Local Heroes & Legends

Local people and businesses walking, talking, teaching and inspiring who can help you with your energy efficient journey.

Jonathan Holmes, VIA Architecture

Certified Passive House Consultant / Energy Modeller

Jonathan is the local (Wanaka) member of the national VIA architecture team who specialise in High-Performance Passive House projects, designing Low-Carbon homes to delight and provide exceptional comfort and quality of life. VIA architecture offers full architectural services and Passive House, Energy Modelling and Low Carbon consultancy services.

Jonathan lives in Hawea where he has built NZ’s first certified Premium Passive house. Follow him on Facebook or Instagram @ Hawea Flat Passivhaus for ideas and inspiration.

M: 027 886 3836
E: jonathan.holmes@via-architecture.net
W: via-architecture.net

Anne Salmond, Salmond Architecture

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.

W: salmondarchitecture.co.nz

Camp Glenorchy

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.

W: https://www.campglenorchy.co.nz/about-us/sustainability

Arthur Lee, Respond Architects

Architectural Designer / Certified Passive House Consultant / Energy Modeller

Arthur is one of the unsung heros locally, creating a ripple effect around building better. He talks building performance all day long (and drew the energy efficient graph on the cash incentives page). He is the Southern Lakes consultant for Respond Architects a large team of innovative architects who deliver striking and functional designs with a strong emphaisis on sustainability. He can provide PHPP energy modelling, holistic building components, value engineering and environmental Life Cycle Analysis services, and is happy to talk to consult to architects without PHPP training.

M: 021 0807 4361
E: arthur@respondarchitects.co.nz
W: https://respondarchitects.co.nz/


Jessica Eyres (Wanaka) Architect, Passive House Consultant & Energy Modeller

M: 022 013 9062
E: jessica@hiberna.co.nz
W: hiberna.co.nz