New houses emitting five times too much carbon – study

By Eco Design Advisor on Friday, January 24th, 2020 in New Build, Uncategorized.

This story was originally published on  and is republished with permission.  Researchers have calculated how much carbon dioxide a typical new three-bedroom home can afford to emit in its lifetime and still keep the world within 2 degree Celsius warming.The bad news is, New Zealand houses are five times over-budget. The good news is, we can fix it […]

Cold Kiwi homes ‘a point of shame’

By Eco Design Advisor on Thursday, August 24th, 2017 in New Build.

August 24 2017 Ian Mayes loves everything about New Zealand except the way some houses are built. Hamilton City Council’s free eco design