Sustainable Urban Design

​​​​​​Building your own home, refurbishing an existing home, or interested in finding out more about Hamilton's 'green' buildings? Then the Sustainable Urban Design programme is for you.

The Sustainable Urban Design programme aims to contribute to a sustainable future for Hamilton through exploring designs that improve comfort and health, reduce natural resource consumption and save money.

2012 Green Home Workshops

The Green Building Network Waikato has its very own Facebook page

Sign up to view photos and receive updates on what’s happening. This is an open invitation group set up for people to share ideas, resources, information, and to learn off each other by asking questions.

Eco Design Advisor

Hamilton City Council has an eco-design advisor, who is available to provide free, easily accessible and independent information on a range of environmental design issues to both homeowners and designers/trades people.

Ian can offer advice on a broad range of sustainable building issues, from upgrading insulation levels to options on earth building.

An important message is that an "eco house" doesn't have to mean a straw bale house with chooks running through it! It can simply mean rotating your floor plan to get maximum solar gain.

Phone or email Ian Mayes to make an appointment or visit Eco Design for more information.

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