Client Books Homestar - New Zealand Green Building Council - Page 21

HOW THE DAVISONS CAN GET A 6 HOMESTAR RATING Energy, Health, Comfort Double-glaze existing windows. More efficient heating system, e.g. pellet burner. More efficient hot water cylinder to reduce bills and energy use. Bath with overflow prevention to reduce risk of flooding. Fit LED/efficient lighting throughout house. More security stays on windows to allow passive ventilation. Water More water-efficient taps and fittings. Management Compile a Home User Guide to explain sustainability features, operation and maintenance and who to call in case of problems. Visit the Homestar website to read Alex’s full report and recommendations for the Davisons. OVATION TIPS MESTAR ASSESSOR assive solar gain in winter. de for insulation and glazing omestar Assessor early on to check mandatory minimums and obtain ximise your rating. duct