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The 'Pozie' Eco Cabin

The 'Pozie' Eco Cabin

New Zealand > Nelson/Tasman > Nelson
The Pozie cabin was the prototype 10m2 cabin that we built entirely from pallets and other waste materials in 2011 and displayed at Ecofest in Nelson. The Pozie is for sale at the reduced price of $15,995 (incl. GST) includes 20w solar panel and lighting system plus wired for 230v powe...


Art Deco made Environmentally Sustainable - KAHURANGI, 2006

Art Deco made Environmentally Sustainable - KAHURANGI, 2006

New Zealand > Auckland > Auckland City Area > Mt Eden
Designed by Heritage Design Group ph 09 620-1939 http://www.hdg.co.nz/ As an architecture practice promoting sustainability, we felt it was important to ‘walk the talk’, so in 2006 we embarked on the ambitious project ...


Auckland Eco Home

Auckland Eco Home

New Zealand > Auckland > Papakura & Franklin District
Sustainable features of the house: Conservatory for the collection of the sun’s energy Passive solar design Complemented by high insulation and double glazing Solar water heating Renewable materials Natural finishes Eco wood burner with wetback Rainwater collection Sustainable o...


Strawbale & earthen plaster ecohouse in Nelson

Strawbale & earthen plaster ecohouse in Nelson

New Zealand > Nelson/Tasman
Hybrid two storey ecohouse featuring post and beam construction with strawbale in fill wall insulation, block walls through centre of the structure for bracing and beam support. Macrocarpa weatherboards over douglas fir framing on upper storey. Ground floor straw, block and timber walls ...


Energy Efficient house

Energy Efficient house

New Zealand > Otago > Queenstown > Frankton
Modern contemporary sunny house, built by designer for own family home, making best use of site for sun and stunning views. The 4 year old house is one block away from Frankton Village's cafe's and restaurants yet tucked away with privacy, peace and quiet. Recycled timber on top floo...


new house - stage one

new house - stage one

New Zealand > Canterbury > Geraldine
The first part of a passive solar house designed by Roger Buck Associates of Christchurch, constructed by Hendersons of Timaru. Winner (for builder) of Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Awards in regional Master Builders' Awards 2008 On-site waste treatment designed by EcoEng includes ...


Cornerstone building system ideal healthy option for aged housing

Cornerstone building system ideal healthy option for aged housing

New Zealand > Nelson/Tasman > Motueka
Many older people and poorer families suffer in under insulated homes in New Zealand where homes do not meet the World Health Standard (WHS). Immigrants from the coldest parts of Russia, Asia and the Europe get a rude shock when faced with weighing up the comfort levels they have been us...


FLW/Japanese House

FLW/Japanese House

New Zealand > Canterbury > Ashburton
Jack and Margaret Scott from Ashburton have an admiration for Japanese Architecture and they are also fans of the late great American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright, particularly his early prairie houses. They have built several times before and had some very good ideas of there own that the...


Energy saving design

Energy saving design

New Zealand > Otago > Queenstown
Nestled into its mountain setting, this strikingly original Queenstown home is a showcase for energy saving design and technology, as DAVID KILLICK discovered. From Queenstown you take the road to Glenorchy, turn right and climb steeply. The road feels like a ski access road, but is sea...


Waipu cove Ebode

Waipu cove Ebode

New Zealand > Northland > Waipu Cove
Ebode prototype - WAIPU COVE BACH, 2007 For this elevated section overlooking Waipu Cove, our clients wanted a modest home in the 'kiwi bach' tradition, designed with environmentally sustainable principles and using materials and detailing to reflect the coastal location. The result...


Rolleston House

Rolleston House

New Zealand > Canterbury > Rolleston
Sustainability and energy efficiency of this home were priorities for the owners, migrating from England. The design by Bob Burnett Architecture won the Sustainability Award in the 2008 ADNZ Resene Regional Design Awards. It also won the Bathroom Award and it was a finalist in other catego...


