YOUR ‘GREEN BUILDING’ CERTIFICATION
For building certifications such as the NZGBC Green Star and the Living Building Challenge, using recycled or salvaged product earns you credits/points on your application.
Greenstar and Home Star
In the Greenstar application you can be awarded up to 2 points for using 90% of either;
- Re-used timber
- Post-consumer recycled timber
- Independently certified as having lower environmental impact than standard timber, as verified through a materials certification body recognized by the NZGBC (a list of approved eco-labels are available on the NZGBC website).
You can also be awarded one more point if the timber does not exceed the minimum treatment standards.
Interlink can help you by reliably supplying you with your recycled hardwoods. We can provide you 100% recycled sleepers and hardwood beams, free of chemicals. These products are very aesthetic, they bring history and character to any building or garden.
Sustainability is not only about the environment, it is all-encompassing of design, social impacts, efficiency and the health and happiness of the people that will inhabit the building. This is an ideology also held by the Living Future Institute. ‘The Living Building Challenge™ is the built environment’s most rigorous performance standard. It calls for the creation of building projects at all scales that operate as cleanly, beautifully and efficiently as nature’s architecture. To be certified under the Challenge, projects must meet a series of ambitious performance requirements over a minimum of 12 months of continuous occupancy.’ We can help you with your materials section of your Living Building Challenge. No need for hours of research, we can provide you with all the information you need. Look at our Transparency Labels for specific information on our different products.