30 Sep 2020
After issuing over 2600 Green Star certifications across Australia – from office buildings, to retail fitouts, airports, public buildings and everything in-between, in May this year we made our move into the residential sector, knowing that industry had long been asking for a standard to certify the places where we live.
Our Future Homes Strategy outlined our plan to help drive the transformation of the housing market to focus on health, resilience and net zero energy. While this strategy was being developed, we had no insight that 2020 would see many of us spending more time in our homes and within our local communities than ever.
Australian families were already spending 90% of their time indoors, with two thirds of this at home, so as the events of this year unfolded, our resolve to create homes that are resilient, healthy and positive, strengthened.
In July, we opened up our Green Star Homes draft standard for consultation and we’ve received feedback from builders, banks, insurers, investors and people wanting to build their own sustainable and certified home. It’s not too late to leave your mark on homes of the future, you can review the draft standard and submit your feedback until 30 October.
Consultation is one part of the Standard’s development, we’ve also engaged builders to contribute through our early access projects so together we can research, test and fine tune the detail. While these projects are in their infancy, from little things big things grow and we’re excited to share those participating in this program:
As the Green Star Homes Standard continues to evolve, we also thank our partners who are leaders in driving change in the residential built environment. From planning, designing and right through to materials and interiors, these organisations represent a range of services and suppliers committed to delivering better homes for all Australians. You can hear about their vision for future homes by watching the below video.