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August 2019 feature

Energy Efficiency

Energy-saving products that help reduce energy usage and power bills, while minimising the building's environmental footprint.

Increasing Thermal Performance Through Warm Roof Design

Providing a continuous insulation layer for the roof increases thermal performance and overall energy efficiency.

Introducing a New Environmentally Friendly Glasswool Insulation Option

Introducing a New Environmentally Friendly Glasswool Insulation Option

ecoinsulation glasswool helps achieve excellent thermal efficiency with a no-added-formaldehyde composition that meets some of the highest environmental standards in the market. 

Thermodynamic Hot Water Chosen for Energy-Efficient New Build

Thermodynamic Hot Water Chosen for Energy-Efficient New Build

The cost-effective and energy-efficient Energie thermodynamic hot water system provides the home with a reliable supply of hot water. 

Daylighting System Reduces Library's Energy Consumption

Daylighting System Reduces Library's Energy Consumption

Minimal use of electric lighting has reduced the library's energy costs by as much as one-third,

Durable Copper-Look Spouting for Manor House Restoration

For the restoration of this 1930s family home, copper coloured spouting and downpipes were chosen as a durable and cost-effective alternative to the real thing. 

Stunning Facade Shrouds Add Depth to Facades

Spectrum offers technical resources including PS1 for Facade shrouds covering a wide range of sizes and applications.

Elegant Lighting Design Balances Subtlety and Drama

The lighting specification by Inlite features subtle fixtures that cast a warm light — and at times a dramatic glow — on the beautiful timber and concrete surfaces of this Orakei Basin home.

Conscious Design in a Black Mountain Home with Resene Wood Stains

Heavily influenced by trees — both from the perspective of planning regulations, streetscape and carefully planned views, this home seamlessly combines energy efficiency, colour and design.

Vibrant Steel Roofing Features in Award-Winning School Design

Steel & Tube is proud to be a supplier to the award-winning Freeman’s Bay School redesign by RTA Architects.

Sustainable Home Uses Dimond Photovoltaic Laminates for Energy Efficiency

Dimond Roofing’s tray metal roofing profiles, including Solar-Rib, can be installed with Photovoltaic Laminate (PVL) solar technology which then enables electric power generation.

Homestar Ratings: Moving Beyond 6 Stars

While in the normal course of events, most newly constructed homes in an urban setting can achieve a 6 Homestar rating, if there is an aspiration for higher ratings, then there is value in looking at where points can be gained at an early stage in the design process. 

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22 July 2019

Vantage Systems in New PwC Building

The multi-award-winning PwC Centre in central Wellington used a range of commercial systems from APL Window Solutions, some of which were specially adapted for the project.

Cosy Toes with a Warm and Energy-Efficient Tiled Floor

Cosy Toes with a Warm and Energy-Efficient Tiled Floor

The Tile Depot recommends underfloor radiant heating systems for added luxury and cosiness to tiled floors.

Beautiful and Efficient Fireplaces to Enhance Home Design

Beautiful and Efficient Fireplaces to Enhance Home Design

Stovax's wood, gas and electric appliances are designed to provide sustainable efficient heating.

Solar Hot Water System Saves Energy at Redwood Fire Station

Solar Hot Water System Saves Energy at Redwood Fire Station

In November 2018, Fire and Emergency NZ got in touch with Apricus to help find ways to reduce the environmental impact and running costs of their fire stations.

Insulated Ceiling Board Saves Energy and Upgrades Acoustics

Insulated Ceiling Board Saves Energy and Upgrades Acoustics

75mm thick thermo-acoustic panels deliver combined performance to save costs.

Energy Efficiency an APL Focus

Energy Efficiency an APL Focus

A commitment to energy efficiency in the construction industry is reflected in recent sponsorship and product initiatives by leading sector supplier, APL Window Solutions.

New Toilet Suite Ensures Optimal Hygiene and Comfort

New Toilet Suite Ensures Optimal Hygiene and Comfort

The new Heron Hygiene toilet suite features a rimless bowl for ease of cleaning, with Double Vortex flushing technology to maximise flush performance while minimising water usage. 

Insulation for Energy-Efficient and Eco-Friendly Homes

Insulation for Energy-Efficient and Eco-Friendly Homes

Pink Batts glass wall insulation helped exceed R-values required by the NZBC. 

Charge Smart Devices Wirelessly with Corian Charging Surface

Charge Smart Devices Wirelessly with Corian Charging Surface

The Corian Charging Surface from APT enables smart devices to be wirelessly charged with a winning combination of technology, convenience, design flexibility and Corian Solid Surface.

Designing Energy-Efficient Homes

Designing Energy-Efficient Homes

Design choices such as LED lighting, timers and clocks and home automation systems can significantly improve a home's energy efficiency. 

Smart Energy-Efficient Skylights

Smart Energy-Efficient Skylights

The VELUX ACTIVE automated control system features sensors that measure temperature, CO2 and humidity levels to determine when to open/close skylights for optimal energy efficiency.

Introducing the New Valencia Elite Showering Range

Introducing the New Valencia Elite Showering Range

The new Valencia Elite showering range from Englefield delivers market-leading ease of installation and best in class aesthetics, operation and feel.

