Build 96: Going green

1 October 2006

How to make buildings walk the sustainability talk. Building maintenance - what is happening to our houses?

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Feature section: Energy efficiency

As energy charges continue to rise, the cost of heating residential and commercial buildings is a major concern to all. Gains can be made, however, by thoughtful design and the use of energy-efficient technology.

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Feature section: Maintenance

The BRANZ House Condition Survey regularly finds that our homes are poorly maintained. All buildings need to be maintained, and the longer this is put off the more it will eventually cost.