Think long term, think efficient homes

Claims by Canterbury architects that building new homes to be energy and water efficient would add $15,000 to the cost of home building are exaggerated and short-sighted. Late in 2014 the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) in Canterbury challenged proposed new rules in the Christchurch City Council’s district plan that would require new homes …

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Success Stories 8 Star

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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER Bob Burnett of Eversun Homes has overseen the completion of two innovative and affordable eco-homes designed to achieve an 8-star Homestar rating, making them among the more energy-efficient homes in the country. assume, given the size of the footprint. Burnett says they are targeting zero energy use through excellent thermal design and the …

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Success Story 7 Star Longhurst Terrace

Homestar _ April 2014 “People are starting to realise they can get something much better than the average, standard Kiwi home without it costing a lot more. The obvious compelling benefit of a sunny, warm, dry, more healthy and comfortable energy-efficient home is now being seen as more attainable. Particularly when on-going cost savings that …

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Making Energy-Efficiency Affordable

Business South_May 2015 “New Zealand’s first 9 Home star rated homes will soon showcase the range of products, systems and design features that make them the most energy efficient and environmentally sound in the country. ” View this article on the original webpage

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