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New Zealand Green systems and resources - Green Star NZ

The first Green Star NZ rating tool was launched in new Zealand in 2006 with Green Star NZ - Office Design.

Member NZGBC - New Zealand Green Building Council

As of October 2019 the following tools are available for rating buildings:

Green Star (Commercial)

Homestar (Residential)


Green Star

Green Star NZ is New Zealand's first comprehensive environmental rating system for buildings. Green Star NZ does not approve products. To earn Green Star NZ points, the project specifier must show documentation proving that the specific product/method etc meets the Green Star NZ specifications. If the product/service meets the Green Star NZ specifications and compliance criteria the points are awarded.

Green Star

Selected Resene products may be used to achieve Green Star NZ rating points.

The Green Star NZ programme in a paint context is focused mainly on VOCs and independent verification, such as Environmental Choice NZ.

Refer to the NZGBC website for full and comprehensive information

EN3 – Sustainable Materials
Applied Coatings (Environmental Choice NZ)

50% of total Interior & Exterior paint volume = 1.5 points
(applied onsite or in prefabrication yard)

HC7 – Healthy Materials
Applied coatings (Environmental Choice NZ)

80% of total Interior paint volume = 1 point
(applied onsite)

EN6 – Responsible Contracting
Resene Eco.Decorator

0.5 point

Note: All paint products with Environmental Choice NZ approval qualify for Homestar categories EN3 & HC7 regardless of VOC content level. VOC max limits in HC7 table 1 should only be referred to for paint products without Environmental Choice NZ approval


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