They deliver substantial environmental gains, so while New Zealand is slow to jump on the green roof bandwagon, there’s reason to think this will change.
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Green roofs are slowly breaking into the New Zealand market. Some of the issues and cost benefits are discussed here.
Nine homes in a Porirua suburb were recently renovated to achieve greater sustainability. Monitoring continues this year to measure the results but some useful tips have already come from the project.
Auckland’s Talbot Park Community Renewal Project is a flagship for sustainable, community-based approaches to urban renewal.
Research organisation Beacon Pathway has shown that installing simple, affordable energy efficient features in a new home can greatly reduce its energy footprint.
Could Christchurch become our first green city? An environmental rating tool developed specifically for the rebuild makes it a possibility.
Mimicking the shapes and materials of nature typifies the emerging field of living building design. Although requiring a rethink of traditional design, it could deliver buildings more sympathetic to people and the environment.