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Awards  Bob Burnett has won the Sustainability Superstar Award at the 2017 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards held in Auckland on 30 November. The NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards are New Zealand’s longest-standing sustainability awards. Now in their 15th year, they recognise and celebrate success in sustainability. This is the first time a PM has attended in 10 years, which signals a shift in governments attention to sustainability. The Sustainability Superstar Award, sponsored by Westpac, celebrates a person who inspires and leads others to make a difference. It is presented to someone who has gone above and beyond to bring about sustainability change, either within their organisation or in the wider community.
Awards  The judges said “Bob is an ardent advocate for energy efficient and sustainable building design. He has shown tireless commitment for 20 years to create better places for the people of New Zealand”. “Having designed and funded the development of New Zealand’s first 10-star Homestar rated homes, he has busted the myth that green building is expensive. Having also founded the Superhome Movement, the judges were impressed with his selfless efforts to normalise energy efficient, sustainable homes through open source sharing of new technologies, design innovations and building techniques. He is a real influencer in the sector.”

Awards  Barrys Bay, Banks Peninsula.  ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards 2017 Residential New Home between 150m2 and 300m2. Nestled amongst the upper slopes of Banks Peninsula on a secluded 30-acre rural block is an environmentally sound home, overlooking the majestic, breath-taking views of Akaroa Harbour. The site and surroundings inspired the natural and recycled material palette including Cedar weatherboard, West-Coast schist, Copper and slate-look shingles.

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Awards  9 Church Square, Addington. ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards 2017 for Residential Compact New Home up to 150m2  Sponsored by Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment. The single-storey home, located at 9 Church Square, Addington, is the second home in the country to achieve a ten star Built rating. It launched February as a 10 Star showhome, by MP for Christchurch Central Nicky Wagner to coincide with Earth Day. It sits next door to the first home to achieve a 10 Homestar Built rating, and both were designed by Christchurch architectural designer Bob Burnett. NZGBC CEO Alex Cutler says the home is an excellent example of how making good choices at design stage quickly shows benefits.



23 Garden Road, Fendalton

2016 Master Builders House of the Year – Gold Reserve Award , Built byJim The Builder


NZ’s 1st 10 Homestar rated home – Aug 2015 – 11 Church Square, AddingtonAwards
Comments: The first home in NZ to achieve a 10 Homestar Built rating – Developer and architectural designer Bob Burnett is sharing the design and build information with anyone who wants to create their own sustainable home. The 140sqm, two-storey home at 11 Church Square, Addington, was officially launched by Mayor Lianne Dalziel 5th August, which was also the launch of the SUPERHOME movement.

Chief Executive of the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC), Alex Cutler, says it’s fantastic to see the project come to fruition, and have an example of a 10 Homestar home that people can visit. “When you step inside a high-performing home, you can feel the difference – good orientation for sun and high levels of insulation mean it’s warmer and drier. And that’s just the beginning of the benefits of a Homestar home,” she says. “The conversation about affordable housing needs to focus on the long-term operational savings of green building as well as construction costs, and this home will be a fantastic example of those benefits.”

The home features a combined grey water and rainwater system, water-efficient fittings, photovoltaic solar power and energy-efficient lighting and electrics. All paints and sealants are low VOC, and other materials are certified by Environmental Choice NZ or the Forest Stewardship Council.

A solar wall ventilation system uses the sun’s energy to pre-heat ventilation air, substantially reducing heating expenses. Slab-edge insulation (to stop heat loss from concrete floor slabs) and innovative hydronic underfloor heating also keep the home snug. A high-performance thermal envelope includes external wall frames that are least 140mm thick and provide resistance to wind and earthquake loads that far exceeds Building Code requirements. more


Category: Vector Energy Leadership Award
Judges’ comments: A long-standing and influential champion of energy-efficient home design, Bob Burnett has been a passionate advocate of energy efficient and sustainable building design over his 25 year career. With a particular interest in passive solar home design, he’s championed high performing thermal envelopes and low running costs. He helped develop the home rating system Homestar, and is a certified Homestar practitioner and assessor, designing houses that rate as high as 7 or 8 stars, making them some of NZ’s most energy efficient homes. He strives to educate others about efficient home design through industry bodies, tertiary institutions, publications, and trade events. He’s been particularly active influencing development in the Christchurch rebuild, including building two sustainable demonstration homes. A very good, influential practitioner working in a tight niche. His work has longevity and integrity. We expect his advocacy to have more impact as the rebuild gathers momentum in Christchurch.

