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2. Make your home performSome trends make sense and are wise investments for the future. Homes that prioritise healthy living, sustainability and efficiency are the fastest growing trends in New Zealand and Australian architectural design, and a direct response to the huge amount of existing ‘sick’ and under-performing homes, specifically a rash of poorly constructed homes in New Zealand that were recently proven to be far from weatherproof, and were therefore unliveable.Smart homes will provide a good return on your investment. Before you talk to your architect, assess your home’s energy star rating, and wise up on what makes an energy star-rated home. Improvements can be as simple as increasing your thermal insulation, ventilation, water and energy efficiency, to more complex changes such as selecting the right building materials, recycling materials, maximising site positioning and solar gain.