Medium density housing assessment tools: Summary report

Verney Ryan, Bill Smith. This report summarises the research process, medium density housing outcome framework, tool development and case study testing to develop New Zealand-specific tools to assess medium density […]

Applying the Neighbourhood Sustainability residents’ survey to Hobsonville Point 2020

Glenda Lock, Andrea Blackmore. This report provides the results of an application of the Residents’ Questionnaire from Beacon’s Neighbourhood Sustainability Tools to Hobsonville Point in February 2020. Results show that […]

Applying the Neighbourhood Sustainability residents’ questionnaire to Hobsonville Point 2018

Glenda Lock, Andrea Blackmore. This report provides the results of an application of the Residents’ Questionnaire from Beacon’s Neighbourhood Sustainability Tools to Hobsonville Point in June and July 2018. Results […]

Applying the Neighbourhood Sustainability residents’ questionnaire to Hobsonville Point 2016

Glenda Lock. This report provides the results of an application of the Beacon Neighbourhood Sustainability Tool to Hobsonville Point in June to August 2016. Results show that Hobsonville Point rates […]

Upgrade or retire? Exploring factors in making decisions for privately owned homes in Tāmaki

Glenda Lock, Verney Ryan. This research explored options for upgrading or retiring privately owned building stock at the development or neighbourhood level within the Tāmaki regeneration area. The project sought […]

Beacon’s neighbourhood research and tools: A summary

Andrea Blackmore. This report summarises the research journey that underlies the development of the Neighbourhood Sustainability Framework and its assessment tools.  Sustainable neighbourhoods have always been part of Beacon’s vision […]

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 […]

Valuing sustainable neighbourhoods

Kay Saville-Smith, Moira Dwyer, Julie Warren. This report uses Beacon’s Neighbourhood Sustainability Framework and data from Beacon’s National Survey of Neighbourhoods to value the opportunities presented by the data collected […]

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 […]

National neighbourhood baseline survey

Kay Saville-Smith. This report presents the findings of the national baseline survey of neighbourhood behaviours. The baseline data is used to drive the Resident Self-Report assessment component of Beacon’s Neighbourhood […]