A Solution for Wet Seal and Flashing Tape Compatibility Issues

A Solution for Wet Seal and Flashing Tape Compatibility Issues

3M All Weather flashing tape is compatible with most building sealants. 

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Viking Roof Garden System More Than Meets the Eye

Viking Roof Garden System More Than Meets the Eye

In addition to being visually appealing, a roof garden system can improve the energy efficiency of a building by moderating temperatures.

Solutions for Comfortable Living: Aesthetically Pleasing Design

Solutions for Comfortable Living: Aesthetically Pleasing Design

Interior design is moving toward an increasingly minimal aesthetic that values subtlety, elegance, and the removal of clutter. 

Future-Proof Insulation Design

Future-Proof Insulation Design

Autex Industries is a proud member of the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) and is committed to better environmental building design.

Aluminium Entrance Matting: a GreenTag Choice

Aluminium Entrance Matting: a GreenTag Choice

Global GreenTag-certified entrance matting systems for the new generation of sustainable buildings in Wynyard Quarter.

Three-Layer Wall System Perfect for Prefab Construction

Three-Layer Wall System Perfect for Prefab Construction

The robust Triboard Construction Wall System is at the core of Durapanel's prefabricated residential and commercial builds. 

Bentley Carpets Hold Cradle to Cradle Certification

Bentley Carpets Hold Cradle to Cradle Certification

To achieve Cradle to Cradle certification, Bentley products were evaluated according to several standards including material reuse, renewable energy and carbon management.

1,300 Square Metres of Futuristic Storage Ideas

1,300 Square Metres of Futuristic Storage Ideas

The Blum stand at Interzum in May 2019 was big on inspiration with 1,300m² unveiling the latest innovations in household storage. 

Prevent Heat Loss with MAXRaft Insulated Floor Slabs

Prevent Heat Loss with MAXRaft Insulated Floor Slabs

MAXRaft insulated concrete floor slabs have an approximate R-value of 4.5 and work to effectively prevent heat loss through the home's foundation. 

Energy-Efficient Glazing with Low-E Glass

Energy-Efficient Glazing with Low-E Glass

Viridian Glass offers a range of energy-efficient glazing options, and now has an online tool to help designers and their clients choose the best glazing for their projects. 

Harnessing the Sun's Warmth and Light

Harnessing the Sun's Warmth and Light

Juralco's Louvrelite adjustable louvre screening system can be adapted to work with the sun to optimise a building's energy efficiency. 

New WELS 6 Star-Rated Water-Efficient Tapware Range

New WELS 6 Star-Rated Water-Efficient Tapware Range

Mico's exclusive Raymor brand features two 6-Star water-efficient basin mixers with the sleek Boston Tapware range.

Vapour Permeable Membrane Provides Airtightness and Energy Efficiency

Vapour Permeable Membrane Provides Airtightness and Energy Efficiency

DriStud Proctor Passive Wraptite SA, self-adhering, vapour-permeable, airtight membrane is designed to help increase the energy performance of buildings.

Setting Out a Beam Central Cleaning System

Setting Out a Beam Central Cleaning System

Setting out for a central cleaning system can be done on-site or from a floor plan of the home being built.

Curved Glass Stairwell Offers Safety and Style for Medical Centre

Curved Glass Stairwell Offers Safety and Style for Medical Centre

Glasshape's Bent Tempered Glass was incorporated into the railing design with the help of CAD modelling — ensuring a safe yet eye-catching stairwell solution. 

Residential School Gets Smarter, Safer Locks

Residential School Gets Smarter, Safer Locks

After decades of managing door security manually, a residential school moves to a centralised electronic lock system for greater flexibility and safety.

APL Brands Offer New Residential Frame

APL Brands Offer New Residential Frame

A new, contemporary frame for windows and doors is being offered by APL brands, Altherm, First and Vantage.

APL Brands Offer New Residential Frame

APL Brands Offer New Residential Frame

A new, contemporary frame for windows and doors is being offered by APL brands, Altherm, First and Vantage.

New, Expanded APL Specifier Guide Released

New, Expanded APL Specifier Guide Released

A new, 132-page Specifier Guide from APL Window Solutions is now available and can be ordered online. 

Achieve Energy Savings with Kalwall Cladding

Achieve Energy Savings with Kalwall Cladding

The Kalwall translucent facade system is a highly insulating daylighting system that provides cost and energy savings. 

New, Expanded APL Specifier Guide Released

New, Expanded APL Specifier Guide Released

A new, 132-page Specifier Guide from APL Window Solutions is now available and can be ordered online. 

Energy-Efficient Island Style Living

Energy-Efficient Island Style Living

This Waiheke home features a range of energy-efficient solutions including a dedicated airtightness layer which reduces energy loss through the thermal envelope.

Energy-Efficient and GreenTag Certified Water Systems

Energy-Efficient and GreenTag Certified Water Systems

The Billi range of water cooling and heating systems are designed to prevent the waste of energy and are GreenTag certified for added peace of mind. 

Tried and True: Futura HPL — Now in Matt Finishes

Tried and True: Futura HPL — Now in Matt Finishes

From Tim Webber furniture to schools and commercial fit-outs, Plytech's Futura range has stood the test of time.

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