A living wall at the entrance to an architecturally designed house called Cascata in Queenstown

Sustainability informs every design

As we said above, sustainability and regenerative best-practice informs every design. Our considerations follow a whole-of-life approach;  social, cultural, economical and environmental awareness. We do this with our future in mind, both human-kind and our planet.

We encourage the optimism use, reuse, recycling and up cycling for an integrated system in a circular economy that utilities best-practice from energy, transport, construction, waste, food, health and well-being as part of our core values. We are a member of the New Zealand Green Building Council and together, with Home Star Tools and The Living Building Challenge Principles, use this combined knowledge to inform our decision-making.

Currently, we are part of a team that provided feedback to the Dunedin City Council (DCC) and Otago Regional Council (ORC) on the 10 Year Plan to regenerate South Dunedin.

How we put our sustainability and regenerative values into action

We support ethical and sustainable practices like us and believe that our architecture reflects who we and our clients are and the shared aspirations and expectations for a sustainable and regenerative future for us and our planet.

We are an active Superhome Movement participant with examples of our projects able to be visited by appointment and will be part of a nationwide tour.

We encourage investment in smarter eco-design we can provide people with a healthy home with greater longevity that will cost less over its life cycle than a traditional home built to the minimum NZBC standard which is outdated.

The Healthy Homes Design Guide

Gary was selected to be on the expert review panel for The Healthy Home Design Guide. We believe that the Healthy Home Design Guide is best practice advice offered to inform all housing stakeholders of their opportunity to improve the standard of new homes and renovations to be ecologically designed, constructed, monitored and maintained. .

Smarter use of energy and low carbon renewable materials and systems can be used to respect and enhance the quality of the built and natural environment, wellbeing of our people and sustainability and regeneration of our planet.

We encourage the optimism use, reuse, recycling and up cycling for an integrated system in a circular economy that utilities best-practice from energy, transport, construction, waste, food, health and well-being as part of our core values. We are a member of the New Zealand Green Building Council and together, with Home Star Tools and The Living Building Challenge Principles, use this combined knowledge to inform our decision-making.

View the Healthy Homes Guide

Contact Us

Gary Todd Architecture

Dunedin

18 Estuary Crescent
Fairfield, Dunedin

Head Office: 03 488 4594

Central Otago

62 Lagoon Avenue
Albert Town, Wanaka

Gary Todd: 027 279 9306

Christchurch

53b Edward Avenue
Edgeware, Christchurch

Courtney Todd: 027 388 6504

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