Eco-friendly Green Home Builders
Craft Homes have been championing eco homes since 2015. We consider eco-friendly building not just a core part of what we do, but a core part of what everyone should be doing when it comes to building in beautiful Aotearoa. More energy-efficient, eco homes are set to become the norm as sustainability continues to grow in importance in line with NZ's Emissions Reduction Plan. An important part of building a quality green home in NZ is sourcing sustainable materials (such as Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified timber), and recycled materials where possible. At Craft Homes, we give priority to local suppliers and put strict waste minimisation plans in place on each site. This helps us manage carbon emissions and contributes to reducing New Zealand’s carbon footprint. Read on to discover the top highlights of building green!
Key Advantages of Green Homes in NZ
Lower energy costsAn energy-efficient home costs drastically less to run. At Craft Homes, our primary focus is on improving the insulation and airtightness of the floor, walls and roof. This is often referred to as the building envelope, which is like a blanket that wraps around the home and keeps the heat inside. We also use technology, such as mechanical heat recovery ventilation, to maintain a warm, low humidity environment within the home, reducing the need for additional heating or cooling sources, which can be expensive to run.
Healthier HomesBetter energy efficiency doesn’t just mean lower costs, it also means more control. Keep your home comfortable year-round without it costing the earth—or you! At Craft Homes, we pride ourselves on building healthier homes that avoid dampness, mould and poor ventilation. These are issues that even new build homes in New Zealand continue to have.
Sustainable and affordable buildingMany think that building sustainably is unaffordable and simply out of reach, but this isn’t the case. At Craft Homes, collaborative working is at the heart of our approach and we partner with sustainable architects to design and build you a home that focuses primarily on energy efficiency and clever use of space, whilst meeting your budget. In addition, your green home can save you money for many years to come, and we can show you how.
National economic advantagesFinally, using local materials to build sustainably means supporting New Zealand industries. Eco home building doesn’t just protect New Zealand’s environment, it also boosts New Zealand’s economy.
Find out moreWant to know more about what sustainable building entails? Find out the details on our Sustainable Building page, or contact home designers to get a free consultation!
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