Attendees gained an insight into the latest thinking, technologies and tools for building green.
Christchurch’s new sustainable Bus Interchange
How to minimise environmental impact while rebuilding the city, the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) commissioned NZGBC to create a custom Green Star tool for the new indoor Bus Interchange in central Christchurch.
The Interchange is user-friendly, comfortable, stylish, high-quality and has been designed with a real emphasis on sustainability. It has also been designed to manage future increased capacity; it’s estimated that by the year 2041, around 70,000 people will use the Interchange daily.
Tim Anthon, Project Director – Anchor Projects at Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), told us about CERA’s vision for the Interchange and why they wanted to focus on creating a sustainable building.
Peter Rickard-Green, Technical Director at Aurecon, took us on a journey through the project, speaking about developing the custom tool and the Interchange’s sustainability features.
Carsten Auer, Director at Architectus, talked about how their design incorporated sustainability features, and some of the modelling and advice they received from Aurecon.
Vietnam’s first gold-rated Green Building - United Nations Green One House
The new UN Green One House (UNGOH) in Hanoi has become a ‘demonstration’ facility for the Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC), as it achieved the VGBC’s Gold ‘Lotus’ rating for its design and construction. The project involved gutting and refurbishing an existing apartment building and constructing an additional 2,500m2 of floor space.
This is the first of 16 pilot projects around the world to co-locate multiple UN agencies in a single building, to encourage collaboration and emphasise their commitment to environmental sustainability. Russell Hawken at GHD was the Team Leader for the recently occupied UNGOH discussed the project, green’ building in Vietnam in comparison to NZ, key lessons learnt and the sustainable features of the building. View presentation.
The future's being built - Vodafone and Kathmandu in Christchurch
How can we create strikingly sustainable buildings that benefit people and the bottom line?
The Kathmandu and Vodafone developments sit within the Christchurch Innovation Precinct, which aims to become a critical part of NZ’s thriving, knowledge-rich innovation ecosystem. Construction on both buildings has started and is expected to be completed in March 2016.
Studio D4 is the development manager of these two projects; both are targeting 5 Green Star certification. Patrick Fontein, Property Consultant at Studio D4, gave an overview on these projects and explained how they’re working with the tenants to meet their requirements, how the design and project teams are working together, and how the cost of building these projects to meet Green Star criteria is less than you’d think.
Both buildings’ energy performance and indoor environment quality are being carefully considered to ensure energy-efficient, healthy and productive spaces. Patrick told us more about this the comprehensive sustainability attributes of the buildings. View presentation
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