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Green building certification systems provide robust and recognised measurement of a building's performance. Rating systems like Green Star, Home Star, Passive House and the Living Building Challenge are examples used in NZ. These systems are used to gain a certified rating or to provide a ‘best practice’ design target in particular areas of expertise. This category aims to promote the following influential strategies:

  • Advise clients about the benefits of green building rating systems and the difference between the recognised options
  • Encourage clients to consider targeting a green building certification and describe the benefits
  • Implement best practice design solutions to meet the requirements of particular credits
  • Futureproof with designs that have economic, social and environmental benefits