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It's Superhome Tour time in 12 days !! Sat 20 July 10am - 4pm.

The self-guided Tour is a unique opportunity where you can visit the latest beautiful Superhomes of your own choice at your own pace. Talk to the owners, designers, builders and other project participants and enjoy onsite Tour Talks on key topics...

What's it like to live in?

What's your power bill?

What did it cost to build?

Would you do anything differently?

Who were the project team?

View some of the homes and register on the superhome website.

Photos from The Landscape Design 's post 03/07/2024

Entries are open for the F. Gordon Wilson Fellowship for Public Housing 2024! ⁠

This Fellowship invites architects and design professionals to explore how architecture can help address one of today’s most pressing human rights: housing.⁠ It seeks to promote creative design thinking, problem solving, and new ideas and approaches to significant unmet housing needs across Aotearoa New Zealand.⁠

The annual recipient(s) will embark on a self-directed research project supported with $20,000. Entries open on 1 July 2024 and close on 19 August 2024.⁠

Interested? Get all the details:

Superhome Movement at NZCB Conference 30/06/2024

Last weekend, Superhome Movement enjoyed a korero with our NZ Certified Builders friends at the NZCB National Conference in the awesome Tākina Convention & Exhibition Centre in Wellington.
email [email protected] if you would like a copy of the slides. We look forward to more korero with NZCB at their education day event in Auckland on July 31

Superhome Movement at NZCB Conference Superhome Movement at NZCB Conference

Photos from Superhome Movement's post 29/06/2024

Today is the last day for early bird tickets to the Superhome Tours. Just $5+bf+GST. Tour NZ’s most beautifully designed homes. Energy positive and climate positive Superhomes that provide the best possible living experience. Experience the warmth and comfort for yourself and meet the owners designers and builders etc and ask what it cost and whats the power bill (some are less than zero) Most are completed homes in Canterbury, Hanmer and Nelson, but there are also under-construction exemplars to see behind the scenes. All tour ticket holders go in the draw to win a free nights accomodation in a Hanmer Springs Superhome. Test drive a Superhome. More homes will be uploaded to the website.

Visit Canterbury's most beautiful Superhomes: Superhome Movement - Metropol 28/06/2024

Visit Canterbury's most beautiful Superhomes: Superhome Movement - Metropol Thinking of building or renovating? Take a peek inside some of New Zealand’s most thoughtfully designed and sustainable homes at this year’s Superhome Tour. This year’s Superhome Tour will take place on Saturday 20th July, featuring an array of super sustainable, energy-efficient and healthy h...


Superhome Tours Sat 20 July 10am-4pm
Test drive a superhome! Win a Staycation!
All ticket holders will go into the draw to win a free night's accommodation at the Hanmer Spring Superhome, built by Baumann Builders

DARREN BALLANTINE Superhome Tours 2024 25/06/2024

Less than a month until the Superhome Tours. Tour NZ’s most beautifully designed homes. Energy positive and climate positive Superhomes that provide the best possible living experience. Experience the warmth and comfort for yourself and meet the owners designers and builders etc and ask what cost and whats the power bill etc

DARREN BALLANTINE Superhome Tours 2024 DARREN BALLANTINE, Metro Performance Glass talks about the Superhome Tours.SUPERHOME TOURS 2024Brought to you by the SUPERHOME MOVEMENT


A Superhome event
Thinking of building or renovating? Or simply wanting to see inside thoughtfully designed, super sustainable, healthy homes? The annual Superhome Tour is your unique chance to experience leading edge design ideas and construction techniques. One day only. Saturday 20th July. See

Superhome Movement Superhome Movement Charitable Trust freely shares ideas for efficient climate positive healthy homes

Photos from Pro Clima New Zealand's post 24/06/2024
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Wellington Super Drinks | Humanitix 20/06/2024

REMINDER Superhome Wellington SuperDrinks Tomorrow

When: 5:30pm Friday 21st June

Where: TRYP by Wyndham Wellington 15 Tory Street, Te Aro, Wellington

Wyndham Hotel meeting room.

There is still room for a few more.

Designers, Builders or anyone involved in the industry who wants to know about building better climate-positive healthy Superhomes.

This could even extend to interested members of the public/homeowners.

Please register as space is limited.

Wellington Super Drinks | Humanitix Get tickets on Humanitix - Wellington Super Drinks hosted by Superhome Movement Charitable Trust. Location TBA. Friday 21st June 2024. Find event information.

Photos from Christchurch Passive House - v.2's post 19/06/2024

One month to go! Superhome tours one day only Sat 20 July. Register at Early bird ticket just $5+bf+gst until end of the Month


HOME DESIGN HINT: Designing for the movement of the sun

I firmly believe this ...

The most important thing to know when designing your home is this:

Understand how the sun moves across your site, and design your future home (whether building or renovating) with that movement in mind.

Where the sun is positioned at your site is specific to where you're located, the time of year and the time of day.

When you understand how to design with this in mind, you'll be able to allow the sun to spill into your home in the cooler months. And you'll be able to shade your home during the hotter times of the year, keeping it cool (naturally).

[This is part of passive solar design].

Doing this will:
> help your home feel fantastic, and you feel fantastic in it
> lower the costs of heating and cooling your home artificially (which accounts for 40% of most electricity bills)
> improve your health and well-being (it's scientifically proven that natural light does this!)
> lower your anxiety and stress (natural light is great for this)

In this image (a section through a home design), you can see the sun angles drawn for different times of the year, and how the position of the roof is enabling shade over the deck at the Summer Solstice, whilst lower sun angles at cooler times of the year, are able to access the home's outdoor and interior areas.

I used this to illustrate to the homeowner that, even though the roof is high (which they wanted to feel that sense of openness), it would still provide necessary shade.

Draw these sun angles on your own home's design for your location ... or better yet, work with a designer who can use three-dimensional computer software to locate your home geographically, and then model the movement of the sun, showing you where shadows and sunlight will be at different times of the year and day.

Discuss this in your interviews with potential designers to know if they'll be able to help you understand this whilst designing your future home.

Want more info on this?

Podcast season 1 is a great place to start. You can see the full index here >>>

I hope you found that super helpful,
Amelia, UA x

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Our Story

The Superhome Movement is an industry-led group focused on creating transformative change in the New Zealand building industry. Our goal is to raise standards so that all new homes are healthier and more energy efficient, while also promoting environmental, economic, and socially sustainable practices.

The movement provides open source sharing of new design ideas, technologies, and building techniques, connecting designers, builders, researchers, education providers, government, stakeholders, and leading experts in the industry to achieve collaboration toward higher building standards for all New Zealand homes.

What is a Superhome?

A Superhome is characterised by 5 key factors:

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