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  • Influencing People's Uptake of Sustainability in Housing

    Stephen McKernon; Susan Bates; Karen Bayne; Albrecht Stoecklein; Frances Maplesden (08-Jan-2004)

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    Beacon Pathway Ltd

    An early report from the Programme Confirmation Phase, this report has been superseded by more recent market transformation studies.  Includes a review of knowledge about, and commercial, social and environmental approaches to, social change.  Proposed research intervention design tool not picked up by Beacon.

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  • NOW Home Demonstration Home Hypothesis

    Albert Stoecklein; Stephen McKernon (09-Jun-2004)

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    Beacon Pathway Ltd

    An early report from Beacon's Programme Confirmation Phase, this report looks at how the first NOW Home (then in planning) could be used as a demonstration home.  Reviews overseas energy intervention programmes and case studies for market impact and achieved consumer behaviour change. Develops five step demonstration home evaluation methodology.

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  • Neighbourhoods Research Baseline

    Rachel Hargreaves; Megan Howell; Katja Lietz; Roman Jaques; Charles Eason; Robert Vale; John Mackay; Surya Pandey; Alison Greenaway (29-Sep-2004)

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    Beacon Pathway Ltd

    This scoping report from the Programme Confirmation Phase identifies existing national and international initiatives that address neighbourhood sustainability issues. Provides a critical assessment of a selection of these initiatives drawing out replicable elements and lessons for future initiatives.

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  • Sustainability Framework Design

    Mike O'Connell (08-Oct-2004)

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    Beacon Pathway Ltd

    An early report from the Programme Confirmation Phase of Beacon.  Recommends key elements of a sustainability framework, relevant to NZ.  Beacon's focus subsequently moved in a different direction and this work was not take further.

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  • The NOW Home® Project: Part 2. The NOW House - information for new owners

    Karen Bayne; Chris Kane (08-Jan-2004)

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    Beacon Pathway Ltd

    One of a three reports which document in detail the project communications, decision making and committee process involved in the NOW Home design.  It reflects the early design period July 2002- June 2004 prior to Beacon taking over the project.  Superseded by later iterations of NOW Home procedures, which reflect monitoring and actual experience of the house, and consequent changes in emphasis and direction by Beacon.  Part 2 records possible IP used in the project and passes on outstanding issues to Beacon as new owner. 

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  • The NOW Home® Project: Part 1. The NOW House Design Process and Insights for Future Projects

    Karen Bayne; Chris Kane (08-Jan-2004)

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    Beacon Pathway Ltd

    One of a three reports which document in detail the project communications, decision making and committee process involved in the NOW Home design.  It reflects the early design period July 2002- June 2004 prior to Beacon taking over the project.  Superseded by later iterations of NOW Home procedures which reflect monitoring and actual experience of research homes, and consequent changes in focus and direction by Beacon.   Part 1 covers the development of the design brief - this was prior to seeking building consent and does not always reflect the home as built.

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  • Integration Project: Prioritisation/ Optimisation Tool

    James Turner; Frances Maplesden; Ian Page (23-Aug-2004)

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    Beacon Pathway Ltd

    An early report from the Programme Confirmation Phase, commissioned to help set up Beacon's research but not picked up by Beacon.  It compares methods to prioritise the research programme, assessing  the Analytical Hierarchy Process  and Real Options Analysis,  based on a review of the R&D investment literature, application of AHP and ROA, and a problem analysis.   

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  • New Technology Impacts

    Michael Donn; John Storey (10-Jan-2004)

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    Beacon Pathway Ltd

    This early report from the Programme Confirmation Phase considers what technologies are needed for 2012.   Concludes more need for new technologies for renovation rather than new houses. Later in Beacon's programme, research focus moved away from creating new technologies and this work was not built upon. 

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  • The NOW Home® Project: Part 3. Monitoring the NOW House

    Chris Kane; Louw van Wyk; Andrew Pollard (08-Jan-2004)

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    Beacon Pathway Ltd

    One of a three reports which document in detail the project communications, decision making and committee process involved in the NOW Home design.  It reflects the early design period July 2002- June 2004 prior to Beacon taking over the project.  Superseded by later iterations of NOW Home procedures which reflect monitoring and actual experience of the research homes, and consequent changes in focus and direction by Beacon. Part 3 covers the possibilities for monitoring the NOW Home. 

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  • New Technology Impacts: Spreadsheet

    Michael Donn; John Storey (10-Jan-2004)

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    Beacon Pathway Ltd

    Attachment to main report PCP/6. This early report from the Programme Confirmation Phase considers what technologies are needed for 2012.   Concludes more need for new technologies for renovation rather than new houses. Later in Beacon's programme, research focus moved away from creating new technologies and this work was not built upon.

