A Superhome is a home that is roughly double the energy efficiency of the current NZ building code
The current NZ building code is roughly equivalent to a Homestar 3 rating. Superhomes are between 7 and 10 Homestar rated.
In general, Superhomes have good design - the home must be fit or purpose, functional, and it should be delightful and comfortable to live in as well as beautiful and something to pass on to generations. Superhomes must be resilient - the home must be built with the future in mind, durable enough to stand for more than 100 years, and resilient enough to withstand earthquakes and severe weather. Superhomes must be green - socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable to build and run.
Superhomes must be energy efficient - economical to run, and aim to be energy positive for the life of the building. Superhomes must promote good health of the people who live there.
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