made for better building practices.

Want to find out more?  Contact Us at hello@sho-centralotago.org