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Griffith University engineering faculty studies NevHouse in Vanuatu

Griffith University engineering faculty studies NevHouse in Vanuatu

Engineering students from Australia's Griffith University visit Cyclone affected Vanuatu in order to study the structures erected by NevHouse in 2016. An entire community was re-built to Category 5 Cyclone rated standards using a recycled material based solution and a rapid deployment building model. A multi-year social impact study on the community built by NevHouse is also underway. To read the full article please click here.  

How Firewire's founder went from surfboards to sustainable houses

How Firewire's founder went from surfboards to sustainable houses

Dr. Gregory Bourne of The Inertia published the following article in January 2017 (excerpt as follows): 2016 saw the 22nd United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP22). What is clear is that the imperative to educate, research, enhance understanding and communicate issues relating to sustainable development and climate change has never been more stark. And to that end, someone else was in Marrakesh speaking at COP22. That person is Nev Hyman, founder of Firewire Surfboards and now founder of NevHouse. To read the full article click here.

Making plastic sexy and other green schemes

Swellnet recently drew parallels to some of the trends being set by industry surfing legends such as Kelly Slater and Nev Hyman. Environmental responsibility has found its way into cutting edge brands such as Firewire, Quiksilver and O’Neill. Stu Nettle of Swellnet writes “these days a swag of companies make boardshorts from post-consumer recycled plastic – no scary quotation marks necessary. And the strategy appears as much to do with economics as marketing. As Nev Hyman recently told Swellnet, “Plastic isn't a waste, it's a resource. But you've gotta turn it into something that's really sexy for people to be bothered collecting the waste and recycling it.” To read the full article click here.

Good Design Awards celebrates NevHouse "Australian idea, international solution".

For Nev Hyman, Firewire surfboards is no longer a professional focus. While he still designs by request for the company he created, he’d rather let (new owner) Kelly Slater, Tomo, Jon Pyzel and the rest of the gang handle things while he focuses on building strong, resilient homes for weather-devastated countries. And, fair enough. To read the full article written by Elliot Struck of STAB click here.