Sat, 18 May 2019
The first New Zealand Passive House was completed in 2012. Since then, about 20 more individual private houses have been Certified using the internationally recognised standard. Now, New Zealand is about to get its first Certified Passive House Cohousing project and Tim Ross has been involved almost right from the start.
Direct download: Tim_Ross_Architype.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:41pm NZST
Sat, 11 May 2019
Paul Jennings needed a project for his dissertation on fuel poverty in the UK when he came across some charity work funded by the then 'Greater London Council'. This was back in the 1980s. Not many people had heard of Blower Doors, but a team from the suppliers in Canada were willing to travel to the UK to train people on how Blower Doors could be used to help diagnose energy and health issues in buildings. At the 2019 Passive House Conference in Heidelberg, Paul shared some of his learning from over 30 years of airtightness testing. https://homestylegreen.com/190
Direct download: 190_Blower_Door_Testing_with_Paul_Jennings_-_110519_13.37.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:46pm NZST
Fri, 3 May 2019
Everett Norris always wanted to build his own house. As a boy, he also assumed that he’d own his own house. This sounds simple enough, but the reality is that home ownership is becoming more like Everett’s naive childhood dream for many New Zealanders. Everett now helps people achieve the dream of home ownership by teaching them how to build their own Tiny House.
Direct download: 189_Ever_Homes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:27pm NZST