The Green Room - Wellington
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.
Can we retrofit NZ’s commercial buildings to be net zero energy?
Having net zero energy buildings not only has an impact on Greenhouse Gas emissions but can lead to drastically reduced power
bills which is better for tenants and owners.
Shaan Cory, Building Scientist at Beca, outlined the findings from his PhD thesis on the potential for retrofitting commercial buildings in New Zealand to be net zero energy. Shaan discussed what the definition of net zero energy equates to across a range of commercial buildings, how his analysis used current buildings to gain a true picture of building performance, and whether net zero energy commercial buildings could be achieved here. View his presentation
The future of Green Bonds
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.
Dean Spicer, Head of Capital Markets, New Zealand at ANZ, presented 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
View his presentation
Is your house making you sick?
In New Zealand cold houses are the norm. This has a real effect
on the health of New Zealanders. The affects range from increased rates of
and dampness. New Zealand has an excess winter mortality of 1800 deaths per
(which is partially linked to cold housing) yet the road toll is
250-350 deaths per year.
Robyn Phipps from Massey University discussed the
importance of healthy and sustainable buildings. This includes the health and
environmental effects of heating, design of healthy buildings, ventilation in
homes and schools, mould in buildings and health effects from lighting.
View her presentation
Drinks & nibbles provided.
20 CPD points by the New Zealand Registered of Architects Board (NZRAB)
3.00 CPD points by the Architectural Designers New Zealand (ADNZ)
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