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Episode 09: Thermally Modified Timber

Episode 09: Thermally Modified Timber

Episode 09 of our Hawea Grove eco building series takes a look at Thermally Modified Timber (or TMT). We pay a visit to Tunnicliffe’s Timber, who are one of the few timber suppliers in NZ doing a thermally modified process using heat and steam, instead of...
Episode 08: We Have A Roof!

Episode 08: We Have A Roof!

In this episode we take a look at the roofing design and materials used, along with the environmental impact of steel roofing. The Series The objective is to showcase the twists and turns of creating and managing a sustainable, eco-focused building project, and to...
Episode 07: Planning Ahead for Energy Efficiency

Episode 07: Planning Ahead for Energy Efficiency

In the latest episode of our eco building series, we explore how people can plan ahead for energy efficiency. We take a look at window placement, thermal mass and thermal breaks, underfloor heating and solar panel placement. The Series The objective is to showcase the...
Sustainable Business Awards Finalist

Sustainable Business Awards Finalist

The Hawea Grove made it to the finals in the “Communicating for Impact” category! Last month, someone kindly sent us a link for the New Zealand Sustainable Business Awards. We had heard of this prestigious event before, but never even considered ourselves...
EPISODE 06: Waste Management

EPISODE 06: Waste Management

Do you realise how much waste a standard 3-bed new build creates? In this episode we explore some of the issues around construction industry waste, on-site recycling setups and seek advice from the local Queenstown Lakes District Council. The Series The objective is...
EPISODE 05: The Concrete and Steel Dilemma

EPISODE 05: The Concrete and Steel Dilemma

Episode 05 begins with an update on progress so far, then continues into some of the decisions and dilemmas that come with concrete and steel – two materials that have particularly high carbon emissions in their manufacturing process.