The Cluster - a hub for collaboration in the built environment.
The Cluster in Auckland 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.
Matakana Green – New Zealand’s first ‘7 Homestar’ sub-division
David Wildish presented on Matakana Green, the sustainable development in Matakana Valley, north of Auckland. All 35 homes are covenanted to meet at least a 7 Homestar rating.
David talked about the aims of the development, consumer response, and benefits of using Homestar as a standard. He also talked about specific home design choices, and the challenges of applying sustainability across an entire neighbourhood. View presentation.
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