We have an Online Healthy Home Design Guide
As far as we are aware there is nothing as comprehensive available anywhere else in Aotearoa.
The Healthy Home Design Guide has had input from over 70 professionals across New Zealand, working together to improve New Zealand’s housing quality. With many of New Zealand’s homes being cold, damp, and mouldy it certainly needs improving.
NZ’s building standards are over 20 years behind, and it is making us sick. We have one of the highest rates of asthma death in high-income countries*. Asthma New Zealand, a supporter of the guide, says that 87% of their patients live in housing unfit for human habitation.
The Superhome Movement’s focus is education through open source sharing of new ideas, technologies and techniques to improve the design and construction of all homes. The purpose of the Healthy Home Design Guide is to provide a step-change pathway to help designers bridge the gap between standard code-compliant dwellings and the solutions required to achieve International Best Practice. It provides recommendations for Healthy, Resilient, Low Carbon Homes that are simple to achieve and don’t require an arduous and costly rating or certification process.