Solar assessment checklist

A checklist for homeowners on the suitability of their site for solar panels, and how to get the best out of the set-up.

Clawback of heating services in Beacon research homes

Andrew Pollard, Nikki Buckett. Data from the Papakowhai Renovation Project and the Waitakere NOW Home are used to assess the clawback from the water heating and space heating services in […]

Development of renewables framework for decision-making

Mandy Armstrong, Verney Ryan. This report analyses appropriate local renewable energy solutions for New Zealand houses and neighbourhoods. It sets out a framework for decision making to enable the process […]

Solar water heating in the Waitakere and Rotorua NOW Homes and in three Papakowhai Renovation homes

Andrew Pollard. This report describes and examines the performance of the solar water heating (SWH) systems used in the Waitakere NOW Home, the Rotorua NOW Home and three of the […]

Matching renewable technology to local resources at household and neighbourhood level

Mandy Armstrong, Verney Ryan. This report provides a repository for information to inform consumers about undertaking a site assessment in relation to the potential for electricity generation at their site […]

New Zealand house typologies to inform energy retrofits

Verney Ryan, Geoff Burgess, Lois Easton. This report summarises the findings from a workshop analysing house typologies that was held at the end of November 2007, which was followed up […]

Housing typologies: Current stock prevalence

Ian Page, J. Fung. This report analyses the characteristics of the housing stock that affect the ability, opportunity and need to retrofit sustainability features. It covers such features as roof […]

Appendix C: Landlords energy survey

Kay Saville-Smith. A telephone survey of 491 landlords found resistance to investment in retrofitting and unresponsiveness to tenant demands or advice from professional bodies. Landlords report that they would renovate […]

Appendix B: Recent movers energy survey

Kay Saville-Smith. A postal survey of 724 homeowners found that recent movers resist significant investment in retrofitting but attempt to select resource efficient houses. They spend a relatively high amount […]

Appendix A: High energy user survey

Kay Saville-Smith. This survey of 700 householders found that high energy users resist investment in retrofitting and do not select resource efficient homes. Despite higher energy expenditure and incomes, householders […]