Awards  ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards 2013 – Allandale House
Category Winner: New Home between 150sqm and 300 sqm
Judges’ comments: The judges were impressed by the planning and cross section of this house which work excellently and address issues of the slope across the site. The designer has used a rich palette of materials to make a warm and engaging home. Allandale House has been integrated into a hill-site and is surrounded by native bush capturing views looking down to Lyttelton harbour to the north east. An environmental design ethos was a high priority and so environmentally sourced materials and recycled finishing timber have been used extensively in the house and joinery is solid timber rather than MDF. view project


Awards  ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards 2013 – Mount Pleasant
Category Winner: Residential Interiors
Judges’ comments: This striking and consistently white interior accentuates the colours of the landscape seen through the windows and doors. Far from being boring, the monochrome spaces are calm and beautiful and bring order to the complex, non-linear compact plan. view project


ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards 2013 – Mount PleasantAwards
Category Winner: Residential Alterations & Additions Architectural Design Award
Judges’ comments: The major addition to the street side front of this house on a hillside site, has converted a simple and straight forward older house into a striking residence. The use of the change in levels has been an effective way to add accommodation within the tight boundaries of the site and also to create useful and attractive outside spaces from the main living areas. The brief was for alterations and additions to be completed on a modest, single level, three bedroom, weatherboard home. The result is a home undistinguishable from the original ­ all linings, claddings and windows have been replaced and the house has been transformed into a unique, multifunctional four level luxury residence. view project

Awards  ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards 2013 – 8 Star Mod House
Category Winner: Residential Compact New Home up to 150 sqm
An environmentally sound 149sqm timber frame home costing $300,000, this home is amongst the most energy efficient houses in New Zealand and is one of the first 8-star Homestar rated homes. Modest, modern, modular and earthquake resilient the rationale was to create a model house that demonstrates that building high performance homes can be achieved affordably. The home also has a very small ecological footprint – targeting zero energy use through excellent thermal design and the use of PV solar panels to provide more than enough power


Awards  ADNZ Resene Regional Design Awards 2011 – Waikuku Beach House
Category Winner : Innovative Design Award.
A very well detailed house in Precast Concrete that is designed to capture the heat of the sun and keep it in.

House of the Year Gold Reserve Award – Selwyn Road House
Category: House of the Year


Awards  ADNZ Resene Regional Design Awards 2009 – Scott House  

Category: First Time Entrant Winner [Shizuka] Scott House 

ADNZ Resene Regional Design Awards 2009 – Scott House
Category: Roof Design Finalist [Shizuka] 



ADNZ Resene National Design Awards 2008  – Runswick Lane House
Category: New Single Dwelling, over 250m² National Finalist 





Awards  ADNZ Resene National Design Awards 2008 – Runswick Lane House
Category: Bathroom Award National Finalist 






ADNZ Resene National Design Awards 2008  – Runswick Lane
Category: Kitchen Award Finalist 





ADNZ Resene Regional Design Awards 2008 – Lowes Rd House
Category: Bathroom Award Winner 

ADNZ Resene Regional Design Awards 2008 – Lowes Rd
Category: Sustainability Award Winner 

ADNZ Resene Regional Design Awards 2008 – Lowes Rd
Category: Residential Interiors Award Finalist 

ADNZ Resene Regional Design Awards 2008 – Lowes Rd House
Category: New Single Dwelling – over 250m² Finalist 

ADNZ Resene Regional Design Awards 2007 – Old Taitapu Rd House
Category: Kitchen Award Finalist