Evident was formed as a result of our involvement in the Zero Energy House, a demonstration project that brought together progressive technology and open communication to show people how such a house is designed and built - and how it performs.
Two years on, and we still strongly believe in the importance of such projects to bring about change in the building sector. They are the projects that inspire and enable the next ten to achieve the same results, and those ten trigger the next 100, then 1000 etc. Any significant change starts with those first demonstration projects.
We're privileged to be involved in the Glenorchy Marketplace, another such project that we think will influence not only its immediate sector - tourist accommodation - but, through the educational and communication work being developed, has the potential to influence buildings of all types across New Zealand and around the world.
We've also been involved recently in discussions with teams in local and central government about the potential for Medium Density Housing demonstration projects to inspire and enable design, construction, and development communities to deliver great outcomes in such housing.
A few weeks back we put together the short pdf below that sums up what we've learned can be the outcomes from such demonstration projects. We're using it to guide discussions with potential project partners, but the ideas in it may be useful to anyone scoping out such a project.