The HomeSmart Home case study

Andrea Blackmore. A high level summary of the design and performance of New Zealand Housing Foundation’s HomeSmart Home including feedback from the household living in it.

New Zealand Housing Foundation HomeSmart Home: Evaluation of performance and occupancy

Lois Easton. The New Zealand Housing Foundation HomeSmart Home was designed in partnership with Beacon to meet the HSS High Standard of Sustainability.  This report brings together the findings from […]

Performance of the New Zealand Housing Foundation’s HomeSmart Home

Johannes Roberti, Andrew Pollard, Nikki Buckett and Lisa Burrough. This report examines the performance of the NZHF HomeSmart Home with regard to the energy and water use and indoor environment. […]

The NZHF HomeSmart Home: Occupants’ experience of the home and comparison with NOW Homes

Rachael Trotman. Following on from its NOW Home projects in Waitakere and Rotorua, Beacon partnered with the New Zealand Housing Foundation in 2009 to develop and monitor a sustainable HomeSmart […]

Rotorua NOW Home case study

Andrea Blackmore. A high level summary of the design and performance of the Rotorua NOW Home, and the experience of the family living in it.

Development of HomeSmart Home Procedures v.1 for piloting

Lois Easton, Marta Karlik-Neale, Roman Jaques. This report outlines the methodology and work undertaken to develop the Version 1 HomeSmart Home Procedures for the NOW100 (HomeSmart Homes) Project. The Procedures […]

Papakowhai Renovations: Project summary and case studies

Lois Easton. A project examining sustainable retrofit of existing homes in Papakowhai was undertaken from 2006-2008. Nine homes were renovated with a range of sustainable interventions and monitored to see […]

Final monitoring report from the Papakowhai Renovations project

John Burgess, Nikki Buckett, Michael Camilleri, Lisa French, Andrew Pollard, Phil Hancock. The Papakowhai Renovation Project has monitored indoor environment, waste, water and energy parameters in nine homes in the […]

Prioritisation of building systems

Barbara Nebel, Karen Bayne, Connie Crookshanks. This working paper is an interim report from the Systems Research Work Plan – “Criteria Development and Embedding Systems”. It sets out details of […]

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 […]