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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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As a certified Passive House Tradesperson and accredited Proclima installer, you can be assured that Bright Build understands high-performance, energy-efficient construction.   We are passionate about ensuring New Zealanders live in a healthier home, warmer in winter and cooler in summer, that is economical to run and will continue to have less impact on the Earth.  Bright Build has experience with both Formance and NZSIP systems, and on our most recent high-performance build achieved 0.31 ACH.

Bright Build is a family building business, based in Wellington, New Zealand and are Registered Master Builders.  Our Build Director (Craig Taylor) has over 33 years of building experience and holds dual LBP certification in Carpentry and Site 2  (which certifies his expertise not only in building, but also in managing and delivering technically complex building projects).

 

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OMEGA Windows and Doors is proudly owned by McKechnie Aluminium Solutions Limited, who have over 50 years of experience in extruding aluminium. This combined with contemporary European design means you get a product that not only looks good but can withstand the demanding weather conditions of New Zealand.

The OMEGA Thermal Series was benchmarked and showed a 36% improved (“u” value) thermal performance compared to one of its standard competitors. The innovative OMEGA Thermal Series is also designed to significantly lessen the Bi-Metallic effect which occurs in most joinery products.

OMEGA and McKechnie Aluminium are the only aluminium extrusion business in New Zealand to operate a remelt facility for recycling aluminium retaining all the aluminium’s properties. Third-party environmentally certified with a high recycled content and therefore low carbon footprint.

CEMARS® Product Certification – Sustainably Leading the Industry

Achieving a carbon footprint of 1.21kg of CO2e per Kg of Aluminium on a Scope 1 and 2* basis which is 90% better than the global average (11.5kg^ CO2e per kg of aluminium) CEMARS® third-party certified.  OMEGA by McKechnie® is the first NZ Aluminium joinery manufacturer to achieve third-party CEMARS® product certification by Enviro-Mark Solutions Ltd.

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  1. Passive House and High Performance Building Advice and Guidance Carefully Explained and Made Easy To Understand For Design and Engineering Professionals, Customers and Trade Technicians Alike.
  2. Professional Coordination with Certified Passive House Designers and Consultants To Ensure Completely Unbiased Advice and Accuracy to Achieve Target Outcomes.
  3. Specialised Advice and Guidance for High Performance Low Energy Products and Systems with Careful Attention to Detail Applied During all Phases of System Design, Product Specification, Installation and Commissioning.
  4. We Provide Accurate Design, Specification, Certified Installation and Certified Testing and Commissioning for the Following Products, Systems and Services (Click Links to Product and Service Information):
  5. Detailed Data Recording for ALL Systems Initial Set-Up for Reference.
  6. Specific Passive House PHPP Protocol Data Sets For Passive House Certification:
    • MVHR Ventilation Protocol and Sign-Off
    • Certified Blower Door Test and Sign-Off
  7. We Provide All Our Products and Services in a Relaxed and Professional Manner with an Emphasis on Fun, Engagement and Education. Our Approach Always Includes Integrity, Reliability and Accuracy of Detail.

The Edge Innovation Team.

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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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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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Cameron Construction is the eHaus Wairarapa licensee who specialise in both Commercial and Residential construction. They pride themselves on the eco-friendly approach they take to all aspects of construction.

Mason Cameron believes in taking a client centric approach to all builds and prides himself on the excellent relationships he has with his clients. Mason is passionate about construction and exploring all eco, which is why he was drawn to building using the international Passive House way. Being innovative and using new technology is part of his mind set to ensure he exceeds client’s expectations when building their dream home.
Based in Masterton, Mason covers the wider the Wairarapa and surrounding coastal areas.

We pride ourselves on helping make the creation of your home an enjoyable process from start to finish, with our careful planning, attention to detail, experienced advice & our systems in place, we make it an easy, smooth, well run process, on time & on budget, so you can relax.

Cameron Construction has a unique creative ability to be able to think outside the box, we will do everything we can to help you achieve the home you desire, if you have a budget that doesn’t quite reach, we can help with creative changes that help you reach that goal without losing the balance of your dream home.

Cameron Construction takes pride in offering outstanding perfectionism in our skill, we like to keep our jobs to a minimum to maintain quality control & ensure each is built to the highest standard possible.

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Creating what matters for future generations is an overarching philosophy that underpins our core values and how we approach our architectural commissions as we seek to question today, imagine tomorrow, create for the future.

We are a highly motivated and connected team of expert designers, from unique and diverse backgrounds, committed to listen, engage, and collaborate with our clients to deliver project outcomes that create highly effective and enriched spatial environments for individuals, and communities, both now and far into the future.

We have nearly 150 years of history in architecture practice, our acquired knowledge and skills are coupled with continual research and innovation applied to develop efficient, resilient, sustainable solutions benefiting from years of review and wide project experience across New Zealand. Our extensive historical experience, unique understanding of our land and climates coupled with our long collaboration with local communities, councils and contractors allow us to uniquely tailor our design solutions in unison with our connected local and global WSP engineering design specialists.

Our designers are committed to sustainability and understand that taking a sustainable approach means ensuring that any decisions and actions made today, do not negatively compromise future generations and the world we live in. As part of this commitment, a large number of our team are qualified assessors for green building rating tools / certification and experts in high-performance building standards such as Passive House.

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