What Beacon does
Beacon offers a range of services and expertise to other organisations sharing the same journey toward transforming New Zealand’s houses and neighbourhoods.
With an extensive knowledge base from our five year government research contract, and experience in numerous collaborative demonstration projects, we have a lot to offer.
Whether you want expert advice, have an idea for a demonstration project that needs developing, or want to tap into our network, we can help!
Where our expertise lies
We understand homes and neighbourhoods. We’re clear on current status of housing (poor!) and what outcomes are possible (the opportunity is enormous!).
Through our original government research contract, and in our projects and contracts as an Incorporated Society, we’ve built up an impressive knowledge base on the issues New Zealand faces in improving residential outcomes.
We understand many of the barriers and have developed ‘solutions’ to address them; you may have found more barriers - we like a challenge.
We understand transformation. Beacon’s goal is transforming New Zealand’s housing stock into the high performing resource our country deserves. It’s going slower than we’d like. We’ve learned there is no one single thing that will pull this off: the oft wished for ‘silver bullet’.
So we’ve developed a comprehensive network across council, central government, community sector, manufacturers, insurers, researchers, politicians, professionals and trades organisations.
We’re actively engaged in unpicking barriers when we see them and developing partnerships across these groups to push initiatives/innovation that will help reach our goal.