Past webinars

Introduction to Building Life Cycle Assessment Made Quick (LCA Quick)

Building Life Cycle Assessment, or LCA, is a quantitative technique of calculating the potential environmental impact of a building’s material, energy, and water consumption, over its full life cycle e.g. 60+ years. One of the benefits of the approach is that in addition to greenhouse gases, LCA calculates other environmental impacts such as water pollution, and resource depletion. It is particularly useful when applied early and iteratively during building design, so that environmental consequences of design choices can be tested, understood and refined. For environmental impacts such as Global Warming, this is becoming increasingly important. New Zealand’s ratification of the Paris Agreement in 2015 means that our country is committed to a 30% reduction in the 2005-level of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, with this decreasing to zero by 2050. This has a direct impact on the way we are designing and constructing building’s today, as those same building will still be functioning and will be required to operate in this low to zero carbon future.

This video, presented by Brian Berg & Dave Dowdell, BRANZ, covers what building LCA is, the research BRANZ and industry partners have done to make LCA easier for industry and building designers, and finally a description of how LCA has been applied (by non-experts) on a Wellington commercial building.

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Advancing Net Zero - What does it mean for New Zealand?

We are very excited to be part of a global campaign. The World Green Buildings Council Advancing Net Zero project aims to accelerate uptake of net zero carbon buildings to 100% by 2050.

Green Building Councils across the network are developing market mechanisms such as certification schemes, to help support their members and the wider industry towards net zero carbon buildings, and significant emissions reductions from the sector. Certification schemes in different markets are useful to ensure locally relevant approaches, all working towards the same ultimate goal of 100% net zero carbon buildings by 2050.

Sam Archer explains in this video New Zealand's approach to Advancing Net Zero and what it means to our built environment.

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Hutt City Council – Thermal Piles for Ground Source Heating & Cooling

The drive to reducing energy consumption and the associated greenhouse gas emissions is now more essential than ever. New technologies are continuously being developed making low-cost alternatives increasingly efficient.

Tony Sanderson, Principal - Mechanical Engineer from Stephenson & Turner is discussing his work on the recently refurbished Hutt City Council building, which features, for the first time in NZ, a ground source heat pump which uses pipework within the building’s structural piles, known as thermal piles.

These are a low-cost highly-efficient heating and cooling system which reduces overall energy consumption. There are 60 thermal piles used which go around 15-20 metres below the ground, where the earth temperature is very stable at around 10°C.

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Green Star - Design & As Built: The next step in green buildings

Our members have been telling us for some time that NZGBC needs to be able to certify all types of buildings beyond just office, industrial and education buildings. Indeed, we are increasingly getting inquiries about other building typologies including hotels, airports, bus stations, convention centres and even crematoria!

In addition, members have told us that we need to keep our tools up-to-date with the latest thinking in green building practice.

To address these issues NZGBC intend to roll out a new version of Green Star called Design & As Built over the next 18 months. A scoping paper is due to be published.

In this webinar, Sam Archer and Andrea Davison will be giving an overview on whats in the scoping paper including a heads-up on some radical changes that the Green Building Council of Australia are proposing to make to Green Star over the same period.

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Introduction to Green Star Performance

Green Star – Performance assesses the performance of existing building operations against nine environmental impact categories: Management, Indoor Environment Quality, Energy, Transport, Water, Materials, Land Use & Ecology, Emissions and Innovation.

The rating tool framework can be applied to all building typologies including retail, educational, industrial, healthcare, public buildings and offices, and certification has been streamlined for portfolios of buildings.

Certification with Green Star – Performance enables facilities managers and building owners to benchmark their buildings and identify areas for ongoing improvement.

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Designing Out Construction Waste

John Jamison from Inside Out presents the outcomes and experience gained from the Designing Out Construction Waste study (DoW). This was a feasibility study that commenced in April 2015. The project was undertaken to identify, evaluate and determine the effectiveness of strategies, processes and tools for designing out treated timber and plasterboard construction waste in new commercial and residential builds. The overall goal was to test whether it is feasible to reduce treated timber and plasterboard construction waste by 20 - 30%.

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Homestar V4 Refresher Video

The seminar will demonstrate how the new and revised credits can be incorporated into their projects now and in the future, and will include:

  • An in-depth look at all major changes to credits
  • An overview of minor credit changes
  • Introduction to 6 Homestar short form assessment
  • Hands-on exploration of the new calculators
  • Changes to documentation requirements
  • Q & A session
  • This training is compulsory for all current Homestar Professionals in order to maintain the currency of your Homestar qualification.

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    Moisture Control in Skillion Roofs: Options & Solutions

    Moisture problems associated with skillion roofs are a widespread concern in industry – both residential and commercial.

    Following our well-attended workshop outlining the issues and theories, NZGBC is delighted to present a how-to session with three industry experts discussing practical, science-based solutions.

    Our presenters:

    • Thomas van Raamsdonk, General Manager, pro clima – building physicist and engineer
    • Michael Middlebrook – Façade Consultant, Mott Macdonald
    • Tim Dorrington – Technical Manager, Blue Group

    Each presenter will focus on practical approaches to the issue, including real-life examples. Discussion and Q&As will follow.

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