Home Style Green - Sustainable Design and Building

The Ministry of Innovation Building and Employment (MBIE) has released its consultation document for proposed changes to the New Zealand Building Code. This represents a great opportunity to positively impact the future of building standards. But does it go far enough?

Direct download: 252_NZ_Building_Code.mp3
Category:Industry -- posted at: 10:49am NZST

Danielle King moved into the sustainability field about fifteen years ago and has built up her consultancy Green Move Australia with a diverse range of services. We discuss some of the typical advice she provides to clients and Danielle shares some of her own advice for running a viable sustainability business.

Direct download: 251_Green_Moves.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:46pm NZST

Stuart Lee loves what he does, which is mostly building Passive House homes in Victoria, Australia. He was an early adopter of sustainable building and it was during a Master Builder Green Living event that he heard Clare Parry speak about Passive House. It all made a lot of sense and Stuart enrolled himself on a Passive House Tradesperson course. In this interview, he describes what makes a home really perform, and why he loves what he does.

Direct download: 250_Enerhaus_Stuart_Lee.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:16am NZST

Mike Pickering is building an affordable but high quality, healthy and very energy efficient home for himself and his family on a lifestyle block in Napier. He's taken some learning from his experience building tiny homes and is sharing his project online. Check it out at https://ourlifeblock.co.nz

Direct download: 249_Our_Life_Block.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:02am NZST