Green Smart Tech & Universal Design

Green Smart Tech & Universal Design - How They’re Changing Accessibility in Homes According to the New Zealand Disability Survey, one in four citizens live with a disability. This rises as age increases, as well as a great deal of other factors. Due to the universal experience of either living with a disability or knowing someone who [...]

2019-03-04T13:37:19+13:00February 4th, 2019|Green Advice, Green News|

Eco-Conscious Sleeping Options for Your Home in Summer

Green home building is on the rise in New Zealand, and one incentive for the tenfold increase in Homestar ratings (which measure efficiency, warmth and health) is the wellbeing of occupants. Sleeping well at night is one important aspect of good health and it really can be a challenge in warmer months. We’ve mostly likely [...]

2019-02-08T08:38:02+13:00January 8th, 2019|Green Advice|

Eco friendly Christmas ideas

How to Reduce your Christmas Eco-footprint So many of us write Christmas off as being “too commercial” but when it comes down to it most of us still join the masses, taking part in consumerism at its finest! Maybe this year you’ve decided to make a savvy decision to build an eco-friendly home but why [...]

2018-12-11T14:03:12+13:00December 11th, 2018|Green Advice, Green News|

Green Up Your New Eco-Friendly Home With These Add-Ons

Did you build new on a tight budget and now want to upspec? Want make your new home more environmentally sound? New Zealanders are making exciting environmental changes in the way they choose to run their households. In addition to building eco-friendly homes, it is estimated that 43% of homeowners in the country will have [...]

2018-11-05T18:41:37+13:00November 5th, 2018|Green Advice, Green News|

Waste not want not

We often hear about green building practices but not so much about the journey undertaken by surplus construction materials. Did you know that Green Homes New Zealand selected their waste management providers based on their ability to sort and separate construction waste to minimise impact on our landfills? We support suppliers who genuinely maximise recycling [...]

2018-10-31T19:56:42+13:00October 31st, 2018|Green Advice, Green News|

Combating Home Allergens

Combating Home Allergens - it’s nothing to sneeze at Spring is in the air - allergy sufferers beware! What can you do in your home to get away from the misery close to the hearts and nostrils of a fellow afflicted allergy person? Whether you’re sensitive to pet dander, dust, mold or pollens the foundations [...]

2018-10-24T13:58:56+13:00October 24th, 2018|Green Advice, Green News|

The Next Steps for Sustainable Home Design

Figures from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment revealed a shortage of homes last year, estimating that New Zealand needs 71,000 more houses. When the government are thinking about construction plans, there are many good reasons to build green, including increased comfort, lower running costs and reduced impact on the environment. And with new smart innovations [...]

2018-10-16T10:10:12+13:00October 16th, 2018|Green Advice|

All in the floorplan

Flawed plan or a plan that floors you? Looking at building in the near future? Choosing the right floor plan is vital to prevent ending up in a discombobulated dwelling! Here’s some areas to consider before your appointment with your new home builder’s design team. Where are you at with your section? Consider your [...]

2018-10-09T07:21:57+13:00October 9th, 2018|Green Advice, Green News|

Smart and Easy Tips for Achieving a Green Kitchen

As one of the most important areas in your home, your kitchen should be a healthy place that inspires you to adopt a greener lifestyle. By introducing some effective green changes into your kitchen, not only will you be able to reduce your electricity bill significantly, but you’ll also create an environment that nourishes [...]

2018-09-24T11:19:07+13:00September 24th, 2018|Green Advice, Green News|