Homestar Practitioner Certified!

Homestar™ helps you improve the performance of your home – making it better. Better to live in, better for the planet and better value in the market.

There are 1.6 million homes in New Zealand that can be improved – made more comfortable, warmer in winter, cooler in summer and healthier, while using less energy and water. We know what works to create high performance homes. Homeowners know what they need, but need help to achieve it. That’s why we created an online application that asks all the right questions, rates the performance of your home and inspires people to take action

If you are planning a major renovation or building a new home, a Homestar Practitioner can provide you with professional advice about incorporating good environmental design and help you get the appropriate Homestar rating.

There are lots of things to consider when planning your new home or major renovation, and incorporating good environmental design before you commence a project can avoid costly alterations later on. A Homestar Practitioner is an industry professional who has been trained and accredited by Homestar to provide advice when you are making decisions about home design and attributes that contribute to the comfort, health and performance of your home. The advantage of working with a Homestar Practitioner is that they can guide you on good environmental design based on the Homestar Certified Tool to maximise the performance of your new home or renovation and help you get the appropriate Homestar rating

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