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World Green Building Week 2016

World Green Building Week 2016 runs 26 September–2 October. It will be marked in New Zealand with a range of interesting activities. Read more.

BRANZ 2016 Annual Review online

The BRANZ 2016 Annual Review, giving details of its work and research projects, is now available. Read more.

Cost savings from PV studied

A study has found that photovoltaic systems are unlikely to provide consumer cost savings at present, but are set to become increasingly attractive. Read more.

Key insulation standard updated

NZS 4246, which gives guidance on installing bulk insulation in houses, has been updated. Read more

Recently added

  • We’ve added a page about the Passive House standard to our Passive Design section and a page about the risks of Construction noise to our Health and safety section.
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