Homestar is New Zealand’s environmental and energy efficiency rating for both new and existing homes. It is an easy to understand rating system for homes - it allows you to work out how healthy and energy efficient your home is and provides an independent rating of your home.
The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) is a not-for-profit, industry organisation dedicated to accelerating the development and adoption of market-based green building practices.
BRANZ is an independent and impartial research, testing, consulting and information company providing services and resources for the building industry
Lifemark is a rating that is awarded to a new home that meets the Lifemark Standards. The Standards cover the main areas in a home and ensure it is designed and built to be adaptable, accessible, usable, safe and offer lifetime value. A rating of either 3, 4 or 5 stars can be awarded depending on how many of the Standards are used in the home