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“New Homestar to help boost apartments’ sustainability” https://t.co/9kWBZeRoPo https://t.co/IlTgDo5wvB

New Homestar to help boost apartments’ sustainability 12 November 2015 A new version of Homestar, the rating tool for New Zealand home sustainability, aims to make it easier for apartment buyers to gauge the health and efficiency of their homes. Homestar v3 launched today, with updates specifically to suit higher-density developments. This makes it easier to use the tool – which awards ratings from 1-10 stars – on large-scale multi-unit projects such as apartments and terraced townhouses. The updated Homestar includes factors specific to multi-home developments: rewarding shared areas that promote community activities – such as landscaped areas or playgrounds levels of natural light within apartments efficient heating and air-conditioning use of brownfield sites to minimise urban sprawl. Homestar, run by the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC), was introduced in 201...

Full article: http://www.nzgbc.org.nz/Story?Action=View&Story_id=92

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