Colleen Hawkes, a writer for Stuff, took a deep dive into what she thinks will be some of the trends in Kiwi architecture in the coming decade. As the growing risks associated with climate change become more salient, she writes, New Zealand will take a more aggressive approach to curb emissions and to incentivize designs that are more efficient and more sustainable. This will mean using more renewable energy sources, relying more on prefabrication, and building “more certified Passive Houses that reduce energy needs to almost zero.”
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