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  Sustainability: Guidelines for inclusion in New Zealand homes

The Sustainability series of factsheets is the result of a BRANZ search for robust technologies that are less common yet provide significant environmental benefits. A robust technology is one that can provide significant benefits to the majority of New Zealand homes while also being both easy and low cost to design, install, use and maintain.

Technologies investigated included micro-renewables, solar space-heating, and high-performance passive solar design. The current factsheets cover: 

  • Passive solar design
  • Trombe wall design
  • Photovoltaic (PV) design