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 […]

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.

Rotorua NOW Home: Final performance monitoring

Andrew Pollard, Roman Jaques. This report examines the sustainability performance of Beacon Pathway’s second new construction research house: the Rotorua NOW Home. The reticulated energy use, reticulated water use, indoor […]

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 […]

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 […]

Interim performance monitoring from Papakowhai Renovation project

John Burgess, Nikki Buckett. The Papakowhai Renovation Project has extensively monitored nine homes in the Porirua suburb of Papakowhai before and after sustainability intervention packages were applied to the homes. […]

Waitakere NOW Home: Occupants’ experience of the home and implications for future NOW Homes

Rachael Trotman. This report reviews the research on the Waitakere NOW Home occupants’ experience of living in the home and the impact of their behaviour on the physical performance of […]

Waitakere NOW Home performance monitoring: Year two report

Andrew Pollard, Lisa French, Matthias Heinrich, Roman Jaques, John Zhao. Reports on the second year of monitoring the Waitakere NOW Home. Overall, the second year of occupation of the Waitakere […]