Those who came along got an insight into the latest thinking, technologies and tools for building green.
This evening was all about fresh thinking and peer-to-peer inspiration, attendees heard news and views from leading industry experts, and networked with them too.
Bruce Curtain, National Technical Director – Architecture for Opus Architecture told us more about the City Hall in London (building image in banner above). Bruce worked on this landmark building when he worked for Foster + Partners, one of Britain's leading architects. This unusually shaped building has strong sustainable design principles; photovoltaics provide power and the building’s cooling system utilises ground water pumped up via boreholes. Offices are also naturally ventilated, and it only uses a quarter of the energy consumed by a typical air-conditioned office building in London. Bruce shared compelling insights and gave an overview on the lessons learned. View his bio.
Since moving into the Greenhithe home in early 2015, Zane Raphael – Project Manager, Builder and Owner, and his family were the sickest they had ever been, with constant colds and sickness. This put Zane on the journey to create a warm and healthy home for his family.
Partnered with Buildology on the design, the house has achieved a 9 Homestar Design rating. And aim to secure a 10 Homestar Built rating.
Zane and the Buildology team outlined how they achieved the 9 Homestar Design rating through photovoltaic solar panels for electricity and solar panel water heating, an integrated ventilation and heat recovery system. Insulation made from recycled PET bottles – as well as thermally designed windows and doors.
ANZ issued the largest Green Property & Renewables Bond in Australia to date in June 2015. The AUD600m bond was used to finance a portfolio of wind, solar and green building loans, and was certified by the Climate Bonds Initiative. ANZ was the first green bond issuer globally to utilise the CBI’s Low Carbon Buildings criteria in achieving its certification.
Katharine Tapley, Director Sustainable Finance Solutions at ANZ, will present on ANZ’s green bond, the green bond market in Australia and beyond, and learnings and opportunities for the NZ market.
More on the CBI and their Climate Bond Standards here
Drinks & nibbles provided.
CPD Points available:
New Zealand Institute of Architects: 20 Points
Architectural Designers NZ: 3.00 Points