Bob Burnett Showhome

Bob Burnett Showhome

New Zealand > Canterbury
Bob Burnett Architecture Showhome, 6 Runswick Lane A new home near the top of the Broad Oaks subdivision on the port hills in Christchurch has been designed as a showhome to showcase innovative sustainable design ideas and new materials and products by Architectural couple Bob Burnett a...


Combine Cornerstone Building systems INSULATION,Hot water & space heating  for LOW ENERGY home.

Combine Cornerstone Building systems INSULATION,Hot water & space heating for LOW ENERGY home.

New Zealand > Canterbury > Southbridge
Sustainability, using the Cornerstone Building system and the Te WERA boiler for hot water and the minimal space heating…..our home was definitely that. We fully intended building a straw bale home and Chris had been on the straw bale building course all ready to go, until Chris met Danie...


Cornerstone Licencee,Future Homes NZ wins 2 NZ NATIONAL AWARDS

Cornerstone Licencee,Future Homes NZ wins 2 NZ NATIONAL AWARDS

New Zealand > Waikato > Taupo
“Cornerstone Building System”, Taupo Licencee wins DBH Gold award for best sustainable home under $500,000 for National Award 2008 after winning the Taupo District Gold medal. To add to this prize was the National award for the "Pink Batts Best Energy Efficient home" STOP PRE...


The Solabode Affordable Eco Home

The Solabode Affordable Eco Home

New Zealand
UPDATE June 2011: Clients are still very happy with the performance of this home now in its third winter. Last year I set about designing the Solabode MKII which as well as responding to lessons learnt on the MKI version, now incorporates PREFAB technology and MODULAR design in that the...


Laba Residence - Dunedin Eco Home - Solar, wind etc

Laba Residence - Dunedin Eco Home - Solar, wind etc

New Zealand > Otago > Dunedin > St Clair
A residential dwelling located at Mission Cove, Company Bay on the Otago Peninsula was designed as a solar passive energy conserving home for Mike and Edith Laba. The design process began in May 2004. The principal requirement was for the dwelling to be energy efficient, environmentally fr...


Devonport Lohas Home

Devonport Lohas Home

New Zealand > Auckland > North Shore City > Devonport
An eco-friendly, self-contained stand-alone, modern two bedroom accommodation. Designed by a leading environmentally-focused architect, Johann Bernhardt, with Equinox Design. Built using renewable materials, this well-insulated house is powered by renewable energy supplied by Meridian,...


Kapiti Off Grid

Kapiti Off Grid

New Zealand > Wellington > Otaki
3 bed, 2 bath, twin-gable replica villa. FSC-sourced rusticated weatherboard. UT pine framing (internal). 60,000L total roofwater storage. Membrane water-filtration (No UV = zero power vs 130W always-on for UV). 20mm Argon double-glazing with timber double-hung sash joinery. Sewage pumped ...


Lite-House Surfdale Development

Lite-House Surfdale Development

New Zealand > Auckland > Hauraki Gulf & Islands > Waiheke Island
The Lite-House development on Waiheke Island is a mixed-use building with a luxury one bedroom apartment and three office spaces. The development has received multiple industry awards including: - RMB 2010 House of the Year - Winner Sustainable Home $500k - $1m and three Gold Reserve Aw...


Gorgeous Organic Lifestyle For Sale 10 Acres Near Muriwai Beach (NOW SOLD)

Gorgeous Organic Lifestyle For Sale 10 Acres Near Muriwai Beach (NOW SOLD)

New Zealand
THIS PROPERTY HAS NOW BEEN SOLD. Gorgeous organic lifestyle, 3 bedroom eco house with tree lined driveway, on quiet back road 5 minutes from Muriwai beach. Ten acres with a mix of bush and grazing, good soils, pond, creek, barn and home orchard. A private, peaceful and very pretty prope...


Crows Nest: Eco lifestyle close to city

Crows Nest: Eco lifestyle close to city

New Zealand > Northland > Whangarei > Riverside
Fully sustainable, architect designed on lifestyle block only 3.7km from Whangarei city center. Totally off the National Grid and self sustainable in all respects. It's 2 storied house with a large workshop area in breeze way. Kitchen as a farmhouse parlour and doubles as a dining/ kitch...


