Below are some informative websites on energy, water, material efficiency and behaviour change:

EECA: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority – EECA is the government agency that works to improve the energy efficiency of New Zealand’s homes and businesses, and encourages the uptake of renewable energy

BRANZ: Are dedicated to the science behind buildings, materials and systems, and how they work together

Beacon Pathway:  Beacon have both research and projects in home performance and sustainable neighbourhoods and communities

Smarter Homes: Smarter Homes provides up-to-date information and options for building smarter to make your home warmer, safer and drier

Level: The technical aspects and details of NZ sustainable building. Level will help you design and build homes which have less impact on the environment and are healthier, more comfortable, and have lower running costs

Design Navigator: The Design Navigator website offers you a range of online calculators for buildings. You also find a lot of useful information in the Solar Design FAQs and the listed links and case studies

EECA Energywise: Energy efficient appliances and products comparison database

Environmental Choice: In New Zealand, Environmental Choice is the official environmental label for friendly, safe and sustainable materials

BRANZ REBRI: Material Waste.  How to reduce your construction waste, including designing out waste, waste on building sites, through to demolition waste

BRANZ Maintaining My Home: Practical advice on how to maintain different parts of your home, and on related issues such as building controls, health and safety, earthquakes, weathertightness and painting.

New Zealand Green Building Council: The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) is a not-for-profit, industry organisation with a vision of New Zealanders occupying healthy, efficient and productive buildings in a sustainable built environment

Sustainable Living Education Trust: The Sustainable Living programme is a practical, fun way to learn and use actions which reduce your environmental impacts