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Award winning Bader Ventura is the first government-funded Passive House development of this size, for public housing customers in Australasia, and is an exemplar project in low carbon/energy approaches to better buildings in New Zealand. The development will deliver 18 units, comprising of 12 x 3-bedroom and six x 2-bedroom in 3-storey walk-up apartment buildings.

With this development, Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities aim to address three primary areas: reduction in energy use and cost for customers; reduction in carbon in building materials and waste; and to lead and support industry change in line with New Zealand’s climate goals, including net zero carbon by 2050.

To help better prepare New Zealand’s construction sector and meet Aotearoa’s climate goals we are committed to sharing our project insights and recommendations with the industry.

2023 awards include: Construction Sector Beacon Awards – Supreme Winner and Auckland Property People awards – Construction Excellence in Sustainability.



• With Neocrete and clever engineering, precast concrete construction and insulated concrete panels are a great method of building. Together this resulted in quality structures with strong thermal properties, meeting the Passive House standard, all while having a significantly reduced effect on the environment. The use of Neocrete concrete saved the equivalent of carbon sequestered by 162 native trees grown for 20 years. We need to continue to be early adopters of innovative and sustainable focused products and solutions to better construction in New Zealand, and be ahead of the industry changes.

• The use of BIM, fabrication modelling and construction documentation (LOD400) delivery during the design phase was crucial in creating a problematic free design during the construction/instalment phase of the development.

• Thinking outside the box, by providing different geotechnical and foundation systems and solutions resulted in reduced cost, and created further opportunities for innovative, quality, and cost-savings throughout the development. Engineers need to continue to look for better ways and to draw inspiration and knowledge from others, whether this be throughout New Zealand or from overseas innovation.

We’re extremely proud to be partners with Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities on Bader Ventura.

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