At our Green Room event in August attendees gained an insight into the latest thinking, technologies and tools for building green.
Success with streamlining - 5 Green Star Hobsonville Point Secondary School
How getting the paperwork – and teamwork – right first time can save a project time and money.
The Hobsonville Schools project was the first New Zealand education facility to be built under a public-private partnership (PPP) model, led by a consortium comprising Morrison & Co, Hawkins and Program Facilities Maintenance.
Hawkins led the design and build for the primary and secondary schools; first, the primary school achieved a 5 Green Star rating, and Hobsonville Point Secondary School received a 5 Green Star rating for both the Design and Built stages.
Impressively, the secondary school’s Built rating was awarded after only one round of assessment. Scott Smith, Senior Engineer at AECOM and the project GSAP, talked about the process, challenges and advantages of achieving a ‘Built’ certification first time round by streamlining the ‘Design’ rating.
Scott also discussed the highly integrated design process, for which this project received an Innovation point. He provided insights into the sustainable design features and how engaging designers, builders and operators from a very early stage has produced a better building, with tangible, on-going environmental benefits.
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. Olivia Pearson at GHD was the project architect on the recently occupied UNGOH and 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 and the comprehensive sustainability attributes of the buildings. View presentation
CPD Points available
NZIA: 20 Points
ADNZ: 2.00 Points