EcoTrend show home in Canterbury: Solar hot water, Greywater recycling, Pellet burner. Built by Pegasus Property Ltd, the environmentally friendly house reflects the future standards that New Zealand may soon require of modern homes. Designed for our climatic realities and constructed from environmentally friendly, recyclable materials wherever possible, EcoTrend homes incorporate ecological principles in the use of insulation, heating, cooling and water usage.
Solar hot water
Built by Pegasus Property Ltd, the environmentally friendly house reflects the future standards that New Zealand may soon require of modern homes. Designed for our climatic realities and constructed from environmentally friendly, recyclable materials wherever possible, EcoTrend homes incorporate ecological principles in the use of insulation, heating, cooling and water usage. The result is an energy efficient home, a lighter carbon footprint and the sustainability of our surroundings.
EcoTrend homes are specifically designed and sited to take full advantage of the sun – which nature provides for free! As well as focusing on a sociable sunny layout, ideal indoor outdoor aspects are complemented by functional and aesthetic landscaping. By capturing all available sunshine and protecting the home from energy loss, comfort is maximized and costs are saved. EcoTrend homes feature internal areas of concrete, brick or tiles which all accept and retain heat.As the air cools this thermal mass releases heat into the room. Solar water heating also reduces the use of electricity.
The home has been "Energy Rated" independently with fantastic results. In a nutshell the home requires 57% less heat per annum than a new home of the same size with same number of occupants (5), and once the heat is in the "BPI" building performance Index of the home has an efficiency rating of 88% compare to 65% of a new home. This means is that once the home has reached the 22 degree level the home keeps the heat.
EcoTrend homes rely on insulation and trapped heat, thus reducing reliance on electricity or other forms of heating. Large north facing double glazed windows ensure optimal capture of the sun's heat, a clean burning pellet fire in the living area uses recycled wood waste and a thermostatically controlled heat pump provides intermittent temperature control in the bedroom wing of the house.
An aerated house produces a fresh, healthy home. EcoTrends hidden natural systems promote warm or cool air flow to other parts of the house via strategic placement of doors and windows, wide eaves for shading and skillful landscaping.
While EcoTrendHomesmay be built of brick, they also favour Celcrete, a new generation aerated concrete building material of sand, lime and cement. It is recyclable, fire and pest resistant and has noise absorption properties. Weathertex achieves the popular linea board look but is made of reconstituted hardwood. Aswell as 100% low allergenic carpet, eco – paints and glues which are low in volatile organic compound emissions have been used inside and out.
EcoTrend homes are also designed to conserve water by recycling filtered grey water to flush toilets fitted with dual flush mechanisms. Optional, rain water tanks can be installed for garden irrigation or car and boat washing and a waste production system in the kitchen incorporates a rubbish separation process for bottles, cans, paper and organic waste.
Located in the Halswell on the Park subdivision, stunning new display home comprises an open plan living area, beautifully appointed kitchen with gas hob, under bench oven, double drawer dishwasher, central island bench and granite breakfast bar and adjoining lounge opening to a landscaped courtyard for entertaining.
A luxurious bathroom, separate toilet and three double bedrooms open to a sun gallery with sliding doors to the courtyard. The main bedroom suite incorporates a walk in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom facilities and opens directly to the courtyard which has a water feature, raised potager gardens, wooden decking and extensive paving. The contemporary design also includes an internal access garage and walk through laundry and showcases Ecotrend Homes design, technology and philosophy, backed up by easy to read Consumer Guide Information.
EcoTrend Display Home
28 James Hight Drive
Halswell on the Park
Ph: 03 377 9254.