Slashing total carbon emissions driving goal of LowCO pilot project

Carefully evaluating both operational and embodied carbon emissions distinguishes Fletcher Living’s innovative LowCO homes. The Fletcher Living LowCO project establishes a new high-water mark for high-performance homes from a volume home builder. A three-bedroom house and three terrace homes have now been completed in South Auckland, with every decision about their design and construction considered through the lens of total …

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Finch Residence

The Finch Residence will be very familiar to many readers as, under the Waikuku Beach Passive House moniker, its progress was meticulously documented on social media. Paul Finch is both its owner and mastermind. As an experienced project manager, Paul was supremely qualified and he was hands-on at every step of the way. The family’s goal was achieved: a modest, …

Carman Residence

Queenstown has some of the largest temperature ranges in Aotearoa so its buildings need to keep humans warm when it’s below zero outside and cool when it’s over 30 degrees. This ambitious home designed to shelter three generations succeeds beautifully. Its success rests on beautiful aesthetics and careful Passive House design.  The clients were attracted to their architect’s sustainability and …

Martins Farmhouse

This rural home outside of Whanganui is a complex blend of traditional building and hi-tech performance, proof of the adage that Passive House is agnostic with regard to materials. It was inspired by and builds on the success of Hiberna, the first strawbale Passive House building in New Zealand and seemingly the first in the world to rely on natural …