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Wellington's first 10 Home Star Design rated house

Published: Fri 2 Jun 2017 11:10 AM
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Friday 2 June 2017 / For immediate release
Is this the best house in the North Island?
Eco Green Homes Ltd latest design has achieved an independently verified 10-star Home Star Design rating and a 5 star ‘Lifemark’ rating, the highest design rating in the North Island.
This house is also New Zealand’s first house to achieve 10 star out of 10 star on Homestar version 3.
Designed with both the young and old in mind, this futuristic house is a green and ultra-modern. The house incorporates both enhanced daylight using solar powered skylights and clean indoor air using Low Voc paint. Coupled with high wall insulation (R3.8) and German Brand triple glazed windows. this house promises to be a warm, healthy and comfortable home designed to enhance the living quality of its occupants.
The Homestar and Lifemark ratings provide independent recognition of the measures Eco Green Homes Ltd have taken to create a warm, healthy, energy and water efficient home with minimal waste and environmental impact.
Kush Bhargava from Eco Green Homes, says “Our mission is to make green homes affordable to the New Zealand market. In this day and age, there is no excuse not to build green. The benefits far outweigh the costs with no compromises on quality or comfort. Ultimately these homes save significant costs in the long run.”
“Eco Green Homes Ltd have created a fantastic design that’s considered international best practice.” Said Sam Archer, Director of Marketing Transformation at NZGBC. “It just goes to show that Homestar designed and built homes can maximise the living quality of occupants, while minimising costs. It’s a no-brainer.”
Key features:
• NZ’s first solar powered Velux skylight (achieving 5.3%-day light factor). The house has 7 skylights.
• Low and non Voc paints improves air quality.
• Triple glazed UPVC windows using 5mm toughened glass and Low e glass
• SIP panel super wall insulation, (R3.8 continuous wall insulation) as well as an insulated roof and insulated garage door virtually eliminates annual power bill.
• Low maintenance cladding
• Superior edge insulation which exceeds building code requirements minimises the need for heating and cooling
• LED lighting, energy and water efficient appliances.
• German technology lacquer kitchen
• Electric Car charger
• High WELS rated taps and shower heads and toilets
• Cat 6 wiring
About Eco Green Homes
Eco Green Homes have been building eco-friendly homes since 2010. Their mission is to bring healthy, environmentally friendly homes to the New Zealand market at an affordable price point.
Kush Bhargava, is qualified as a NZGBC Homestar Assessor and is a Lifemark Accredited Partner.
All homes built by Eco Green Homes since 2010 have achieved an eight of ten-star rating on the Home Energy System tool (HERS). All present and future Eco Green homes will be built to achieve high Homestar and Lifemark rating. www.nzgreenhomes.com
About NZGBC
The NZGBC were set up by the property and construction sector to advance the quality of buildings and homes. The Council achieves this by creating building rating tools with the sector; providing insight and networks; delivering education and training and resources for our members to lead the market. www.nzgbc.org.nz
About Lifemark
Lifemark™ rated homes are designed to be usable and safe for people of all ages and stages. They are easy to live in – for a lifetime. The Lifemark™ Star Rating shows how well a home or retirement village will suit you and your family’s needs over a lifetime. www.lifemark.co.nz

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