Bob Burnett Architecture was recently featured on Seven Sharp discussing energy costs and solar power. Bob talked about optimal ways to integrate solar to harness the sun’s energy for best efficiency and cost savings.
You can view this clip at TVNZ OnDemand / Seven Sharp / Clips / Does new technology mean solar power is now the answer to rising power prices?
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Check out our latest advert on TradeMe; you can buy the land with concept plans for a Superhome or go the whole way and get the land and a 10 star superhome, built to your specifications.
We continue to ensure that Bob Burnett Architecture home owners have the best and most resilient structures for their homes.
The QuakeStar aim is to improve the management of earthquake risk in the residential and property industry by providing owners, tenants, users and the public a basic means to distinguish between buildings on the basis of assessed earthquake performance in terms of safety, damage and repair time.
Using the experience of the Canterbury earthquakes and working with like-minded groups offshore, a building rating system for earthquake performance has been developed. Insurers, builders and owners all benefit from a star rating which provides peace of mind by achieving better and safer buildings with reduced earthquake risk. Quake Star had the backing of the Earthquake Engineering Society and is supported by a range of experts.
Seismic assessments of existing buildings are much more complex than designing a new building. Assessment involves judgement calls for residents, owners, employers, staff and insurers. QuakeStar provides better appreciation of safety for levels of seismic events by rating the performance standards for buildings and houses. For homes this means safer building and also understanding how to limit the need for major repairs in smaller quakes. For businesses, employee and customer, lower insurance, quicker back in business and less worry.
Bob Burnett Architecture can provide a 1-5 QuakeStar ratings for their projects.
Homestar is the independent tool that rates the performance of New Zealand homes taking into account health, comfort, energy, water, ventilation, waste and other environmental factors.
Homestar is always a part of Bob Burnett Architecture and is being promoted and used by New Zealand designers and developers to provide reliable, independent assurance to clients and purchasers that a home has attained high standards of health, comfort, sustainability and efficiency.
The Homestar community includes: the New Zealand Green Building Council – the owner and administrator of Homestar Homestar professionals who are trained and accredited in use of the Homestar tool ¯ owners, developers, builders who are managing and / or marketing registered Homestar projects Homestar Partners – companies or affiliates who sponsor or partner with Homestar.
The use of social media and meeting to share information and developments, lessons and ideas make
What is the SUPERHOME movement
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The perception that an energy efficient home is too expensive, is a myth.
Now, find out how to create your own healthy home with low or no power bills.
The Superhome Movement is gathering the very best in learning, products, and expertise to help you get a much better new house for your money.
SUPERHOME movement is a not-for-profit industry-led group creating a paradigm shift for homeowners, builders and designers, triggering behavioural change in decision making on building superior homes.
SUPERHOME movement provides open source sharing of new design ideas, technologies and building techniques; connecting leading experts in the industry with each other and the wider community.
Collaborating to provide better value for money, superior designed and resiliently built, environmentally sound homes that are more energy efficient, healthier, warmer, dryer. SUPERHOMES are a far better return on investment when considering upfront cost, lower ongoing costs and superior resale value. The SUPERHOME movement is a trusted brand and quality mark providing a reliable source of the correct valuable information and contacts for industry participants and homeowners a like. The movement provides a tight referral network of leading experts and the homeowners and industry participants benefit greatly from the open sharing of ideas and cost savings through a shared buying group. For participant companies it is a source of more and better quality customers who are in turn with the same values and share the same goals to create a better place to live.
The Superhome movement participants are dedicated to helping you get a new home that will live better, be loved more, use less energy, be affordable, and last longer!
Exemplar Homes tour 2016
Designing Green – 2 hour ADNZ CPD Seminar
Kia Ora – You’ve found BB Architecture. Our team designs award winning, affordable, high performance homes & buildings.
Bob Burnett Architecture creates energy efficient, earthquake resistant and smart space design in beautiful stylish buildings fit for purpose.
Based in Christchurch, we work on a range of residential and commercial projects within New Zealand, you can be one of our partners in creating the next generation of houses, and offices. Contact us.
At Bob Burnett Architecture we are innovative award winning local and international architects and designers. We draw on overseas and local innovation and current best practice to develop structures that are appealing, environmentally sound, high performance homes and buildings. New Zealand house construction has developed slowly, and is still a rough approximation of houses in the 1950s. At Bob Burnett Architecture we aim to bring the advances in heating, power use and better construction to you and all our customers.
“Architecture should be beautiful; in harmony with nature and demonstrate character, and performing as a highly functional, thermally efficient, low energy, safe, healthy, comfortable and fantastic place to live.”
We want you to join us in living more comfortably and sustainably in a Bob Burnett Architectural future home.
Doing business with us
We want to make your project, residential or commercial, an example of design excellence.
Experience and best practice has shown us the way to work is a disciplined focus where we work with you through conception, design and building process.
We’re happy to answer initial questions and introduce ourselves to you, but we’re a busy active group and believe the we must define your needs and requirements and begin your project with a brief. We know that unplanned, unstructured questions and discussion rarely results in the house you want or deserve. We’re busy working for our existing clients to deadlines so we want to establish our working relationship with you right from the start. Our existing clients appreciate our approach of determining who wants an excellent house or office and who really just wants to talk. We are aware that if we are diverted by queries and long discussions that won’t lead anywhere it can affect progress for people already committed and working towards a result.
We can meet in person, by Skype or a net meeting system to begin. From there we develop a brief and once that has been agreed we develop plans.
You can pre-pay for a one hour or 90 minute initial consultation for your project.
To organise your first meeting with us use this form which also sets up payment authorisation. The first meeting is only $150 with one of our experienced architectural designers or architects. Further costs are negotiated as we progress. From that first meeting we will be starting the journey to a modern, exciting home with energy efficient and quake resistant design.