What is a GreenSmart Home?

A GreenSmart home is a sustainable home built using environmentally responsible design ideas, building techniques and materials. A GreenSmart Home uses state-of-the-art technology to make your house healthy and resource and energy efficient.

A home constructed under the GreenSmart program is significantly more efficient, meaning it will consume a lot less. This not only leads to a smaller environmental footprint but also less expensive utility bills that can save you hundreds of dollars each year.

Aside from saving on utility expenses, a GreenSmart home will also:

  • Create healthier homes for occupants
  • Improve thermal comfort — warmer in winter and cooler in summer
  • Provide options to make the home more adaptable for all stages of life
  • Reduce waste from the building process
  • Improve site management during construction

What is the GreenSmart Program?
The GreenSmart Program is a highly comprehensive program designed to preserve the environment and reduce cost of living for homeowners. It provides builders with up-to-date information on practical, affordable and durable environmental solutions for residential design and construction.

Who builds GreenSmart homes?
GreenSmart homes are built by accredited builders who have completed HIA’s GreenSmart Professional Training Course. HIA is the official body of Australia’s home building industry and represents the interests of the housing industry at both regional and national levels.

Why hire a GreenSmart builder?
Hiring a certified GreenSmart builder ensures your builder complies with various green building initiatives and is using up-to-date information and methods for the construction of sustainable homes. It also means you are working with a professional builder with access to the latest green products and the best materials and products available.

We support the GreenSmart philosophy because we believe it is a lifestyle approach that is changing the way people live and build. It’s an environment-centred approach to construction and renovation which focuses not just on what we’re building but how we’re building it.