Last week the NZGBC hosted a free webinar on Ready for 2023: Homestar, H1 and Building for Climate Change. The thing that struck me the most is that t...


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I have had a number of interesting conversations about what a Passive House is, so I decided to write a blog about it. The definition of a Passive ...


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The recent pushback on H1, Energy efficiency in the New Zealand Building Code has raised awareness both inside and outside the construction industry. ...


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This was my takeaway from the NZGBC Housing Summit 2022. I have often had conversations with people who say that Homestar as a mainstream evaluation t...


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As our recent shift to thermally broken aluminium frames in the New H1 Energy Efficiency requirements comes into effect in our built environment in th...


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It was a long day in a bus in what a old collegue called a “jealously of Architects”. Apparently, that’s what a group of Architects ...


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I did a little dance this morning. An email landed in my inbox from Passive House Institute, the news I have been quietly hoping for. I can proudly an...


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Airtight construction is one of the five main principles of Passive House. But what is this and why do we need it? As most of us here in New Zea...


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Mechanical Ventilation and Air Conditioning, what is the difference As we experience warmer summers and cold winters, we turn to regulate the ...


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There has been much talk and reaction to the changes to H1 Energy Efficiency, and then there has been push back from Industry. Some say the industry i...


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