Australia: Tackling housing unaffordability: a 10-point national plan

Looks like Australia is having similar problems as New Zealand is facing.The widening cracks in Australia’s housing system can no… Read More

Is NZ ready for $10b of Chinese cash about to drop on property market?

The Productivity commission did a report in 2012 and outlined many issues, actually a very interesting report to read. Another… Read More

Ingo @ Green Living Show: Smarter House Design – Affordable And Sustainable Homes For New Zealand

I will be presenting at the Green Living Show 2015 at the ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Room 3, 10:30 am on Sunday 28… Read More

Auckland Housing crisis – all the wrong assumptions and information

The median house price in Auckland is now at $750K, a number that our family would probably struggle to afford… Read More

Government partnership kickstarts Wynyard Quarter’s push to be exemplar of sustainable city building | EECA: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

Some great news. And an amazingly well done website for the Wynyard Quarter in Auckland. Maybe we will be getting… Read More

Wynyard Quarter Smart | tracking our progress towards a sustainable tomorrow

The vision of the Sustainable Development Framework is to be the leading location of sustainable urban transformation and renewal in… Read More

Council and privacy

Our assumption is that council is passing on all the building consent application and is making it public. You will… Read More

Banking on green – but how to develop

I am hearing a lot about great sustainable buildings, however in 99% of all cases the articles fail to deliver… Read More

Do we rate environmentally?

A nice summary of our sustainability status can be found in the build magazine. I would generally agree with the… Read More

Rural America’s Silent Housing Crisis – just like NZ

A very interesting article about the housing crisis in the US. Interestingly enough, New Zealand is not the only place… Read More