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Environment Centre Hawke's Bay is operated by Sustaining Hawke's Bay Trust

Eco-building

Eco-building is known by many names - "green building", "earthships", "sustainable housing" and more but it all relates to designing, building and living in houses that are designed with sustainability in mind.
For more information on earth building in NZ, please visit the EBANZ website or the Building Biology and Ecology Institute

Are you designing, building or renovating a house and want to ensure you create a space that's stylish, warm, comfortable and most importantly - eco-friendly? New Zealand has a network of Eco Design Advisors who can provide free, impartial advice on how to make the most out of your home while minimising the environmental impact.

For some local examples of buildings designed with sustainability in mind, check out these links:

Environment Centre Hawke's Bay has a qualified Home Performance Advisor who can provide free advice over the phone, as well as doing a full Home Performance Assessment for a fee.