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Bringing together building knowledge 
BRANZ.co.nz 4700
Providing research, testing and information for the building and construction industry 
BRANZ Shop 5074
Books, bulletins, seminars, study reports, downloads, details and more... 
Build magazine 154
New Zealand's premier building industry information resource offering impartial expert advice both online and as a hard copy magazine. 
Maintaining my home 2040
Practical advice on how to maintain different parts of your home, and on related issues. 
Maintenance schedules 192
Create a maintenance schedule for a new house, print a copy for the owners, and save a copy for your own files. 
Level 450
The authority on designing and building sustainable homes 
Renovate 319
The technical resource for industry on the renovation of houses from different eras 
Weathertight 98
Building basics for making homes weathertight 
Tools 38
Explore our range of interactive tools and resources 
Wet_Areas_Fig_2.pdf
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www.level.org.nz THE AUTHORITY ON SUSTAINABLE BUILDING Coved tile flooring (C) BRANZ 2009 ceramic tiles flexible joint waterproof membrane impervious vinyl wall lining 75 mm minimum
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Wet_Areas_Fig_7.pdf
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www.level.org.nz THE AUTHORITY ON SUSTAINABLE BUILDING Level access enclosed shower Level entry shower for wheelchair and ambulant users. (C) BRANZ 2009 1000 mm minimum slip resistant floor 1200 mm minimum impervious shower linings curtains or hinged glazed doors grip rail self-draining tilt-up seat slip resistant shower tray adjustable shower shelf and/or hanging space for clothes soap and shampoo tray level entry 500 mm seat height towel rail control
http://www.level.org.nz/fileadmin/downloads/Wet_Areas/Wet_Areas_Fig_7.pdf
Designing wet areas to minimise noise and odours
From www.level.org.nz
Poor wet area design or installation can compromise safety, comfort and convenience for building users, and lead to significant structural damage. Wet areas should be designed to minimise noise and odours. On this page: Noise Odours People generally prefer not to be heard ® and not to hear...
http://www.level.org.nz/wet-areas/wet-area-floor-structure/minimising-noise-and-odours/
Business sustainability tools to monitor and improve your performance
From www.level.org.nz
Providing independent information and links to guidelines and tools to help design and construct sustainable buildings. These tools are aimed at building industry businesses to help you monitor and improve the sustainability of your business performance. The Sustainable Foundations programme helps building companies to improve business performance by...
http://www.level.org.nz/other-resources/business-sustainability-tools/
Level | Authority on Sustainable Homes | Subsidiary of BRANZ Ltd
From www.level.org.nz
Level will help you design and build homes which have less impact on the environment and are healthier, more comfortable, and have lower running costs. The government®s Energywise website has a new tool in its toolkit ® Rightware. Read more. A new four-year programme will install insulation and...
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Designing to make a building energy efficient
From www.level.org.nz
Designing homes to conserve energy and use it efficiently, from sources that cause least environmental harm. A typical New Zealand home consumes 10,500 kWh of energy per year. Approximately 7,500®8,200 kWh of that is electricity (depending on location). All energy consumption has environmental impacts, ranging from the production...
http://www.level.org.nz/energy/
Ventilation, what and how it makes a more energy efficient home
From www.level.org.nz
Designing homes to conserve energy and use it efficiently, from sources that cause least environmental harm. Ventilation is required to remove moisture and airborne pollutants from a home to protect the health and comfort of people living there. Ventilation can also be important for temperature control, particularly in...
http://www.level.org.nz/energy/active-ventilation/
Air extraction systems and energy efficiency
From www.level.org.nz
Designing homes to conserve energy and use it efficiently, from sources that cause least environmental harm. Air extraction systems remove moist or polluted air, typically from kitchens and bathrooms, to the outside. On this page: Extraction rate Fans Ductwork Extract location Exhaust location With an air extraction system,...
http://www.level.org.nz/energy/active-ventilation/air-extraction-systems/
Air supply ventilation and energy efficiency
From www.level.org.nz
Designing homes to conserve energy and use it efficiently, from sources that cause least environmental harm. Mechanical ventilation systems may be necessary where passive ventilation is not sufficient to meet Building Code requirements. On this page: Components of an air supply ventilation system Fresh air heating Ventilation system...
http://www.level.org.nz/energy/active-ventilation/air-supply-ventilation-systems/
Heat and energy recovery ventilation systems | HRV | ERV
From www.level.org.nz
Designing homes to conserve energy and use it efficiently, from sources that cause least environmental harm. Heat recovery ventilation (HRV) and energy recovery ventilation (ERV) can provide cost effective ventilation systems that also reduce moisture and heat loss. On this page: Advantages of heat and energy recovery ventilation...
http://www.level.org.nz/energy/active-ventilation/air-supply-ventilation-systems/heat-and-energy-recovery-ventilation-systems/