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A Green Star Home: The new standard in comfortable, healthy homes

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.

What is a Green Star Home?

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: 

The Green Star Home benefits

So, make a healthy choice for your family. Ask for Green Star. The new standard in homes.

Recent news and research regarding the health of our homes

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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

How you can find a Green Star Home 

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

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:

  • Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) rating of 7.5
  • Internal and external moisture barrier wrapping, Class 4 vapour permeable external membrane to maintain air tightness and the thermal properties of the home
  • Airtight – Targeting Air change of less than 5m3/hour at 50pa
  • Slab edge insulation. Targeting minimum insulation R2.5 - Walls, R4.1 – Ceiling.
  • Roof ventilation – controls the temperature and reduces condensation build up
  • Double glazed low-e (tilt and turn) UPVC windows 
  • Efficient hot water heat pump 
  • Heat recovery ventilation to the entire home 
  • Efficient Induction Cooktop, Electric appliances, and LED lighting 
  • High quality fixtures to ensure water efficiency with a high WELS rating 
  • Reticulated recycled water line to reduce potable water usage 
  • Low VOC paints 
  • Acoustic performance to reduce noise transfer
Ingenia Communities. Green Star Homes v1.

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

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:

  • 8.2-star energy rating
  • Triple glazed uPVC windows and doors
  • Slimline solar panels and Sonnen home battery
  • Advanced mechanical ventilation systems
  • Airtightness with minimal air changes per hour
  • Wellness Intelligence System by Delos
  • Eco-Friendly Adhesive & Grouts by Kerakoll

For more information, please visit Chatham Homes website here

Chatham Homes Blackwood Design. Green Star Homes v1.

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.

Looking for technical information? 

Head over to our page for Green Star builders to find out about certification and submission. 

Go to Green Star Homes for builders