Regenerative Social Housing that costs less than $1 a day for heating
Imagine only paying $1 a day for heating. This is now a reality for some social housing tenants in NZ as this pilot will address the growing issue of energy poverty for the most vulnerable.The Passive House Standard originated in Germany. It is recognised internationally as a best practice benchmark for low energy use, indoor environmental quality and health performance, and it is exciting to see it applied to social housing in first for Australasia.
At Proptech Association Australia's Proptech Awards 2022, Downsizer won "Proptech to Watch."This award is sponsored by IdeaSpies.Downsizer offers home buyers a cashless deposit bond, backed by existing home equity, to buy a new home.It solves a perennial problem for owner-occupiers: how to fund the deposit on your new home before selling your current one?Traditional finance solutions like bridging loans don’t work well for older Australians because they are predicated on passing income-based affordability assessments.Downsizer was chosen for solving a significant pain point, innovative application of smart contracts on blockchain, and excelling at proptech delivery.https://www.downsizer.com/
A property's value is a combination of location plus improvements.You can change the building and landscaping, but you can't change the location, nor what that means for convenience and liveability.Urbern is an app that generates a consistent rating out of 10, so you can see detailed information about shopping, dining, transportation and other factors based on location. Urbern looks for adjacent amenities around the location, categorises their type, scales their reviews and then calculates the convenience score in less than 8 seconds.In this way, it allows you to compare locations transparently and choose the right site.https://www.urbern.com/