Chinese-owned housing developer Avanda Ltd, confirmed as the developer for stage 2 of the 20ha council-owned Airfields precinct at Hobsonville Point in February last year, is about to build the first homes awarded a 6 Homestar rating using a bespoke checklist.
The new homes’ design has received the quality assurance mark from the Green Building Council, which certifies their healthiness & sustainability. The mark ensures good energy efficiency, ventilation, moisture control & insulation.
Council redevelopment agency Panuku Development Auckland’s development director, Allan Young, said yesterday Panuku was committed to ensuring a minimum of 6 Homestar-rated homes across all its development locations. To help reach this goal, a customised checklist was created in collaboration with the Green Building Council & other Auckland Council organisations.
Mr Young said: “We’re committed to ensuring high quality homes for Aucklanders, while making the Homestar process smoother for our development partners. That’s why we developed the checklist. Every area we work in is different, and it was important for us to work closely with the Green Building Council & industry to ensure our development partners have the tools they need to deliver quality homes, on budget.”
Avanda project manager Paul Wither said that, while the company knew its home designs were good quality, the Homestar rating independently verified that: “It was straightforward working alongside Panuku on the Homestar process. At Avanda, we take care to ensure the homes we deliver are energy- & water-efficient as well as being designed for the future.
“The advantage for families moving into these homes is that they know they will get a Homestar-verified home that not only looks great but performs well – and will deliver value for years to come. We’re thrilled to have 6 Homestar as evidence of the quality homes we will be delivering at The Airfields in Hobsonville Point.”
The Building Excellence Group Ltd, started by environmental scientist Alex Reiche in 2015, carried out Avanda’s Homestar assessment. The development is expected to be started in the next few months.
Avanda’s ultimate holding company is Guangzhou Jinxiu Dadi Property Co Ltd, of Guangzhou.
Image above: An artist’s impression of Avanda’s Airfields development.
22 February 2017: Avanda wins Airfields stage 2 development
Attribution: Panuku release.