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Optimise operation to reduce impact

By Nick Collins 1 December 2009, Build 115, Feature article

A recent Beacon Pathway study undertaken by scion has found the biggest opportunity to reduce the environmental impacts of new homes is by addressing the operation of the house with good design and appropriate material choice.

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Lessons from North America

By Verney Ryan 1 June 2016, Build 154, Feature article

New Zealand can learn a lot about meeting housing demand and addressing affordability from the variety of successful approaches to increasing density in Vancouver, Seattle and Portland.

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Great example

By Dael Climo 1 August 2016, Build 155

What better way of learning what a sustainable house looks and acts like than visiting some. A Christchurch demonstration project enabled that, opening the doors to properties with high-level, affordable green credentials.

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