Thursday, 29 November 2012

Evolving an NZ home into a European one

I've been meaning to share this for ages. 

I recently bought a house in New Zealand after living in Europe for nearly a decade. This caused a slight shock to my system. European homes are warm, New Zealand homes are not. My house is a fairly typical 1950s bungalow, it had no insulation in the ceiling, walls or underfloor, no double glazing and no central heating. There is a heatpump attached to the wall but without insulation one is trying to warm the environment as well as ones house when it is on. Since I'm a miser, this makes me mad. So I've tried to do something about this. 

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Updated hottest researcher figure

I realise the previous version of this figure was not the prettiest thing to look at. I was divorced from the internet in my Dunedin hotel room last night, so I dedicated a bit of time to making it look more palatable. Enjoy!