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NZ's First 9* Home

Martin and Gaylene from ALOSUN attended the “Homestar 1000″ initiative exploratory meeting last week at the City Council – where we heard about the current construction of New Zealand’s first 9* home on the Homestar rating.  181 more words


April fishs'!

La verdad es que hoy he tenido un día muy ocupado, y ahora, sentado ante el ordenador, me estaba estrujando los sesos para sacarme de la manga un tema para bloguear (¡Porque el miércoles significa post nuevo!). 67 more words

EnviroSpec invites you to our SeminarSeries at the Green Living Show 2014


You are invited to our event that brings architects, product suppliers, builders and homewoners together for an exciting morning of presentations and networking.

The Seminar Series is a chance to… 265 more words

Green roofs an important consideration

Green roofs and garden roofs mitigate the effects of Urban Heat Island and stormwater as well as contributing positively toward biodiversity, energy efficiency, aesthetic value, improved air quality, and recreational space. 109 more words

GreenStar Hospital to Open in Christchurch

In part with Christchurch sustainable rebuild efforts, for the first time in New Zealand, a GreenStar rated hospital has opened.

The hospital is ground-breaking in many ways: it’s structurally safe, state-of-the-art, and of course, 4 Star GreenStar certified. 113 more words

Green homes perceived as affordable to live in, expensive to buy

Much is known about the environmental benefits of building a green home, but many are unaware of their cost-effectiveness. A new survey from Whirlpool Corporation and Habitat for Humanity International indicates that builders and consumers perceive green homes as affordable to live in but expensive to build or purchase. 123 more words