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5 steps to create an eco-friendly outdoor space

5 steps to create an eco-friendly outdoor space

5 steps to create an eco-friendly outdoor space So you’re building a house, yay. Or maybe you are considering refreshing…

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Is a 6 Homestar rating all it’s cracked up to be?

Is a 6 Homestar rating all it’s cracked up to be?

Is a 6 Homestar rating all it’s cracked up to be? What is Homestar? Homestar is an independent national rating…

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Less is more! What New Zealanders really need in their homes

Less is more! What New Zealanders really need in their homes

Less is more! What New Zealanders really need in their homes A lot of us grew up in 100 square…

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The key to having an energy-efficient home…Passive solar design

The key to having an energy-efficient home…Passive solar design

The key to having an energy-efficient home... Passive solar design What is passive solar design? By now, we are all…

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The most energy-efficient way to heat your home

The most energy-efficient way to heat your home

The most energy-efficient way to heat your home What is hydronic underfloor heating? Hydronic underfloor heating systems are rapidly becoming…

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How our public transit system affects the greater development of our Nation

How our public transit system affects the greater development of our Nation

How our public transit system affects the greater development of our Nation We as a country need more effective public…

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Where to apply recycled materials in architecture and urbanism

Where to apply recycled materials in architecture and urbanism

Where to apply recycled materials in architecture and urbanism Around the world, there is a movement igniting. Engineers and designers…

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The INS and OUTS of airflow: How airtight should your home be?

The INS and OUTS of airflow: How airtight should your home be?

The INS and OUTS of airflow: How airtight should your home be? When planning the build of your house, it…

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Why can’t NZ produce affordable houses?

Why can’t NZ produce affordable houses?

Why can’t NZ produce affordable houses? This is a very common question. So, what exactly is stopping us from building…

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Thoughts on Climate Change

Thoughts on Climate Change

Thoughts on Climate Change Lately, we are all well aware that climate change is a world-leading issue. The climate is…

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Why is the quality of new builds in New Zealand declining?

Why is the quality of new builds in New Zealand declining?

Why is the quality of new builds in New Zealand declining? The banks* lending criteria cause considerable stumbling blocks to…

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Affordable Housing in NZ? Where?!

Affordable Housing in NZ? Where?!

Affordable Housing in NZ? Where?!  The definition of an “affordable" home in Auckland for example, is a home that is…

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Passive Housing

Passive Housing

Passive Housing What is passive housing, and should kiwi’s be looking into it? A passive house is a voluntary standard…

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Are tiny homes the answer to our unaffordable housing prices?

Are tiny homes the answer to our unaffordable housing prices?

Are tiny homes the answer to our unaffordable housing prices? New Zealanders are unable to purchase houses, and while the…

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Beyond Sustainability

Beyond Sustainability

Is ‘sustainability’ good enough? “How did we get here?” is a common question asked when we talk about today’s environment.…

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