Who really means green? Eco-friendly housing in NZ

So what’s ISO 50001 when it’s at home?

Green Homes New Zealand is the only builder in the country to have received certification from the International Standards Organisation for design and construction of energy efficient homes – otherwise known as ISO 50001 for   Energy Management.

Don’t just take our word for it! This unique accreditation is derived not only from a rigorous auditing process relating to effective management of energy, it’s provided by an independent and government accredited organisation.

It allows us at Green Homes New Zealand to promise a degree of quality and service simply not offered by others. If you’re after an energy efficient home you can’t go past us to be lean on energy and keen on quality!

Why are we ISO 50001 certified for energy management?

Every builder is required by law to conform to mandatory inspections, however as part of our ISO certification we are also subject to extra scrutiny including: design, site and earth works, floor, leakage and insulation, painting, plumbing, electrical and glazing, water storage, appliances and fixtures and weather seals! So if you’re looking at eco-friendly house plans put Green Homes NZ on your shortlist!

How does this benefit new home owners?

We want you to know exactly what you’re getting – nothing but the best! Your Green home will be thoroughly audited to ensure every component conforms to strict energy management guidelines.

Why should you care?

Just compare the difference in checks and balances between Green Homes New Zealand’s eco-friendly homes, and everyone else here.
World energy consumption is on the rise. It has more than doubled in the last 40 years and staggeringly is projected to increase by up to 30% by 2030. Energy production and use accounts for roughly two-thirds of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, which is a leading cause of climate change. Reducing our energy use is one of the surest ways of lowering greenhouse emissions, thus reducing our impact on the climate, and while sustaining the growth of the world economy.

You can save money and the planet!

At the end of the day it also helps the average Kiwi family save cash on their power bills, whether you’re installing solar or have a well-insulated and energy efficient home ‘building green’ is actually easier on the bank account. According to a recent study commissioned by the ClimateWorks Foundation, making energy efficiency a priority will decrease the total costs associated with reducing greenhouse gases by trillions over the next 15 or so years. That’s pretty big news.


ISO 50001 provides a framework for establishing energy management best practice to help organisations to improve their energy efficiency.

Like other ISO management system standards, the ISO 50001 follows the “Plan-Do-Check-Act ” process for continual improvement.

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2018-03-28T15:10:41+12:00March 28th, 2018|Green Advice, Green News|