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Eco Rating System for homes

The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) and Beacon Pathway are currently working to develop a system for assessing the performance of New Zealand residential homes.

The rating system is set to be available from mid-2010, when homeowners will be able to access a free assessment online to obtain a rating of up to four stars.

In order to get a 5 –10 star-rating homes would require an independent assessment.

The new system would consider factors such as energy consumption, health and comfort in the home, waste and construction materials when allocating ratings.

The NZ Green Building Council
Beacon Pathway

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