Designers and architects who specify Pink® Batts® glass wool insulation are eligible to claim points under ‘MAT 1 – Sustainable Material’ category for their Homestar house designs.
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.
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
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, Pink® Batts® was 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’ category for your Homestar house design.
It is important to provide evidential proof to claim points under the category.
- View the latest ECNZ certificate here
- The Pink® Batts® product guide highlights all the products that meet the ECNZ certification with a Green Tick in the Environmental Choice column. You can alternatively check the full product list certified under ECNZ on their website
- See the Environmental Product Declaration which is a globally recognised independent assessment of environmental efficiencies of the Pink® Batts® manufacturing process in New Zealand. The report also gives details on the ECNZ accreditation.
Additional points in other categories- Homestar
Pink® Batts® insulation and the nation-wide network of Pink® Batts® installers- PinkFit® can also assist designers to claim points in two additional categories:
- 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
- Management (MAN)
Pink® Batts® insulation is assisted by their nation-wide network of Pink® Batts® installer- PinkFit®. You can claim additional points by choosing PinkFit® to install insulation under ‘MAN 3 – Responsible Contracting’.
Pink® Batts® insulation is made right here in New Zealand by local Kiwi manufacturer- Tasman Insulation New Zealand Limited since 1961. Their ambition is to be New Zealanders’ first choice for keeping their homes and workplaces warm, dry, healthy and quiet while minimising the impact to the environment.
Besides Pink® Batts® range of thermal and acoustic insulation, Tasman Insulation New Zealand also offers wide range of Sisalation® and DuPont™ Tyvek® building underlays and nation-wide PinkFit® installer service. Explore their full range of products and services at www.pinkbatts.co.nz