In the past houses were designed and then built on land to sit in the middle of the land and face the street. Bathrooms, kitchens and bedrooms were positioned according to the plan, not where the sun tends to be or where the prevailing wind blows. Houses were built without insulation, and with very little thought of using the sun to light or heat the property.
CAfE is the official energy agency for Christchurch. We are committed to developing Christchurch as an energy-smart city.