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Green Star NZ

Green Star NZ logo

A Green Star NZ certification reflects the commitment and leadership of the building owner to green building practices and environmental performance. Green Star NZ addresses the needs of specific building types, such as office buildings, industrial buildings and education buildings, in the design phase, and following construction (the Built phase).  The tools assess the environmental impact that is a direct consequence of a buildings site selection, design, construction, and maintenance. The framework has eight separate environmental impact categories plus an innovation category. Green Star NZ rates a whole building rather than components or materials. It gives credits for materials and components that have been awarded other ecolabels such as Environmental Choice NZ and the Forest Stewardship Council.

Learn more: Green Star NZ websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with Green Star NZ's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party).

Certification / registration required

Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

New Zealand Green Building Council |

Member of

Other

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

None.

Member of: World Green Building Council (WGBC)


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2005

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Buildings


Where this ecolabel is found
New Zealand



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Last updated: 20 January 2012