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  • 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 05 September 2023
  • Victoria University
  • Wellington
Price (exclusive of GST)
  • $0.00 for members
  • $25.00 for non-members
  • $0.00 for future thinker
  • 1.00 FE Points

A future for biomaterials in construction

A panel discussion on the future of biomaterials in construction in Aotearoa.

About this Event

Haere mai, join us for our latest NZGBC Future Thinkers panel discussion: A future for biomaterials in construction.

This is a great chance to hear from cutting-edge experts in biomaterials, circular economy, and construction!

In recent years Zero Carbon aspirations demand a proactive reconsideration of many activities which were previously considered business as usual. The built environment presents a very real carbon impact, and increasingly technological innovation is leading to development of new biomaterials and applications which are offering promising, and at time even radical, improvements. However, these developments are taking place against a backdrop of system entrenchments that may decelerate their uptake, such as access to testing and industry behaviours.

Discover the game-changing potential of bio-materials like wool acoustic products and mycelium-based composites, paving the way towards Zero Carbon goals. This cross-discipline discussion seeks to facilitate the breaking down of barriers and accelerate the adoption of innovative carbon-reducing materials for a sustainable future.

Don't miss this exciting discussion with panelists Ged Finch, Kelly McClean, Maggie MacKinnon and Stuart Coats!

For anyone outside of Wellington, please register to the webinar here: Zoom registration link

NZGBC Future Thinkers is a young professionals and students group, connecting people in the building industry who have an interest in a sustainable future for our urban environments. Check out our website for information on joining.

Thank you to our Future Thinkers sponsors, Warren and Mahoney, Mott MacDonald and Resene for helping make this event happen. A big thanks also to the Victoria University of Wellington for hosting us.

Arrivals from 5:15pm, presentations begin at 5:45pm.

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Maria Walker

Researcher & Intermediate Architectural Graduate

Ged Finch

Chief Technology Officer

Kelly McClean

Manager, Sustainability and Climate Change

Maggie MacKinnon

PhD Candidate

Stuart Coats

Architectural Consultant