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An exemplar demonstration project to educate and share innovative ideas, technologies and techniques to renovate a home to transform it into a Superhome, a ‘SuperReno’. Creating awareness for both homeowners and industry about clever new ideas to adapt our homes for our changing climate. Important ideas to renovate New Zealand’s notoriously subpar existing housing stock to be healthy, energy efficient and low carbon so that it is fit for purpose and future proofed for us and our children and the planet.

  • Structural upgrades for improved performance and resilience
  • Super-insulate with a warm roof and external wall insulation (outulation)
  • Windows upgraded to high-performance windows (main floor)
  • Shading devices added for protection from overheating (late afternoon in middle of summer)
  • Ventilation, heat-exchange ventilation added for improved internal air quality (IAQ)
  • Materials, natural, non-toxic sustainable selections, low carbon, Declare and Red List free.
  • Renewable energy and storage, Solar PV and batteries
  • Electric Vehicle charging
  • Rain water harvesting
  • Waste, WMMP waste management and minimisation plan.

Why is this project so important?

We recognise the crucial importance of upgrading New Zealands over one million unhealthy and eco-unfriendly homes that are inefficient, difficult, and expensive heat. The Superhome Movement focused initially on new homes designed and built to far superior standards than the woeful New Zealand Building Code (NZBC), which is not fit for purpose and around 20 years out of date. Even new a home built to NZBC produces 7x the carbon emissions as are required to meet the Paris agreement which aims to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. We cant solve climate change and the biodiversity emergency by only building better new buildings. It is essential that we fix the existing building stock too.

Project History

BroadOaks Showhome [Jan 2007- 22 Feb 2011]. Renovation and earthquake repairs were required to reinstate an epic hilltop home showcasing the architectural design of Bob Burnett Architecture. Bob Burnett and his wife, Japanese architect Shizuka Yasui, naturally infused the best of both New Zealand and Japanese influences when it came to designing their own family home. The design duo always works together on projects and this was their collective meeting of the minds that conspired to create their own exceptional new home high up on the Port Hills. A hotbed of ideas and technical innovation that integrated systems thinking of the time. The property was also purpose-designed as the office of Bob Burnett Architecture. At the time it was an example of their best design, energy efficiency and sustainability innovations. They were ejected on February 22nd 2011 and over the last nine years, the repairs have been delayed by the insurer AMI / Southern Response who have just recently finally paid. An important early project by Bob Burnett Architecture completed 2008, which provided the opportunity for experimentation and refinement of new technologies and ideas of the day. Some will find this home familiar as it was widely published in the media and magazines and also featured in a 500 page coffee table architectural book called ‘150 Best Sustainable House Ideas’. National finalist in three categories of the ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards in 2008.

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SuperReno BroadOaks

An exemplar demonstration project to educate and share innovative ideas, technologies and techniques to renovate a home to transform it into a Superhome, a ‘SuperReno’. Creating awareness for both homeowners and industry about clever new ideas to adapt our homes for our changing climate. Important ideas to renovate New Zealand’s notoriously subpar existing housing stock to be healthy, energy efficient and low carbon so that it is fit for purpose and future proofed for us and our children and the planet.

  • Structural upgrades for improved performance and resilience
  • Super-insulate with a warm roof and external wall insulation (outulation)
  • Windows upgraded to high-performance windows (main floor)
  • Shading devices added for protection from overheating (late afternoon in middle of summer)
  • Ventilation, heat-exchange ventilation added for improved internal air quality (IAQ)
  • Materials, natural, non-toxic sustainable selections, low carbon, Declare and Red List free.
  • Renewable energy and storage, Solar PV and batteries
  • Electric Vehicle charging
  • Rain water harvesting
  • Waste, WMMP waste management and minimisation plan.

Why is this project so important?

We recognise the crucial importance of upgrading New Zealands over one million unhealthy and eco-unfriendly homes that are inefficient, difficult, and expensive heat. The Superhome Movement focused initially on new homes designed and built to far superior standards than the woeful New Zealand Building Code (NZBC), which is not fit for purpose and around 20 years out of date. Even new a home built to NZBC produces 7x the carbon emissions as are required to meet the Paris agreement which aims to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. We cant solve climate change and the biodiversity emergency by only building better new buildings. It is essential that we fix the existing building stock too.

