Denise Martin, who specialises in testing buildings for airtightness, is a member of a Queenstown collective promoting the New Zealand Green Building Council’s Homestar rating tool, which she consults for.
The first property carrying a Homestar rating was recently put on the property market in the lower South Island this Spring. Built by Evolution, a division of Rilean Construction, and designed by architect Mark Gray, this 220m2 property at 39 Hackett Road in Jack’s Point received a Homestar Six rating in 2016, This nationally-recognized certification … Continue reading Homestar Six Commands Premium Price
Building to New Zealand minimum code is no longer enough as homeowners increasingly demand efficiency in their homes. Where most Kiwi homes only rate between 2-4 on the Homestar rating, a demand for residences that rate 6 or higher is ever increasing.