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  • Housing Retrofit: Housing Interventions, Stock and Market

    John Storey; Ian Page; Louw van Wyk; Mike Collins; Tobias Kriel (29-Nov-2004)

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    Beacon Pathway Ltd

    This early report for the Programme Confirmation Phase scoped retrofit interventions internationally in energy, water, materials and health.  It includes statistics on home occupiers, housing stock and retrofit programmes in New Zealand at that time.  It identified gaps in knowledge and areas where Government intervention is needed. 

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  • National Scorecard: Interventions and Assessment Models

    Ian Page; Nigel Jollands; Nancy Golubiewski; James Turner; National Value Case for Sustainable Housing Innovations (09-Jan-2004)

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    Beacon Pathway Ltd

    Commissioned for Beacon's Project Confirmation Phase, this early report aims to identify whether models can quantify the benefits and costs of the Beacon projects, and what influence these models may have on Government intervention. Superseded by further work on a National Scorecard to plot progress towards Beacon's goal, and by the National Value Case for Sustainable Housing Innovations.

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  • Sustainability Framework Benchmarking Report: NOW Home versus REF Home

    Roman Jaques; Barbara Nebel; Robert Vale; Katja Lietz; John Storey; Louw van Wyk; Bob Frame (11-Jun-2004)

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    Beacon Pathway Ltd

    This early report was commissioned for the Project Confirmation Phase.  It describes and compares the sustainability features of the Waitakere NOW Home® to a typical house (Ref Home).  It then develops a practical decision making framework to assess key sustainability issues with the aim of later developing tools for future rating systems.  Work in this report formed the basis for later work on a rating tool for New Zealand.

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  • Industry Research Impacts and Alternatives

    Ann Smith; Jeska McNicol; Graeme Finlay (29-Sep-2004)

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    Beacon Pathway Ltd

    An early report commissioned for Beacon's Project Confirmation Phase.  Summarises international knowledge on encouraging industry uptake and assesses the current/future capacity of the industry to deliver sustainability outcomes. Proposes assessment and performance measurement , plus an economic study to generate industry cost benefit case studies.  Superseded by later research and activity.

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  • Quantitative Study: Household Uptake of Sustainable Solutions

    Alex Woodley; Beverley Frederikson; Ann Smith; Alison Greenaway (09-Jan-2007)

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    Beacon Pathway Ltd

    A homeowner survey assesses whether householders adopt sustainable technologies for their homes and identifies any barriers. Most changes are low cost and easy to DIY, but there is interest in high cost energy efficiency features. Barriers include a lack of awareness whether homes contain sustainable features or not.

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  • Appendix A: High Energy User Survey

    Kay Saville Smith; House Owners and Energy - Retrofit; Renovation and Getting House Performance. (05-Jan-2008)

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    Beacon Pathway Ltd

    Survey of 700 homeowners found that high energy users resist investment in retrofitting and do not select resource efficient homes. Despite higher energy expenditure and incomes, homeowners accept mould, damp and cold and make little improvement.  Appendix to House Owners and Energy - Retrofit, Renovation and Getting House Performance.

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  • Appendix C: Landlords Energy Survey

    Kay Saville Smith; House Owners and Energy - Retrofit; Renovation and Getting House Performance. (05-Jan-2008)

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    Beacon Pathway Ltd

    A telephone survey of 491 landlords found resistance to investment in retrofitting and unresponsiveness to tenant demands or advice from professional bodies. Landlords report that they would renovate with financial assistance. Renovation and maintenance is largely cheap and basic redecorating, although in responding to cold, damp and mould, many pursue technological solutions before dealing with basic issues.  Appendix to House Owners and Energy - Retrofit, Renovation and Getting House Performance.

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  • Appendix B: Recent Movers Energy Survey

    Kay Saville Smith; House Owners and Energy - Retrofit; Renovation and Getting House Performance. (05-Jan-2008)

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    Beacon Pathway Ltd

     

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  • House Owners and Energy: Retrofit, Renovation and Getting House Performance

    Kay Saville Smith; High Energy Users Survey; Recent Movers Survey; Landlords Survey (06-Jan-2008)

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    Beacon Pathway Ltd

    Reports on three surveys of homeowner groups in New Zealand: high energy users, recent movers, landlords. Summarises awareness, attitudes and efforts toward renovation, and willingness to pay for renovation.  Comes with three appendices: High Energy Users Survey; Recent Movers Survey;  Landlords Survey

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  • HomeSmart Renovations: Early Data from Homeowner Interviews

    Kay Saville Smith (30-Aug-2009)

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    Beacon Pathway Ltd

    This report presents preliminary data from a subset of householders interviewed at least a month after the receipt of their HomeSmart Renovation Plan. It considers the profile of those householders, their perceptions of house condition and their past / intended renovations. The data gives some early insights into the sort of issues that may arise when the complete set of data collected in the HomeSmart Renovation project is matched and reported on.

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