Well, it’s simple. I believe sustainability should not just be part of good design, but all design.
Our homes and places of work should be dwellings that allow people to thrive. You cannot do that when the environment around you is filled with synthetic toxins, or the space you reside in is cold and damp. This is not good for the health of our families, our pets or the wider environment we share.
With wellness being front and centre, the next step in harmonious living is integrating sustainable practices into our purchasing decisions and into the foundations of the of the spaces we live and work.
It’s time to think long term.
Homestar is a comprehensive, national, residential rating tool, through New Zealand Green Building Council, that evaluates the environmental attributes of New Zealand’s homes, providing a scale that creates value around warm, healthy, sustainable and efficient dwellings.
Homestar Practitioners are well-placed to advise developers and building owners on sustainable design features and practices, and to assist home owners with the methods available to make their home a more sustainable and healthy place to live.
Sustainable Spaces is proud to be an accredited Homestar Practitioner.