Making homes more eco-friendly
If you'd like to learn how to make your building or renovation project more eco-friendly, you can book a free two-hour consultation with a specialist Eco Design Advisor through Auckland Council.
Backed by the Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ), Eco Design Advisors are advocates for creating healthier buildings, improving our usage of energy, water and materials, minimising waste, and reducing environmental damage from building projects.
They can consult on a range of projects from new builds to home improvements, renovations and retrofits, and have access to a large support network of specialists, design tools, assessment methods and material information.
Better for the environment, better for families
The independent and practical advice from your local Eco Design Advisor will help you:
- save money on energy and water bills
- increase the resale value of your home
- protect your family's health and comfort through improved indoor air quality
- take advantage of financial assistance programmes like Retrofit Your Home
- reduce your impact on the environment through more eco-friendly building materials and improved water and waste management systems.
Our Eco Design Advisors are qualified Homestar assessors, and can provide a rating on the environmental attributes of your home, which will help verify the features to potential buyers.
An Advisor can come to your home, your building site or your architect's office, or you can visit them at the council's Graham Street service centre.
Advice for everyone
Eco Design Advisors will consult with both homeowners and professionals working on home building or renovation projects. If you're an architect, you can earn 10 CPD points for a two-hour consultation with an Eco Design Advisor.
The Advisors also offer regular workshops and presentations to conferences and building groups around Auckland. View the calendar below for dates and locations.
Eco Design Advisor events calendar (PDF 58kb)
Contact an Eco Design Advisor
To book a meeting with an Eco Design Advisor, or to arrange a presentation at an event, call 0508 326 337 or email Eion Scott.