Thar, she blows!  Wind and Heat Loss

Thar, she blows! Wind and Heat Loss

30 October 2017

Whether you’re building on the Canterbury plains or in the Otago hills, wind will influence the enjoyment of your home and its surrounding land.  Siting your home properly and creating an airtight thermal envelope are two major factors in making sure the warmth of your home isn't "gone with the wind".

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"Warmth a Priority"

"Warmth a Priority"

6 October 2017

"Warmth a Priority," written by Mandy Cooper, features an Evolution home built in Threepwood in 2016 and its happy owners.  This article was published in the Mountain Scene Home & Gardens feature, October 2017, p.27.

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The Property Value of Building Better

The Property Value of Building Better

21 September 2017

Evolution's Marketing Manager was invited to present at the 2017 Property Institute of NZ Conference.  An abridged version of her discourse is available on p. 22 of the Property Professional.

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How much does it cost to NOT build energy-efficient?

How much does it cost to NOT build energy-efficient?

12 July 2017

In addition to lowering costs associated with maintenance and illness, energy-efficient homes use fewer resources and less money to operate.  As awareness of the benefits of high performance homes grows, these properties will command premium prices on the property market.

So, the real question is not how much does it cost to build an energy-efficient home; it is how much do you lose by not building one.

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Mountain Scene, July 6, 2017

Mountain Scene, July 6, 2017

11 July 2017

Mountain Scene publishes story about an Evolution home design and built to achieve Homestar 7 or above in Jack's Point, an exclusive suburb of Queenstown.

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Top Ten Tips to Keep a Home Dry

Top Ten Tips to Keep a Home Dry

11 July 2017

Achieving optimal moisture levels is easiest with a Mechanical Heat Recovery Ventilation system, but if you don’t have one, here are the top ten tips to prevent excess moisture in the home.  

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