Find a PHINZ sponsor or member

Our sponsors and members provide a range of services and products for use in Passive House projects. The directory includes Certified Passive House professionals, who have successfully completed the requirements of the Passive House Institute to gain the following qualifications:

Certified Passive House Designer Certified Passive House Consultant Certified Passive House Tradesperson Passive House Certifier Certified Passive House Component

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Certified Passive House professionals
I conceive history as a tapestry that is still on the loom. All the portions that have been woven are our history, the edge of the weaving is NOW and the fibers still yet to be woven are our future. I am using a type of theoretic thought experiment to try to work out what the built environment would feel like by theoretically re-weaving history to follow paths long discarded by Western thought.
 
I’m striving to understand what this type of society would have done once (if) it grew to the point where it was an endemic species, meaning the very existence of the society is having a direct negative consequential effect on the bioregion or biosphere.
 
Once that society has recognized their impact what changes would they make or have made?
 
This is a long term study and unlikely to ever come to an end. BUT, by using this lens to peer into an alternative rewoven historical past, I can infer some things to the Now of today’s destructive, scarcity based society to try to pull from that vision as much as I can into reality today.
 
Using this methodology, I have come to three realizations that I am pursuing in current projects:
  1. De-Commodification of land. I believe in a regenerative society, one could not own the land any more than a sparrow or tree owns the land. So in my projects, I am concentrating on groups with alternative ownership models as a start.
  2. In a Regenerative society based on Abundance the concept of Enough is critical. “Everyone gets a nest, but not a nest egg”. To that end i am looking at alternative economic models with special interest in Wellness Accounting as well as groups that have a commitment to voluntary redistribution of wealth and a commitment to wholeness of the individual, group and planet as a foundation for the group’s relationship with the land.
  3. De-Commodification of Intellectual Property. I believe in a regenerative society, intellectual property would be held in common This is a longer discussion, but theoretically with common purpose and rapid innovation is possible,
I am still very much in the exploratory phase, trying to find groups here that are aligned with my kaupapa (values).
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Inspired by Europe’s top performing building methods, we developed our very own innovative New Zealand designed prefabricated system.

Optimised for our unique geographic, climatic and seismic conditions, it is locally manufactured from a mix of NZ-made and recycled materials, then combined with some of the world’s best European building products such as Megrame Windows to make your new home stronger, safer, healthier and more environmentally sustainable than other alternatives.

NH Design & Project Management Ltd is a Wellington area based design & project management company, specialising in sustainable, affordable high-performance, energyefficient designs for new home construction.

Since 2017 we have been designed homes all over the country which optimise the unique Wellington life-style and environment each region. We are a small, personal company with a big reputation for friendly, professional service and high quality workmanship. We know that building your dream home is one of the biggest decisions you will make and we strive hard to bring your dreams to reality, taking pride in design not just a house, but a home brimming with individuality that reflects your tastes, needs and lifestyle – a home that you will love and love to live in.Each project has a dedicated team of qualified architectural designer, planner that see the work through from start to finish.
Unlike the volume-driven group house building companies who try to force-fit a standard plan to your site, we believe every situation (just like every customer) is unique and therefore deserves a unique approach.

We are happy to work with you, offer suggestions and develop your ideas to achieve the home you want, with imagination and without compromise.

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MyKiwiHouse is combining the best practises from Europe and New Zealand into a smart and sustainable home, which is cost efficient not only to build but also affordable to live in.

The result is a home with far superior heating savings (up to 90% better) than standard building code compliant houses.

The entire envelope has a thermal performance which meets PHI Low Energy Building Standard, i.e. energy demand of no more than 27 kWh/m2a (in Queenstown Climate Zone). The house can be Passive House certified at an additional cost.

Standard Specifications:

a) Walls 140mm framing + 45mm service cavity with 140mm + 50mm Earthwool (R-value 5.5).

b) Ceiling 2 @ 195mm Earthwool (R-value 8.2).

c) Intello vapour barrier in wall and ceiling.

d) Air changes per hour at 50 pascals of pressure (ACH50) = 0.5

e) MAXRaft insulated concrete foundation (R-value 4.5)

f) Timber/aluminium clad windows from Elitfonster in Sweden (U-value 0.80 = R-value 1.25):

    • Triple glazing with 2 @ Argon gas in 16mm cavities
    • 2 @ low E glazing
    • Warm edge spacer Swisspacer
    • Codemark Certified for New Zealand

The indoor climate is vastly improved by utilising an advanced heating and energy recovery ventilation system and the triple glazed timber windows , which keeps the entire home warm in the winter (and cold in the summer). Your home will be free from moisture and have a constant supply of fresh air directly from the outside.

Although compact in size, each function in the house has been cleverly designed, including innovative under-floor heating in bathrooms, and with a priority on the large open plan kitchen, dining and living area.

Our homes are built by local certified builders to the highest quality, which is normally only seen in expensive luxury houses. The difference is that we have down scaled to a minimalistic Swedish design, with smart use of standardisation to achieve ultimate cost efficiency.

A home for the future!

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No one knows the Manawatu quite like we do. We’ve been around since the 1960s and in that time, we’ve earned our stripes by creating a range of stunning architecture in both the commercial and residential space.

We believe our work speaks for itself. Look at any one of our projects and you’ll see the style, creativity, quality, and commitment to detail.

Energy efficiency and sustainability is a complicated issue facing the sector and what can seem like minor choices in the design and construction can have large consequences in the life cycle of a structure and its overall efficiency. We understand this and would love to partner with you on this journey.

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