Construction waste in the Havelock North Best Home: A comparison to best and standard practice

Lois Easton.

This report compares construction waste management in the Havelock North Best Home with other best practice homes (Waitakere and Rotorua NOW Homes) and standard build practice.

The first Best Home™ was built in Havelock North in 2012 by Horvath Homes in conjunction with Hastings District Council. The 187sqm house was built to meet a minimum of six stars on the Homestar™ rating scale and at no more than 5% additional cost of a standard non-sustainable home. The Horvath approach to construction waste management focused on both reducing the amount of waste produced, and diverting as much waste as possible from landfill.