Waikuku Beach House

Waikuku Beach House

New Zealand > Canterbury
Waikuku Beach House is an Insulated Precast Concrete Panel House. This is optimum construction type providing thermal mass, comfort and permanence resulting in a very cosy home with low running costs. Panel junctions and openings have been detailed to provide a continuous insulation envelo...


Cornerstone Building System choice for Ben Lomond Lodge

Cornerstone Building System choice for Ben Lomond Lodge

New Zealand
The Ben Lomond Station Experience in a Lodge built in the Cornerstone Building system. Cornerstone was chosen for this project due to the benefits in the high insulation and simplicity of construction in such a remote area in the mountains above Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown. With breathta...


Luxury brand new eco house with high R value for sale

Luxury brand new eco house with high R value for sale

New Zealand > Bay Of Plenty > Katikati
Brand new high quality fit out eco house with high R values. The concrete floor was installed with an extra 50m layer of poly to help keep the warmth in. External walls build from Amboisne polystyrene blocks filled with concrete, 250mm wide with R value of 3. Poly block walls go ...


Passive House in NZ

Passive House in NZ

New Zealand > Waikato > Raglan
A Passive House, that's what we are building. A concept that's new to New Zealand. Our house will be one of the first Passive Houses in the country. A Passive House is - A very well-insulated, virtually air-tight building - Primarily heated by passive solar gain and by internal gains ...


beach house

beach house

New Zealand > Canterbury
This home also has a business attached. We have a 3x6 office 6x6 garage plus three sheds and a joinery work shop. No traveling to work! The house is amazingly spacious considering its diminutive exterior dimensions. Less is more as far as resource use is concerned, so we have designed a ...


Tranquil 3/4 acre paradise

Tranquil 3/4 acre paradise

New Zealand > Bay Of Plenty > Tauranga
Enjoy a low electricity bill with solar hot water, wetback fire, excellent insulation and the rest. Set in the beautiful, semi-rural Waterview Estate at the end of a cul-de-sac, this home has stunning water and rural views. This quality 2 year-old home was designed for easy living an...


eco house in tauranga

eco house in tauranga

New Zealand > Bay Of Plenty > Tauranga
Set in the beautiful, semi-rural Waterview Estate at the end of a cul-de-sac, this home also has stunning water and rural views and a great indoor/outdoor flow. Spacious modern kitchen with scullery and quality appliances. Second lounge/home theater room or office. 4 double bedrooms (ma...


Hive Kiosk

Hive Kiosk

New Zealand > Canterbury
The Hive Kiosk is part of the Home Innovation Village in Curletts Rd Christchurch. Built as a response to the massive rebuild the Village exhibits several homes all with some prefabrication in their makeup. The Kiosk is a solar chalet. Build to a 10m2 foot print it requires no buiding co...


Concrete Passive Solar House

Concrete Passive Solar House

New Zealand > Canterbury
One of the warmest and coolest, most energy efficient homes ever designed by Bob Burnett Architecture, this home has an 8 star Homestar rating and a Lifemark 4 star rating. A two-storey home which measures just over 152 square metres. Insulated precast concrete panel thermomass constructi...


Mt Pleasant Eco Haven

Mt Pleasant Eco Haven

New Zealand > Canterbury > Christchurch > Mt Pleasant
Built in a beautiful location and situation, with a stream dividing the section. Views to the north of sea and city. As an owner builder, we have developed the section as the build progressed. The house is constructed of Concrete floors and concrete block on the ground floor, so has good t...


Double Envelope

Double Envelope

New Zealand > Canterbury > Christchurch > Cracroft
Built into the hillside facing north west, in a sheltered bowl from most prevailing winds. The house looks over a reserve and out towards the southern alps. The design is double envelope passive solar. Built with an earth berm into the hillside double glazing all round apart from the solar...


FOR SALE - Green Home and Lifestyle

FOR SALE - Green Home and Lifestyle

New Zealand > Waikato > Te Awamutu
FOR SALE This property offers an architecturally designed eco home, in a beautiful native garden setting, next to NZs leading mainland island restoration project, Maungatautari. If you want to tread lightly on the environment without giving up your creature comforts, this home is fo...


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