Andrew Stephenson is a registered architect and holds his Permaculture Design Certificate since 1995. He designs passive solar and resilient homes and last year assisted in the redesign of Atamai Eco-Village. He has built his own eco-home which received an excellent rating under the BRANZ Green Home Scheme. He is a director of Bell Stephenson Architects Ltd in Motueka and is an Assessor for the HomeStar Ecohome rating system. Andrew has a strong interest in his community being an active member and instigator of COSH Motueka, which is a local time bank and alternative currency initiative.