Sustainable Home Showcase
Resilient Carterton has run a series of articles in the Carterton Crier about people in Carterton who have either retrofitted their existing homes or included sustainable features in their new builds, to help make their homes warmer and more energy efficient.
Creating an energy efficient house
A range of changes makes a difference.
The original article
Describing the purpose of the series.
Off grid in Hinau Gully
When you generate all your own energy, you have to be efficient.
Eco-house: energy saving and cozy living
The design features of this house showing their benefits 16 years later.
Curtains instead of double-glazing.
Off-grid and loving it
The normal looking house is an energy-efficient design.
Rain water collection provides a 40% reduction in use of the town supply.
Sustainable Old Villa
Focusing on energy and water efficiency.
Recycling wastewater into clean water
Dry summers and only rainfall supply require a grey and blackwater system.
Straw bales provide good insulation, are earthquake resistant and fire resistant.
A house within a house
An air cavity around the inner house retains heat.
Not too hot, not too cold
The benefits of a straw bale house.