Policy options for sustainable homes A resource manual for local government

Megan Howell, Damon Birchfield. This Resource Manual sets out to assist councils to understand the need for sustainable homes, define what makes a sustainable home, establish the basis for action, […]

Assessing the viability of financial incentives for sustainable housing initiatives

Julia de Blaauw, Dan McGregor (Ascari Partners). This report explores the viability of financial incentives that could be offered by local government authorities in order to encourage sustainable housing initiatives […]

Slowing the flow: A comprehensive demand management framework for reticulated water supply

Maggie Lawton, Damon Birchfield, Dorothy Wilson. A framework is presented in this publication to assist water supply authorities and councils in developing a demand management strategy. It draws on information […]

Thermal insulation in New Zealand homes: A status report

Ian McChesney, Ian Cox-Smith, Lynda Amitrano. This paper considers thermal insulation for New Zealand homes, covering technical and policy aspects of new build and retrofit insulation. The policy focus is […]

District plan barriers and incentives to sustainable residential building: Case studies

Chloe Trenouth. A case study review of three territorial authorities (Christchurch City Council, Kapiti Coast District Council and Hamilton City Council) identifying potential barriers to implementing sustainable residential development created […]

Making policy and regulations rain tank friendly

Maggie Lawton, Damon Birchfield, David Kettle. This investigation reviewed the legal and policy pathways for mandating to include rain tanks for water conservation in new homes in the Auckland Region. […]

Local council sustainable building barriers and incentives: Auckland City case study

Lois Easton, David Mead, Chloe Trenouth, David Fullbrook, Patrick Arnold. A review of the potential barriers to sustainable building within Auckland City Council’s planning and regulatory framework, and the incentives […]