Sustainable Living

There’s a brand new feature coming to the Show this year! And it’s all about Sustainable Living.

Sustainable Living describes a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual’s or society’s use of the Earth’s natural resources, and one’s personal resources.

The idea of ‘sustainability’ can seem a little overwhelming, or ‘too green’ at first, leaving people wondering where, how or even why to make changes themselves.

But it’s not all about solar panels and compostable toilets. There are so many small, easy changes that can be made in every household, that can and will have such a positive effect overall.

You don't have to live "off-the-grid" to make a difference!

The Sustainable Living feature has been created to showcase exactly how YOU, as an individual and as part of a household, can play your part.

Through interactive demos and informative seminar talks, we hope to educate Home Show visitors on sustainable living options, and increase awareness around some really great, existing local council and government initiatives.

On top of that, we have a great range of home renovating and building businesses committed to sustainability and eco-products in the Show already. From eco-paint to building energy-efficient homes, the Sustainable Living feature at the Auckland Home Show has it all covered.

Attend our free seminars and come away with expert advice about all things sustainable. Check out the timetable below:

11.30 AM

Rainwater Harvesting: what is it and what are the benefits?

Chloe Barrott – Designer Tanks

1.00 PM

Recycle right

WasteWise

1.30 PM

How to compost

WasteWise

2.00 PM

Love your leftovers

WasteWise

3.00 PM

5 ways to reduce your power bill by 75% with the perfect solar system

Roeland Driessen – Solar Group

11.30 AM

Rainwater Harvesting: what is it and what are the benefits?

Chloe Barrott – Designer Tanks

1.00 PM

Recycle right

WasteWise

1.30 PM

How to compost

WasteWise

3.30 PM

5 ways to reduce your power bill by 75% with the perfect solar system

Roeland Driessen – Solar Group

11.30 AM

Rainwater Harvesting: what is it and what are the benefits

Chloe Barrott – Designer Tanks

1.00 PM

Recycle right

WasteWise

1.30 PM

How to compost

WasteWise

3.30 PM

5 ways to reduce your power bill by 75% with the perfect solar system

Roeland Driessen – Solar Group

11.30 AM

Rainwater Harvesting: what is it and what are the benefits?

Chloe Barrott – Designer Tanks

1.00 PM

Recycle right

WasteWise

1.30 PM

How to compost

WasteWise

2.00 PM

Love your leftovers

WasteWise

3.00 PM

5 ways to reduce your power bill by 75% with the perfect solar system

Roeland Driessen – Solar Group

11.30 AM

Rainwater Harvesting: what is it and what are the benefits?

Chloe Barrott – Designer Tanks

1.00 PM

Recycle right

WasteWise

1.30 PM

How to compost

WasteWise

2.00 PM

Love your leftovers

WasteWise

3.00 PM

5 ways to reduce your power bill by 75% with the perfect solar system

Roeland Driessen – Solar Group

* timetable may be subject to change

Check out some of the Sustainable Exhibitors that will be at the Auckland Home Show:

EcoMatters Environment Trust

EcoMatters is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to support the community with the knowledge and tools to restore nature, reduce waste, ride and fix bikes, and live more sustainably.

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NaturalFlow

NaturalFlow works with the environment when installing your wastewater treatment system. This eco-friendly business uses the recycling mechanisms of nature to break down and decompose waste.

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Wool Insulation NZ

Insulate your home with 100% New Zealand Made wool. Wool is a sustainable natural resource that is also guaranteed to keep your home warm.

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GreenRoot

These air-pruning pots from GreenRoot will not only improve the life span and growth rate of your plants but they are also reusable and recyclable. These planters are great for balconies, indoors or for establishing trees or bushes to transplant into your garden.

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Eco Habitats

Design your eco-friendly home with Eco Habitats. Eco Habitats is committed to building warm and healthy homes with a reduced environmental impact.

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Wools of New Zealand

Wools of New Zealand grow wool for world-leading brands who share the same passion for producing the highest quality fibre while caring for our planet. NZ Wool is produced with a low environmental impact, with an exceptional level of respect for each animal's welfare as well as the environment.

