Bob is an ardent advocate for energy efficient and sustainable building design. For more than 20 years he has been committed to creating better places for the people of New Zealand.
Bob has been heavily involved with Homestar, a national rating tool that measures the health, warmth and efficiency of NZ houses. He was the first certified Homestar assessor in Christchurch.
He also designed and funded the development of New Zealand’s first 10-star Homestar rated homes.
Bob founded the Superhome Movement in Christchurch. This is a not-for-profit, industry-led initiative that aims to normalise energy efficient, sustainable homes through open source sharing of new technologies, design innovations and building techniques.
He is passionate about educating through speaking on environmental design and green building. He wants to help people understand the link between building code standards and health, wellbeing and environmental impact.
Bob Burnett is a finalist in the Sustainability Superstar category of the 2017 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards.