Category Archives: Climate change

PIHA HOUSE started in 2019 as pretty much a standard renovation of an existing 2012 build, using European quality exterior joinery and more insulation. Although the brief was not Passive House quality, it was continued work for myself and team, considering I am a Certified Passive House Builder. Work started, removing interior linings to add … Continue reading Whānau Spotlight: Terry Bryers and the team at Bruyere Ltd renovate Piha House

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As interest in better performing buildings, and Passive House specifically, is ramping up rapidly in Aotearoa NZ we are starting to see dubious Passive House claims being made more frequently (and more complaints about incorrect claims coming our way).   Be mindful: if your build has not reached Passive House certification, then you cannot claim … Continue reading Claiming Passive House – the need to un-muddy the waters

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What are the important things that make your life comfortable..healthy…happy? If you scaled that idea up to your community, have you ever thought what that community might look like? Would it be a place where you’re not shivering by a fire at night so you don’t spend too much on power? Or where your child … Continue reading Certified Passive House Tradesperson (CET) course makes a visible difference to lives and businesses

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