A series of 3 “studios” to shine the light on the latest Green Star Innovation Challenges NZGBC now offer.
Each event featured experts on that particular topic and assist project teams to understand and apply the challenge to their particular projects.
Tim Hooson, Principal, Jasmax
Designing buildings that optimise benefits for people and the planet
Tim Hooson, Principal at Jasmax, shared a case study that demonstrated that by taking a multifaceted approach to measurement, the value of data can be enhanced to build compelling stories around ROI, energy efficiency, wellness, comfort and more – many of the goals stated at the outset of building design.
The related Innovation Challenge, Market Intelligence and Research, aims to encourage owners, developers, operators and tenants to understand the various outcomes of building decisions and share those learnings for the benefit of all.
Tim has been a Principal at Jasmax since 2001, joining the practice after extensive time spent working in Europe, and running his own architectural design practice. His influence within Jasmax is diverse; he counts himself not only a principal, but an architect and workplace specialist.
In 2015, Tim launched the practice's creative+strategic consultancy, NotYetKnown, having previously led the award-winning Workplace and Interiors team, his work having positioned him at the intersection of workplace design and business performance.
Tim is well respected within the industry for pioneering open-workplace design in New Zealand; his designs have enabled companies like Fonterra, IAG and Auckland Airport to rethink the way they work, become more connected, more collaborative and more sustainable – creating the foundations for innovation. Read his Bio
Scott Smith – Senior Engineer (Sustainability), AECOM
Financial Transparency in Mills Park redevelopment
Scott Smith – Senior Engineer (Sustainability) from AECOM discussed the Mills Park redevelopment, located Gosnells, Western Australia.
This redevelopment achieved Australia’s first 6 Green Star – Public Building Design v1 rating in March 2015, with a near-perfect submission score on first review. The facility engages the community through a new hall and function centre, commercial kitchen and café, meeting rooms and multipurpose spaces, playgroup space, changing rooms for sporting groups, office space for staff, and outdoor recreation areas.
The project gained 5 Innovation Challenges, including Financial Transparency, for which Green Star consultant AECOM provided an itemised breakdown of costs associated with documenting and implementing each targeted Green Star credit. It identified that achieving many of the credits added no extra cost to expected construction costs, because those initiatives were already required for the project. See presentation
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