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Good information from impartial and independent sources

Eco Design Advisor

A number of councils offer a free ‘Eco Design Advisor’ service. On this website, there is some great information about home design and also home improvements and healthy homes.

The New Joneses

This is an Australian site, government supported, with a focus on sustainable living – really interesting.


EECA are a government organisation, with heaps of good information about energy efficiency on their website.

Smarter Homes

Smarterhomes is another government sponsored website, with lots of good information about what makes for a great home in both design, build and equipping. This is one of my favourite sites.


An independent research organisation providing impartial evidence-based advice on critical issues in building and construction in New Zealand, to industry and government.

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