The Green Room Series is back in 2016. 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.
Karl Wakelin, Associate at Stephenson &Turner NZ, was part of the Green Building team and LEED Consultant on the two million square foot Oceanwide Centre in San Francisco. As part of this he managed the incorporation of innovative greywater recycling. Karl told us about the project, challenges they faced and broke down some of the barriers to non-potable water reuse in buildings. He also touched on case studies of different building types that resulted in alternative solutions for reusing water harvested onsite. See presentation
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.
Patrick Arnold, Director, eCubed, presented on Lincoln Frasers work on the NZI Centre, a 5 Star GreenStar building, attained a 5.5 star NABERSNZ rating – the only Auckland building to do so. The building’s innovative features include a double skin façade, triple-glazing, underfloor air delivery, automatically controlled blinds and exposed concrete ceilings to help moderate temperature, but a great green design isn’t always indicative of how well a building is operated or how energy efficient it is. We found out how Newcrest worked alongside the tenant to ensure a well-tuned and energy efficient building. View Lincolns bio
20 CPD points by the New Zealand Registered of Architects Board (NZRAB)
3.00 CPD points by the Architectural Designers New Zealand (ADNZ)