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When you specify Pink® Batts® glass wool insulation, you are eligible to claim points under category for your Homestar house design.

The Homestar New Zealand Version 5 Technical Manual prepared by the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) list various areas where insulation can contribute to the House Homestar rating. 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 under EN3: Sustainable Materials for the material category for meeting various environmental criteria:

  • Enviro Choice NZ certification contribute 1.5 points. 
  • A product specific EPD contributes 1.25 Homestar points. 
  • Our ISO 14001 certification for Pink® Batts® contributes 0.75 points

View our environmental credentials. 

Environmental Credentials

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, but we were also the first insulation company to achieve Environmental Choice NZ in June 2004; they have recently rebranded as Eco Choice. This means that when you specify Pink® Batts® glass wool insulation, you are eligible to claim points under category EN3 for your Homestar house design.

We have collated list of documents which can help you show evidential proof to claim points under the category.

Our product guide highlights all the products that meet the ECNZ certification with a Green Tick in the Environmental Choice column. 

We also have a world leading 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 Eco Choice accreditation.

ISO 14001 is the internationally recognized standard for environmental management systems (EMS). It provides a framework for organizations to design, implement, and continually improve their environmental performance. By adhering to this standard, organizations can ensure they are taking proactive measures to minimize their environmental footprint, comply with relevant legal requirements, and achieve their environmental objectives. The framework encompasses various aspects, from resource usage and waste management to monitoring environmental performance and involving stakeholders in environmental commitments.

Additional points in other categories – Homestar version 5

Pink® Batts® insulation and our nation-wide network of Pink® Batts® installers- PinkFit® can also assist designers to claim points in two additional categories:

EN6: Responsible Contracting We have got nation-wide network of Pink® Batts® installer- PinkFit®. All PinkFit® franchises are members of IAONZ and hence you can claim additional at least 0.25 points by choosing PinkFit® to install insulation.



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