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Green Standards and Ratings

 

Many countries have developed their own standards of energy efficiency for buildings.

Europe

United Kingdom - Code for Sustainable Homes

United Kingdom - BREEAM

United Kingdom - Gold & Silver Energy Standards

France - Effinergie

Switzerland - Minergie

Germany, Austria, United Kingdom - Passivhaus

 

America & Canada

USA - National Association of Home Builders Green Building Guidelines

Canada - EnerGuide for Houses, (energy retrofits & up-grades)

Canada - EnerGuide for New Houses, (new construction)

 

Asia Pacific

Australia - Green Building Council of Australia's Green Star

Australia - House Energy Rating

New Zealand - New Zealand Green Building Council Green Star

New Zealand - Sustainable Foundations Programme A program to help businesses incorporate principles of sustainability. Download Small Business Toolkit.

Taiwan - EEWH

 

International

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), USA, Canada & INDIA

Green Globes, USA, Canada and United Kingdom

Star Ratings

Whilst the various countries have their own star rating systems, they typically follow the framework of that adopted by NZ

The Green Star NZ rating tool system will be developed for different building types - office, retail, health, education, residential, industrial etc

  • 4 Star - score 45-59 - 'Best Practice'
  • 5 Star - score 60-74 - 'New Zealand Excellence'
  • 6 Star - score 75-100 - 'World Leadership'

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