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If you've listened to more than a few episodes of the Home Style Green podcast, you'll notice that I like to start with why? My favourite first question to designers and architects is 'why do you what you do'? Glen Murdoch is a Passive House designer and innovator, based in Christchurch. He's been a designer ... [Read more]

It's also where our lungs are, where our eyes and ears are, where our whole bodies, and where our minds are. The home is where we are, for 70-90% of the time. Think about that. The average person spends about three quarters of their day, in their house. The home is where we sleep, where ... [Read more]

We are not building enough homes people can afford. This was the focus of a workshop organised by He Kainga Oranga - The Housing and Health Research Programme, from the University of Otago in mid 2012. Since then,  Sarah Bierre, Professsor Philippa Howden-Chapman and Lisa Early have been busy compiling written contributions from a number of ... [Read more]

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