As more and more Kiwis start to prioritise a more sustainable house, we’ve seen a number of trends start to gain momentum, both here and abroad. Examining these trends is key to predicting what will be become the norm in home building here in NZ, and that’s why we’re going over them here. To find out how new homes are tackling sustainability, read on.
Home Wind Turbines
New Zealand’s wind resources are substantial, so it’s no wonder that our wind farms are steadily increasing. For Kiwis interested in creating sustainable energy in their homes, there are small-scale wind turbines of varying types and designs which can be affixed to rooftops or mounted on a pole in the ground. The wind turns turbine’s rotor blades, which then spins a shaft connected to a generator, providing electricity for direct use by a private property.
Using wind turbines is becoming more of an attractive option for both homes and businesses alike, as the wind power is clean and renewable, generating electricity without creating any waste or greenhouse gases at all.
Toby and Cat Tilsley