How did the Waitakere NOW Home® rate?

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Green Home Scheme rating, Waitakere NOW Home

Green Home Scheme

The environmental performance of each NOW Home® is assessed using the BRANZ Green Home Scheme.   This is an independent rating scheme for new homes, carried out by accredited assessors.  The Green Home Scheme identifies the key criteria for a sustainable home as:

  • Energy use 
  • Using more sustainable materials 
  • Water economy 
  • Health related issues

The Waitakere NOW Home® achieved a ‘Good’ Environmental Performance rating, gaining 63 credits from a potential 115, and placing at the top end of the broad ‘good’ category . This compares extremely well with the ‘Reference’ Houses typical of those currently being built in the Auckland Region, which usually achieve around the 10 - 15 credit mark.





Home Energy Rating Scheme, Waitakere NOW Home

Home Energy Rating Scheme

The Waitakere NOW Home® was rated under the Home Energy Rating Scheme and received 8 stars out of a possible 10 for thermal envelope and 7 stars for hot water performance.










Waitakere NOW Home

Waitakere NOW Home®