Reports and presentations - Rotorua NOW Home®
Read reports and presentations from our first new homes project:
Read reports and presentations from our subsequent new homes project:
01-Jul-2013 (Publication Case study/12)
Covers energy efficient lighting design in two demonstration homes.
01-Jul-2013 (Publication Case study/11)
Thermal Mass in the Rotorua NOW Home (PDF 46KB)
Covers the use of thermal mass in the Rotorua NOW Home and why it proved less successful.
01-Jul-2013 (Publication Case study/6)
Flexible Design in the Rotorua NOW Home (PDF 139KB)
Covers how the Rotorua NOW Home was designed for flexibility and adaptability over the life of the house.
31-May-2010 (Presentation PRES/23)
Beacon Research Symposia 2010
31-Jul-2009 (Report NO202/4)
Andrew Pollard, Roman Jaques
This report examines the sustainability performance of the Rotorua NOW Home®. The reticulated energy use, reticulated water use, indoor environmental quality and the occupancy satisfaction are examined and compared with Beacon's first live research project, the Waitakere NOW Home®, as well as Beacon's set of sustainability performance benchmarks, the HSS High Standard of Sustainability® (HSS®).
30-Jun-2009 (Report HR2420/8)
This report describes and examines the performance of the solar water heating systems used in the Waitakere NOW Home®, the Rotorua NOW Home® and three of the Papakowhai Renovation houses. A variety of systems were used in these houses and performance varied from 75% of the water heating being provided by solar in one of the Papakowhai Renovation houses to 36% of the water heating needs being met by solar in the Rotorua NOW Home®. Reasons for the performance levels are suggested.
13-Nov-2007 (Conference paper NO102/7)
Sustainable Building SB07 New Zealand
11-Jan-2007 (Report NO202/2)
Rotorua NOW Home® Interim Performance Monitoring (PDF 308KB)
Roman Jaques, Ian Mathews, Andrew Pollard
Reports early data from the monitoring the Rotorua NOW Home. It outlines the status of the performance monitoring dataset, as much analysis as possible on that dataset, a post-occupancy evaluation of the occupants during the first year of habitation and compares performance to the Waitakere NOW Home®. Later report NO202/4 gives a more accurate picture of the home's performance.
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- The layout and design of the Rotorua NOW Home®
- Energy efficiency in the Rotorua NOW Home®
- Healthy living indoors in the Rotorua NOW Home®
- Water conservation in the Rotorua NOW Home®
- Waste management in the Rotorua NOW Home®
- The Rotorua neighbourhood