Last week our project was profiled in the local Howick paper. You can read the article on the ourhomes.co.nz website
When we started the ZEH project one of the challenges we foresaw was with the consenting of the low impact building techniques and technologies that we wanted to implement. Many aspects of the house will differ from the conventional approach of building
Over the last couple of weeks I have been continuing my research into how we will integrate the photovoltaic (PV) system into the roof. Internationally there are many PV products that double as a roofing material, in NZ however there is only one that I know of.
It has been a busy couple of weeks since we launched the Zero Energy House (Z.E.H.) website. Thanks to some excelent feedback on the site we have added two more sections.
- The Project Schedule page shows the time-line of the project.
- In the Image Gallery we will be updating the plans as they evolve and adding pictures.
Welcome to zeroenergyhouse.co.nz
This website is about the zero energy house that we're currently designing to build on our section in the Auckland suburb of Pt Chev.
On this website we will document the design and build of our house. We hope that people in New Zealand and internationally will find this a useful resource when designing or building their own home.