Orientation, Siting and Layout
Thermal Insulation
Low Embodied Energy Building Materials
Increased Thermal Mass
Window Orientation
Passive Shading
Water Usage and Storage
Energy Efficient Appliances

Sustainable Design That Keeps On Delivering

Buildings have a huge impact on the environment, accounting for approximately one-sixth of our freshwater usage, a quarter of all wood harvested and two-fifths of the total material and energy flows of the planet. At Boulder Bank Architectural Design we work to generate an energy and resource efficient design that incorporates commonsense design principles and thoughtful resource usage strategies. It is entirely possible to make your home efficient in terms of reducing the need for expensive heating and cooling appliances, while at the same time reducing energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. This can be achieved without compromising lifestyle and comfort.

In reality, with the correct intent and planning, an energy-efficient home is generally more comfortable, easier to maintain and costs only slightly no more to build than a conventional home. True sustainable building involves considering the entire life cycle of the building. In most countries, attention used to be focused primarily on the size of the building and quality issues hardly played a significant role. Today, however, in strict quantity terms, the building and housing market in New Zealand is now saturated and the demand for quality is growing in importance. We continuously look for new products and services as we all evolve on this ever-changing planet.

If sustainable building practices are important to you, why not contact us?

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