Future Homes

The Green Building Council of Australia’s Future Homes Program is expanding our vision for healthy, resilient and positive places into our homes. 

On average, Australian families spend 90% of their time indoors, with two thirds of this at home. So it’s not surprising to hear that 57% of Australia’s total built environment emissions come from our homes. 
And if we are serious about limiting global warming to below 1.5 degrees, as committed to in the Paris Agreement, we can’t ignore our homes.

Through our Future Homes Program we are:

  • Setting a new standard healthy, resilient, and net zero energy Green Star Homes.
  • Working collaboratively, educating customers and building industry capability
  • Advocating to support industry as we leverage innovation and transition supply chains 


Green Star for Homes: A strategy for the future


Download the strategy document

Ways you can get involved

You can join our Early Access Program piloting our draft Green Star for Homes standard or demonstrate and profile your commitment to our vision for homes as a Future Homes Partner, and be involved more directly across our program of work.

Join the Early Access Program Be a Future Homes Partner

Future Homes Gold Partner

Future Homes ​Supporting Partners

Learn more about Future Homes

Watch the homes strategy launch video

Tomorrow’s Homes: A policy framework to transition to sustainable homes for all Australians.

Read more about how we are supporting our vision for homes through our advocacy with the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council.

Read the document

ASBEC paper

Future Homes paper

Released in 2018, this paper outlines our Future Homes project and our vision for quality homes in Australia.

Read the document