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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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Water efficiency labelling scheme

1 April 2008, Build 105, Feature article

New Zealand is soon to have a water efficiency labelling scheme (WELS) to provide consumers with water efficiency information when they buy appliances and plumbing products.

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Dare to declare

By Dr Dave Dowdell 1 February 2014, Build 140

A planned Australasian environmental product scheme should increase opportunities for local manufacturers in a global market now asking questions about products’ environmental credentials.

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