What is the Superhome Movement
SUPERHOME movement is creating awareness for homeowners, builders and designers, triggering behavioural change in decision making on designing and building superior homes. The current building code describes the lowest possible building standards that are legally permitted across New Zealand. BRANZ research shows that building code is universally mistakenly used as the target quality standard rather than a legal minimum.
Code minimum does not present satisfactory levels of comfort, health and wellbeing, nor efficiency in regulating heat and energy consumption.
SUPERHOMES are a far better return on investment when considering upfront cost, lower ongoing costs and superior resale value. We can easily build low energy or energy positive buildings that are much more sustainable by changing from mainstream building methods and techniques. It will be good for us our wallets and the planet. We will be financially better off, healthier and happier living in a SUPERHOME. It is a myth that it is too expensive. It is actually financially positive. Most green buildings cost less than 2% more, but yield over 10 times as much over the life of the building and providing other tangible benefits.
SUPERHOME movement provides open source sharing of new design ideas, technologies and building techniques; connecting leading experts in the industry with each other and the wider community.
Collaborating to provide better value for money, superior designed and resiliently built, environmentally sound homes that are more energy efficient, healthier, warmer, dryer.
The SUPERHOME movement is a trusted brand and quality mark providing a reliable source of the correct valuable information and contacts for industry participants and homeowners a like. The movement provides a tight referral network of leading experts with the homeowners and industry participants benefit greatly from the open sharing of ideas and cost savings through collaboration. For participant companies it is a source of more like minded customers who are in turn with the same values and share the same goals to create a better place to live.
Why do we need the Superhome Movement?
“It is a myth that it is too expensive to build a better place to live. There is no excuse for building cheap poor quality code minimum houses harnessing future generations to a lifetime of massive power bills.”
“The buildings we build today account for 50% of the world’s processed raw materials, more than 40% of energy demand and 1/3 of greenhouse gas emissions. The buildings we build today will impact on our grand children and our grandchildren’s children. We can easily build proper houses, so we should ”