The Cluster - a hub for collaboration in the built environment.
The Cluster in Wellington brought together industry professionals with the aim of sharing ideas, networking and stimulating a little provocation!
NZGBC members got the chance to connect with industry professionals from PrefabNZ, New Zealand Institute of Architects, Architectural Designers New Zealand and Designers Institute New Zealand.
Affects of large housing on resource use and occupant behaviour in NZ
Iman Khajehzadeh, PhD student in Architecture at the Victoria University of Wellington, told us more about his PhD research on a new phenomenon in NZ called “large housing”. From 1974 to 2011 the average new house in NZ has almost doubled in size while occupancy has reduced in the same period. Iman explained how housing decisions highly affect energy consumption and how human behaviour is as, if not more, important than technical features for sustainable housing. View presentation.
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