The progressive Meridian First Light Eco-house project is currently on display, prompting its audience to recognise the environmental, monetary and health benefits of solar power and energy efficiency. The project is the brainchild of Victoria University Architecture students and has been open for public viewing at Frank Kitts Park on Wellington’s Waterfront.

The design of the house is based on the classic ‘Kiwi Bach’, and fuses traditional ideas with modern amenities and the latest technology. The large decks and patios are reminiscent of an idyllic summer destination, where life would take place outside just as much as in. The team established that many uninformed New Zealanders are building homes that waste copious amounts of energy due to poor design, inadequate insulation and inefficient heating. The house includes high levels of insulation, energy efficient appliances and lighting, solar water heating and renewable energy. The First Light Eco-house will be shipped to Washington DC later this year to compete against 19 other homes in the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. 

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Ben Lynch outside the Meridian First
Light Eco-house

Ben Lynch, Whats On Report, 26 May 2011


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