We had a lively conversation about how the latest technologies, systems and products contribute to sustainable housing.
Warwick gave us an update on national and regional house prices, the Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) scheme, sustainability trends and Krista gave us an update on Homestar.
The images Bill Dunster showed the 2012 Sustainable Housing Summit in Auckland looked like stills for a futuristic movie, but they are current urban developments his UK-based ZEDFactory team are working on.
Australia’s urban centres face similar sustainable development issues to those faced by New Zealand’s main cities – Auckland in particular – and two experts from across the Tasman provided valuable insights to the inaugurual 2012 Sustainable Housing Summit last week [27 June].
This year, Stonewood Homes, developed the first 7 Homestar show home in Christchurch. Brent Mettrick joined us to discuss their experiences in achieving this milestone.
Engineering couple Jo Woods and Shay Brazier have been working in the renewable energy and green building space in New Zealand for the past six years. When it came to designing and building their own home, from the outset they wanted it to be zero energy, as well as healthy, comfortable and pleasant to live in with minimal impact on the environment during construction and operation.
There are numerous benefits to the buyer, as well as the builder, designer and renovator of a sustainable home.