Project History

BroadOaks Showhome [Jan 2007- 22 Feb 2011]. Renovation and earthquake repairs were required to reinstate an epic hilltop home showcasing the architectural design of Bob Burnett Architecture. Bob Burnett and his wife, Japanese architect Shizuka Yasui, naturally infused the best of both New Zealand and Japanese influences when it came to designing their own family home. The design duo always works together on projects and this was their collective meeting of the minds that conspired to create their own exceptional new home high up on the Port Hills. A hotbed of ideas and technical innovation that integrated systems thinking of the time. The property was also purpose-designed as the office of Bob Burnett Architecture. At the time it was an example of their best design, energy efficiency and sustainability innovations. They were ejected on February 22nd 2011 and over the last nine years, the repairs have been delayed by the insurer AMI / Southern Response who have just recently finally paid. An important early project by Bob Burnett Architecture completed 2008, which provided the opportunity for experimentation and refinement of new technologies and ideas of the day. Some will find this home familiar as it was widely published in the media and magazines and also featured in a 500 page coffee table architectural book called ‘150 Best Sustainable House Ideas’. National finalist in three categories of the ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards in 2008.

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SuperReno BroadOaks

An exemplar demonstration project to educate and share innovative ideas, technologies and techniques to renovate a home to transform it into a Superhome, a ‘SuperReno’. Creating awareness for both homeowners and industry about clever new ideas to adapt our homes for our changing climate. Important ideas to renovate New Zealand’s notoriously subpar existing housing stock to be healthy, energy efficient and low carbon so that it is fit for purpose and future proofed for us and our children and the planet.

  • Structural upgrades for improved performance and resilience
  • Super-insulate with a warm roof and external wall insulation (outulation)
  • Windows upgraded to high-performance windows (main floor)
  • Shading devices added for protection from overheating (late afternoon in middle of summer)
  • Ventilation, heat-exchange ventilation added for improved internal air quality (IAQ)
  • Materials, natural, non-toxic sustainable selections, low carbon, Declare and Red List free.
  • Renewable energy and storage, Solar PV and batteries
  • Electric Vehicle charging
  • Rain water harvesting
  • Waste, WMMP waste management and minimisation plan.

Why is this project so important?

We recognise the crucial importance of upgrading New Zealands over one million unhealthy and eco-unfriendly homes that are inefficient, difficult, and expensive heat. The Superhome Movement focused initially on new homes designed and built to far superior standards than the woeful New Zealand Building Code (NZBC), which is not fit for purpose and around 20 years out of date. Even new a home built to NZBC produces 7x the carbon emissions as are required to meet the Paris agreement which aims to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. We cant solve climate change and the biodiversity emergency by only building better new buildings. It is essential that we fix the existing building stock too.

Project History

BroadOaks Showhome [Jan 2007- 22 Feb 2011]. Renovation and earthquake repairs were required to reinstate an epic hilltop home showcasing the architectural design of Bob Burnett Architecture. Bob Burnett and his wife, Japanese architect Shizuka Yasui, naturally infused the best of both New Zealand and Japanese influences when it came to designing their own family home. The design duo always works together on projects and this was their collective meeting of the minds that conspired to create their own exceptional new home high up on the Port Hills. A hotbed of ideas and technical innovation that integrated systems thinking of the time. The property was also purpose-designed as the office of Bob Burnett Architecture. At the time it was an example of their best design, energy efficiency and sustainability innovations. They were ejected on February 22nd 2011 and over the last nine years, the repairs have been delayed by the insurer AMI / Southern Response who have just recently finally paid. An important early project by Bob Burnett Architecture completed 2008, which provided the opportunity for experimentation and refinement of new technologies and ideas of the day. Some will find this home familiar as it was widely published in the media and magazines and also featured in a 500 page coffee table architectural book called ‘150 Best Sustainable House Ideas’. National finalist in three categories of the ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards in 2008.

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