Sustainability Framework Benchmarking Report: NOW Home versus REF Home

Beacon Pathway Ltd

Roman Jaques, Barbara Nebel, Robert Vale, Katja Lietz, John Storey, Louw van Wyk, Bob Frame


This early report was commissioned for the Project Confirmation Phase.  It describes and compares the sustainability features of the Waitakere NOW Home® to a typical house (Ref Home).  It then develops a practical decision making framework to assess key sustainability issues with the aim of later developing tools for future rating systems.  Work in this report formed the basis for later work on a rating tool for New Zealand.

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