2013 March, ‘Solaripedia’, www.solaripedia.com, Feature house, ‘Contemporary passive solar design’, United States of America
2012 December,'The Green Living Magazine' issue 11, Feature article, 'Keeping your cool, the environmental way!’ by Duncan Firth
2012 August, 'The Green Living Magazine' issue 10, Feature article, 'New directions in passive solar architecture' by Duncan Firth
2012 March, 'The Green Living Magazine' issue 9, Feature article, 'Passive solar houses for the New Zealand Climate', by Duncan Firth
2011 January, ‘Concrete Magazine’, Feature house, Passive solar design, by CCANZ (Cement Concrete Association of New Zealand)
2010 October, ‘Humble Living, Book’, Feature green house, Thailand, South East Asia
2009 June, ‘Ecobob’, www.ecobob.co.nz, Feature house, ‘Contemporary passive solar design’, New Zealand
2009 February,‘Green Living, Magazine’, Feature article, Passive solar house, New Zealand, Australia
2008 June,‘Progressive Building, Magazine’, Feature article on green building, New Zealand
2006 April,‘Home and Entertaining, Magazine’, Article on passive solar architecture, New Zealand
Award & Competitions:
“My wife and I contracted Duncan and Milti to design a passive solar energy efficient home after extensive research of many designs firms. Our brief was simple yet restrictive, to design a house using passive solar principles, natural ventilation strategies, eco-insulation, solar power, low energy products and green materials. The house had to maximise rural views and, indoor and outdoor living flow. To this end, Duncan and Milti fulfilled their part enormously with youthful enthusiasm and a sense of humor at all times. We’re happy we made the call we did. The project speaks for itself”.
Jim and Marcia Bowater, Waikato, New Zealand
“We enjoyed working with Duncan from Solarei. He actually listened to what we wanted for our project and he came up with detailed plans that met our needs and reflected the coastal environment in which we live. He managed the project through the complex regulations of our local government body and obtained all necessary consents and approvals. If our future developments require any architectural input they will be referred without hesitation to Solarei”.
Wade and Sue Rowsell, Kerikeri, New Zealand
"We asked Duncan to help us with the renovation of our small dated home.. Duncan was so great to work with. He listened to our needs and wants and made this work for our budget. He managed to create a design where all aspects of style, practicality and environmental design were incorporated. We couldn't be happier with the results. We now have a modern home we are proud of with great space for our kids and entertaining".