Annual Loss Factor (ALF)
Use the Annual Loss Factor tool to calculate a
building's building performance index (BPI).
Auckland Atlas of Construction
Data on construction value-chain trends in the region presented in downloadable maps, graphs and
Use this worksheet to determine the wall and foundation bracing elements.
800+ wall cladding, roof cladding and weathertight remediation construction details,
which cover 6 common wall claddings and 4 common roof claddings.
Use this interactive map to find the earthquake and corrosion zones for a given
Keep up to date and find out more with useful links, research and advice about important issues in the building
Eco Design Advisor
A BRANZ initiative that provides advisors with technical support.
Engineering Basis of NZS 3604
This book is intended as a source document for those who need to know the basis for the engineering decisions underpinning NZS 3604
BRANZ has developed a range of fire modelling software for various scenarios.
H1 Energy Efficiency Support
Useful information and tools to aid in applying
Clause H1 Energy Efficiency (Third Edition).
HEEP Energy and Temperature Data
The HEEP Energy and Temperature Data tool allows users to explore data collected in the Household Energy End-use Project
(HEEP) from 1999-2005.
A home rating tool for warmth, health and resource performance.
Ideas to design and build healthier
homes that have less impact on the environment.
Lintels and Beams Calculator
A calculator for buildings within the scope of NZS 3604:1999 Timber-framed buildings.
NZS 4218:2009 Calculation Method Tool
This tool calculates heat loss for
the calculation method of NZS 4218:2009.
P21 (2010) A wall bracing test and evaluation procedure
Bracing ratings evaluated in accordance with this procedure are intended to be used for design of
buildings within the scope and framework of NZS 3604 Timber framed buildings.
| ||Photovoltaic Generatiion Calculator|
This tool estimates the annual electrical energy generated (i.e. energy
yield) from a photovoltaic array, in many New Zealand sites.
Precast Concrete Panels Design Guide
For exterior walls of warehouses and industrial
|Prefab Toolkit V2|
The PrefabNZ toolkit is an XL
utility which provides recommendations of the type of prefabrication techniques which are feasible for a specific residential project.
Resource efficiency is all about using materials, energy, time
and money more effectively.
A hub of well targeted resources for the architecture
and design community on universal design (UD), which complements other New Zealand-based resources.