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Prefabrication, high performance homes, indoor air quality, Homestar, sustainable concrete and airtightness are just some of the topics presented at this year's Eco Design Advisor (EDA) Conference in Wellington, May 1st - 2nd. Some fortuitous free time allowed me to attend this small conference once again. And once again, I was impressed. Eight councils across ... [Read more]

Marketing can be used in an 'evil' way, but Kristy Hoare always wanted to use her marketing skills for good. She's done this by helping to promote products that she believes can me the world better. As solar power and eco homes become more mainstream, it's increasingly important to have somewhere to find unbiased information, and that's ... [Read more]

Update: Registrations now open! If you're into sustainable building, Greenbuild is the conference to be at. Greenbuild is the largest conference and expo dedicated to green building and is the main annual event for the USGBC. [Tweet "Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, @Greenbuild"] Greenbuild is such a big ... [Read more]

I read an article in Stuff yesterday that got my heart rate up. I strongly believe that tools like Homestar are needed to help make houses better. And I'm anxious to correct some misconceptions and to address the question of 'how much does Homestar cost?' Homestar is New Zealand's comprehensive environmental rating tool for homes. It's ... [Read more]

  This week I had a very special guest in the studio, social media and networking expert Natalie Cutler-Welsh. Nat spends some of her time helping small business owners who are just getting started with social media. This can be a daunting task yet important step for your business. I wanted to get some tips ... [Read more]

Through his company, Aim High Publishing, Mark Graham owns and runs the Building Guide, the Design Guide and Bob - the Business of Building. But as Mark openly admits in our interview, he used to hate advertising - the very industry he worked in and now relies on. The difference today is that he knows he's helping ... [Read more]

James L. Salmon is the President of Collaborative Construction, an organisation he created to encourage a better way of building. After spending much of his legal career helping sort out disputes between building owners, contractors and suppliers, James is convinced there's a much better way of organising, communicating and conducting the design, procurement and building processes.  ... [Read more]

It's been recognised that a 'successful and innovative' building industry is very important to New Zealand. Defining and achieving this amidst the backdrop of a Christchurch rebuild and 40% population growth in Auckland, is the subject of the Building a Better New Zealand conference. The Building a Better New Zealand Conference will take place on 3rd - ... [Read more]

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