Sus­tain­able Build­ings

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The Uni­tary Plan also cre­ates rules to en­sure all new devel­op­ment con­tain­ing five or more dwellings and large-scale of­fice and in­dus­trial build­ings are sus­tain­ably de­signed and built. This would mean that all large-scale of­fice and in­dus­trial build­ings would need to ob­tain a 5-star rat­ing us­ing the Green Star as­sess­ment tools devel­oped by the New Zealand Green Build­ing Coun­cil. This awards points for the use of sus­tain­able build­ing ma­te­ri­als, high in­door air qual­ity, en­ergy and water ef­fi­ciency and a wide range of other sus­tain­able features. Any new devel­op­ment con­tain­ing five or more dwellings would need to achieve a 6-star rat­ing from the Homes­tar scheme, which also recog­nises com­pact de­sign. The rules also set min­i­mum stan­dards for tem­per­a­ture and mois­ture con­trol within the build­ings.

Any new devel­op­ment con­tain­ing five or more dwellings would need to achieve a 6-star [Homes­tar] rat­ing

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