When you specify Pink® Batts® glass wool insulation, you are eligible to claim points under ‘MAT 1 – Sustainable Material’ category for your Homestar house design.
The Homestar New Zealand Technical Manual prepared by the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) includes MAT-1 Sustainable Materials credit. This aims to encourage and recognise specification and use of responsibly sourced materials that have lower environmental impacts over their lifetime. Pink® Batts® glass wool insulation can help claim points in this category for your Homestar house design.
Points are awarded for the each of the material categories (including insulation) only where at least 50% of the total material content is compliant based on the units of measurement for that category. The compliance measures could include reuse, recycled content, eco-label or responsible sourcing.
Environmental Choice New Zealand
Did you know that all BRANZ appraised Pink® Batts® glass wool insulation products are certified with Environmental Choice New Zealand (ECNZ)- a level A ecolabel approved by New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC). Not only this, we were also the first insulation company to achieve ECNZ in June 2004. This means that when you specify Pink® Batts® glass wool insulation, you are eligible to claim points under‘MAT 1 – Sustainable Material’ categoryfor your Homestar house design.
We have collated list of documents which can help you show evidential proof to claim points under the category.
Recently we also published an Environmental Product Declaration which is a globally recognised independent assessment of environmental efficiencies of our manufacturing process in New Zealand. The report also gives details on our ECNZ accreditation.
Additional points in other categories- Homestar
Pink® Batts® insulation and our nation-wide network of Pink® Batts® installers- PinkFit® can also assist designers to claim points in two additional categories:
1. Energy, Health and Comfort (EHC)
To obtain a 6 star rating there is a minimum requirement of 12 points for the credit ‘EHC-1 Whole House Thermal Comfort’, this credit is part of the EHC category.
Pink® Batts® insulation offers high R-value products that will help your project to achieve higher R-value elements
2. Management (MAN)
We have got nation-wide network of Pink® Batts® installer- PinkFit®. You can claim additional points by choosing PinkFit® to install insulation under ‘MAN 3 – Responsible Contracting’.