Save money and benefit the environment with energy efficient home design from Simply Architecture
Maximum passive solar energy use
Sustainable, future-proof heating systems
Eco-friendly and healthy living outcomes
Simply Architecture is Hamilton-based - servicing the Waikato and Coromandel
Energy efficient home design - creating a warm and comfortable home
Simply Architecture is passionate about lowering energy use in New Zealand homes. Our approach is based on the principles of passive solar design, with the aim of radically reducing your energy demand while providing a comfortable, healthy environment to live in.
If you are planning to build or renovate in the Waikato, view our previous architectural design projects and then contact us for a free consultation about what we can do to make your new or current home more environmentally sustainable.
Stylish and functional energy efficient new home builds - for the Hamilton, Waikato and Coromandel area
orienting your home on the site to optimise solar energy
specially positions spaces to utilise solar gain
energy efficient water and heating systems
insulation with a high R-value
cabling installation prior to walls being lined to offer options for the future
Independent power generation is an important part of any eco-friendly house design. Photo-voltaic (PV) panels or wind generators can be installed on the roof or elsewhere depending on whether you are located in a sunny or breezy spot.
An appliance controller will turn appliances on while power is being generated. An electric vehicle charger can be incorporated into your garage during the build or cables can be installed.
Energy efficient house renovations will make your living spaces not only eco-friendly but also economical
Renovations give your home a fresh feel and can increase your enjoyment of existing spaces and increase your living areas to accommodate family members. They also give you the chance to improve the energy efficiency of your home and reduce your power usage. Options include:
upgrading windows to thermally efficient double or triple-glazed insulated glass units
switching to modern low-energy use light fittings and bulbs
improving insulation in walls and ceilings
investing in solar heating panels or more energy efficient heating and water heating systems.
improving indoor/outdoor flow and maximising the sun