Did you know that on average 90% of our time is spent indoors? And 2/3 of that time spent is in the home?
It’s no wonder the home is considered the most important purchase you will ever make, and certainly the most expensive. Yet somehow it isn’t subject to the same rigorous testing as your laundry powder. That’s why it’s so critical to choose a healthy home that’s right for your family. And why spending a little extra for a Green Star Home is worth every cent.
Currently, more and more Australian companies are recognising the role they play in reducing Australia’s carbon footprint. As the residential sector accounts for 57% of Australia’s building emissions, we need to focus on our homes.
That’s why we are proud to invite the Green Star standard into our homes, so we can meet the housing needs of the present without compromising the future. As Green Star has helped define what we expect from commercial buildings such as offices and shopping centres, Green Star Homes is the new standard in homes that will transform the housing market, ensuring new homes are built to focus on health, resilience and energy efficiency.
The Green Star Homes standard will be used to assess Australian homes against three key criteria which we think are important for homes of our future:
Living in a healthier, more energy efficient and resilient home is better for people, for families, and for the planet. And the great thing is, by choosing a Green Star Home, you’re not only making a choice to go easy on the planet, but you’re also choosing lower bills and a healthier, more comfortable life for your family, every day. The good news is just because you’re going green, it doesn’t mean you have to give up those creature comforts your family loves. In fact, it’s just the opposite.
A child living with gas cooking in the home faces a comparable risk of asthma to a child living with household cigarette smoke.
The Climate Council, Kicking the gas habit: how gas is harming our health
The Green Star Homes Standard was released on 31 August 2021.
We are excited to have Stockland, Mirvac, Metricon, Rawson Homes, Ingenia, Chatham Homes, Landcom and Development Victoria confirmed as partners in the Green Star Homes standard and committed to building a range of Green Star Homes. Over the coming months more information will be available regarding their Green Star Home offerings including how and where you can view the homes. We’ll be updating this page with links to their homes as information becomes available.
Make a healthy choice for your family and the environment. Ask your homebuilder about Green Star Homes. The new standard in homes.
Head over to our page for Green Star builders to find out about certification and submission.Go to Green Star Homes for builders