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Make your home warmer, healthier, and more efficient
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Homestar is helping set a new standard of Warrant of Fitness for rental homes. In the future the Homestar tool will be adapted to incorporate 'fit for purpose' living standards for all New Zealanders.

Listen to Leigh Featherstone, Homestar Director here:

http://www.radiolive.co.nz/Audio.aspx

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NZ residential construction industry is forecast to boom and increasingly will be built to a new 'eco standard' thanks to local councils initiatives to include sustainable certification for new homes.

http://sourceable.net/nz-set-construction-boom/

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A survey by realestate.co.nz and Homestar showed that the most preferred style among more than 5000 Kiwis was a modern design, built in the 1980s or later. #greenbuilding  

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Bathrooms are one of the smallest rooms in the house, but can often be the source of wasted resources. Here are a few tips for improvement: http://inhabitat.com/7-eco-friendly-tips-to-green-your-bathroom/toilet-3/?extend=1
#greenliving   #greenbuilding  

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Every wondered what percentage of the planets buildings are 'green'? 
Find this and other interesting facts here from the opening of the World Green Building Congress:

Green Building Evolution

#greenbuilding  

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Looking for a DIY project for the holidays. As the weather is getting warmer now is the time to think about how you can maintain a comfortable home to live in, all year round. Find out how to install your own insulation from one of our Homestar Partners.

http://www.knaufinsulation.co.nz/en-nz/diy-videos/ceiling-insulation-installation.aspx

Look out for the latest offers from Earthwool on myHomestar to get you started. #insulation  

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Do green ratings help sell homes? How can we improve the picture for New Zealand?

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Have you ever thought about the benefits of full Consumer.org membership? Until Dec 19th, myHomestar members can try out all the bangs and whistles, for $3 for 3 months.

Are you looking for a new washing machine and wonder what you need to know to make the best decision? This report is just the beginning of what you can get from Consumer.org.

http://www.consumer.org.nz/reports/washing-machines

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Homestar is thrilled to bring you this giveaway for an 
‘Eco-bathroom Renovation Package’. Enter for your chance to win our fantastic prize valued at a total value of $600!
Click link to enter: http://bit.ly/1fu2nnX

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Christchurch’s Resilience Challenge | 100 Resilient CIties - Rockefeller Foundation
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