Usually with backgrounds in engineering, building science or architecture, these consultans work alongside designers to provide expert advice around different topics related to sustainable design.
The independent Eco Design Advisor Service is offered by Auckland Council and provides two hours of free consultation with a specialist in the subject. Although their work is mainly around the improvement of existing houses, they can also evaluate projects when they are being designed. Eco-Design Advisors’ focus is on strategies to improve internal comfort and health, as well as on technologies to reduce water, energy and resource use.
Architects and builders