Plantation Bamboo

Plantation Bamboo are passionate about supplying top-quality products made from the fastest growing and rapidly renewable plant in the world - bamboo! Our bamboo flooring, decking and joinery products are naturally beautiful, hard and durable, easy to install and eco friendly - making them a great option for your home.

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Solar Group Limited

Take control of your energy bill with trusted advice from the team at Solar Group. Over the last few decades, prices of solar equipment have declined. Solar Group now offers extremely competitive prices for all sizes and types of solar products.

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EcoSheds Timber Buildings Limited

EcoSheds offer a range of attractive, rustic styled Timber buildings designed to enhance and blend in with any outdoor setting. Made from natural, durable, eco-friendly, NZ Oregon timber, the wall panels simply screw together to form the walls of the building.

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Tjhoko Paint

This creamy, smooth chalk based paint is eco-friendly, easy to work with and requires no sealant to grip to a painted surface. The unique, non-toxic properties and formulation of Tjhoko paint also means it can be used on virtually any surface in virtually any environment, from children's nurseries to exterior spaces.

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Versa Tiles NZ LTD

Versa Tiles NZ bring you sustainable, decorative tiles made from primarily organic raw materials. Perfect for new builds or renovations and refit projects, PHOMI tiles are a clay tile which can mimic many natural stones from slate and sandstone to granite and travertine, among various other texture options. Light and flexible, they affix to many different substrates bringing contemporary design options to indoor and outdoor spaces.

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SolaTube

Make your home lighter, brighter and more wonderful with a top-quality skylight solution from SolaTube.

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Terra Firma Earth Building Co. Ltd

Bring building back to basics with Terra Firma Earth Building Co. Terra Firma will create a beautiful, incredibly durable home that supports the comfort and well-being of people and the planet.

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Bosen Floors

Bosen Floors create a variety of flooring options for your home that are environmentally friendly, insulating, anti-slip, light, thin and highly elastic.

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Born in NZ

These natural products are made from New Zealand's best ingredients. Born in NZ offer three ranges of products, house cleaning, kids range and skincare.

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NZ Louvres

NZ Louvres practice and enforce the highest of industry standards; they take pride in their responsibility to the environment. NZ Louvres sources local raw materials and components for all their builds that ensure they are as sustainable as possible.

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The CarbonCycle Company

The CarbonCycle Company will provide you with your very own composting system! Local composting is a vital step in improving the effectiveness of the earth's carbon cycle and ensuring the availability and quality of freshly gown produce around the world.

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Metrotile

At Metrotile, we use a superior steel roof product based on the principle of utilising only the best raw materials to manufacture our lightweight roofing systems. Steel is considered a sustainable building material and any off-cuts are recycled to minimise our impact on the natural environment.

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Ata Touch

Home Automation System that Control lighting, security, fires and much more. ATA Touch is different. It is human-centred, focused on energy efficiency, ease of use and affordability. Its holistic all-in-one platform solution manages many aspects of your home from water heating and climate control to lighting, security, curtains, garage doors, and much more.

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Ekopaints

Ekopaints distributes Ottosson linseed oil paints made in Sweden in New Zealand and Australia, their paints are eco-friendly, sustainable house paints. Linseed oil paint is for both interior and exterior use, and it's natural colours provide a beautiful long lasting finish.

Resene

Resene has an extensive range of Environmental Choice approved paints that have been independently verified, including no added VOCs and an extensive range of low VOC products. Once you have finished decorating, return your unwanted paint and paint packaging to the Resene PaintWise recycling and product stewardship programme so we can take care of them for you. Or if you prefer to get someone else to do the work for you, you can hire a Resene Eco Decorator!

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Calitec Heat Pump Hot Water Systems

Choosing an energy efficient Calitec Heat Pump Hot Water System can make a real difference, especially to your monthly energy expenses. Whether you are replacing an existing water heating system or building new.

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Ecovask

Ecovask offer a range of functional and fashionable sustainable products. From organic cotton dish cloths to reusable makeup wipes.

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