Several of the architects at Chaney & Norman are certified passive house designers. Great design and sustainability is at the heart of everything they do, creating homes that are energy efficient with a high level of thermal performance. Renowned for warm, healthy and comfortable homes that clients love.
T: 027 425 3472
Airtightness is crucial when building an energy efficient home. Pro Clima are experts in high performing sealing systems for thermal insulation. Kat has personally been involved in the building industry in Central Otago since 2014. She has a holistic knowledge of building envelope performance and will help you understand how to optimise performance of your building envelope for comfort and health in your home.
T: 021 838 994
An engineer by trade, Jason spent a decade as a rocket scientist at NASA before he relocated to New Zealand. He was New Zealand’s first Passive House certifier, has taught courses for PHINZ, the Passive House Academy and the NZ Green Building Council. He has written guides on the practical application of Passive House principles. For curly questions, he is the man to figure out how practically resolve problems to a certifiable standard.
If you are thinking of certifying your house as Passive, it would be advisable to speak to Jason before you start your project.
M: 021 1846 911
If you’re looking for a builder with experience in passive houses without the fancy marketing, Isaac is your guy. He lives and breathes energy-efficient homes, and has been building sustainable houses in Wanaka for years. He’s one of those guys who just gets on and does it. He’s a practical, hands-on builder who I would totally recommend.
M: 027 289 2951
Rafe Maclean is a small team of architects with who specialise in sustainable, well-crafted homes locally. Rafe is a Registered Architect and a Certified Passive House Designer, as are several of his team.
M: 027 280 9788
Passive House Designer
With a passion for ecologically considerate buildings Josh is the man in town for local engineering advice on Passive Homes. He is a structural engineer for Batchelor McDougall Consulting, as well as a certified passive house designer and is building his own passive house.
M: 022 128 0296
Glenn is passionate about buildings that are architecturally excellent, comfortable, efficient and healthy. He has been designing high-performance buildings since 2006, and has successfully delivered several certified Passive Houses.
M: 021 993 413
Wanaka Solar are the local go-to guys for outstanding advice on all things solar. They are genuine, innovative, and have been hugely supportive in planning of alternative models of development. We 100% recommend them.
M: 03 443 1002
Mark is one of a select few certified Passive House Builders in New Zealand. He is passionate about the building industry. He aims to push the boundaries of sustainability, performance, construction methods and technology to deliver smart, energy-efficient homes.
M: 027 464 1641
Registered Master Builder, NZ Certified Builder, Certified Passive House Tradesperson
A certified Passive House builder (one of only a few in New Zealand), Mark is a passionate advocate for building better. He is focused on sustainability, performance, construction methods and technology to deliver smart efficient homes. having worked in the construction industry for 15 years. Mark and his team are now committed to building only energy efficient homes in the future.
Provide advice and guidance on all aspects of sustainable building,
In 2019, local legend Anne Salmond was made a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Architecture in recognition of her “exceptional influence and contribution to New Zealand architecture over the course of her career” She has focused on sustainability since she graduated in the 80’s.
Anne and her team are known for designing high performing buildings that are sustainable over the long term, sympathetic with the landscape and appropriate in their context.
If you are in the Southern Lakes Region, we totally recommend you visit Camp Glenorchy. They are incredibly inspiring to us. Designed, built and operated in line with the Living Building Challenge they are certifying under three petals for Energy, Water and Beauty.
Built out of recycled materials from homes broken in the Christchurch earthquakes, alongside locally sourced, natural, non toxic materials, they are a wonderful example of energy efficient buildings, but have gone a step further, building resilience into this fortunate community, halving the amount of water most accomodation places use, minimising waste and operating in a contagiously collaborative and educational way. Check them out here.