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 with input from architecture and retrofit experts.  The purpose of the workshop was to harness the skills and experience of gathered experts to consider whether our modal house types in New Zealand — that is the house types that dominate our housing stock — are amenable to retrofit to meet Beacon’s High Standard of Sustainability and, if so, what sort of retrofit packages may be required.

The report provides an analysis of typologies within the framework of Beacon’s retrofit programme.