Our Papakowhai partners

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Beacon is grateful to the following organisations for their contributions to the Papakowhai Renovation project:


The project has been commissioned as part of Beacon Pathway Ltd’s wider research into improving the sustainability of New Zealand’s housing. BRANZ Ltd is conducting the research on behalf of Beacon.  BRANZ has been involved in monitoring the Waitakere and Rotorua NOW Homes®, and has considerable experience in gathering home performance data.




EnergySmart has managed the installation phase of the project. EnergySmart, now owned by Hutt Mana Charitable Trust, is a leading provider of energy efficiency solutions. Their aim is to enable the supply and installation of simple but effective energy efficient measures to New Zealand households.



Azzuro Solar

Donated three solar water heating systems and installation.   www.azzurosolar.co.nz


Fisher Windows

Donated double glazing window frames.  www.fisherwindows.co.nz

Logo, Fisher Windows

Fletcher Aluminium

Donated aluminium extrusions for window frames. www.fletcheraluminium.co.nz


Hutt Mana Charitable Trust

Donated funding towards insulation installations.  www.hmct.org.nz


Metro GlassTech

Donated double glazing systems.                            www.metroglass.co.nz


Porirua City Council

Waived building consent fees and gave help and advice.   www.pcc.govt.nz

Logo, Porirua City Council


Donated two instant gas water heaters.   www.rinnai.co.nz

Logo, Rinnai

Tasman Insulation

Discounted insulation products.  www.pinkbatts.co.nz


Winstone Wallboards

Donated Gib® plasterboard.   www.gib.co.nz