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.
By choosing a Green Star Home, you can be sure your home meets high standards in health, energy efficiencies and comfort. You’re not only making a choice to go easy on the environment, but you’re also choosing lower bills and a healthier, more comfortable life for your family, every day.
We may live in a great country, but most of our homes are too hot in summer and too cold in winter. Aside from being very expensive to keep comfortable, these homes can also negatively affect our physical and mental health. That’s why a Green Star Home is designed to be a comfortable, healthy home that doesn’t cost the earth. A Green Star Home is designed to the standard set by the Green Building Council of Australia and independently assessed against three key criteria essential for the future:
So, make a healthy choice for your family. Ask for Green Star. The new standard in homes.
A child living with gas cooking in the home faces a comparable risk of asthma to a child living with household cigarette smoke.
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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.
Ingenia Communities have become the first developer in Australia to commit to a master planned development of 261 Green Star certified homes at Beveridge, Victoria, all within a site which is also targeting a Green Star - Communities rating. Green Star certified homes at the Beveridge Green Star Community will incorporate features such as:
The homes will be all electric and have Ingenia’s solar, battery-ready micro grid, providing enhanced thermal comfort. This will result in cheaper energy and water bills, making them more affordable to run, healthier and more comfortable.
For more information, please visit Ingenia’s website.
Chatham Homes is the first residential volume builder to achieve the internationally recognised Green Star Homes Certification on their Blackwood display home in Ballarat’s Lucas estate. The contemporary family home is all-electric, solar powered and utilises smart design and technology. Features include:
For more information, please visit Chatham Homes website here.
Over the coming months more information will be available regarding 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