Click on the links below to identify building products and services which are backed by independent research and/or certification.

Visit the following sites to search and compare environmental product specifications:

Energy Rating Labels - Energy Rating Labels are designed to help you select energy efficient appliances. Labels use star ratings and identify typical energy use over a year to make it easy to compare the energy efficiency of different models. Compare and select the most energy efficient appliances at

ENERGY STAR is the global mark of energy efficiency, awarded to the most energy efficient products. So now it's easy to be sure before you buy. Just look for the ENERGY STAR.

Water Efficiency Labeling Scheme (WELS) WELS provides water efficiency and consumption information to consumers, at the point of sale, for a range of water using products. Compare and select the most water efficient plumbing products at .

Environmental Choice The New Zealand Eco-labelling Trust is a voluntary, environmental labeling programme, which operates to international standards and principles.

Sensitive Choice Sensitive Choice is a programme offered by the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand to identify companies that are committed to reducing asthma and allergy triggers.

Sustainable Timber and Wood Products Here you will find information on certification and other means of identifying legal and sustainable timber products.

Solar Water Heating Here you will find a list of solar water heating suppliers who have provided documentation that indicates their experience and competence to install solar water heating products and their installation practices comply with the Code of Practice for SWH Manufacture and Installation in New Zealand.