The Green Room - Christchurch
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
Achieving a 5 star NABERSNZ rating
Our attendees learnt how IAG has reduced not only their carbon footprint but their operating costs by converting their Christchurch office into a 5 star NABERSNZ rated building.
Mike Baker, Director & Vanessa McGrath, Senior Mechanical Engineer from TM Consultants discussed the process of achieving a 5 star NABERSNZ rating. Sustainable features of the building include; a VRF system with heat recovery, CO2 sensors which keep staff healthy & alert whilst working, daylight harvesting, occupancy sensors and a heat pump hot water system.
The building has gone from consuming 150kw/m2 per year to 99kw/m2. This is a 40% reduction in energy despite increasing occupancy by 50%.
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How is Kathmandu
incorporating sustainability into the unique development in the Innovation
Based in the city's innovation
precinct, Kathmandu’s new 5 Green Star Headquarters has been designed with a
number of sustainable features, which include energy efficient benefits and
using recycled timber from buildings destroyed in the Christchurch
Patrick Fontein Director of
Studio D4, development manager of the project spoke about the completed
project and how expectations were met or exceeded.
He’ll outlined some of the tenant
benefits and lessons learned from the project.
View his presentation
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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