Those who came along heard fresh thinking and inspiration from leading industry experts, alongside the latest news and views on building technologies and tools.
No need to sail away from quality in this container ship build. The home at 19 Rauhuia Cres Parau, has achieved a Homestar 8 rating. It’s the first container home in New Zealand to achieve a Homestar rating. The home uses a 40-foot plus a 20-foot high cube container, providing roughly 45m2 of space. It can be configured into a two or three bedroom home by using a portable wardrobe that can convert into a room divider.
IQ Container Homes Director Brenda Kelly outlined the sustainable features of the building and also the process it took to achieve the first Homestar rating of its kind. View her bio. View her presentation
The drive to reducing energy consumption and the associated greenhouse gas emissions is now more essential than ever. New technologies are continuously being developed making low-cost alternatives increasingly efficient.
Tony Sanderson, Principal - Mechanical Engineer from Stephenson & Turner will discuss his work on the recently refurbished Hutt City Council building, which features, for the first time in NZ, a ground source heat pump which uses pipework within the building’s structural piles, known as thermal piles.
These are a low-cost highly-efficient heating and cooling system which reduces overall energy consumption. There are 60 thermal piles used which go around 15-20 metres below the ground, where the earth temperature is very stable at around 10°C.
Unfortunately Tony Sanderson was unable to make it to this event
Sam Archer, Director of Market Transformation, New Zealand Green Building Council
Green Star Performance can be used for all buildings including retail, industrial, educational, healthcare, public buildings and offices. And has been designed to be used across building portfolios too. If you have a building, Green Star Performance can help you.
The new rating tool takes into account several categories, including energy, water and materials.Green Star Performance will help building owners, operators and occupants to measure and monitor the efficiency and impacts of their buildings, and take practical action to improve.This was a short introduction to the tool leading up to the official Green Star Performance Launch in Auckland on the 29th November
Roger Sutton, Consultant - Energy and Disaster recovery
What progress has been made and what lessons are there for other promoters and developers of other innovative green energy schemes.
Roger Sutton was the Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) from June 2011 until January 2015.
Before being appointed to his position at CERA, Roger was the Chief Executive Officer of Orion New Zealand Limited, the electricity utility company servicing Christchurch city and the Canterbury region. The Electricity Network was hit massively by the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes and Roger lead the teams that restored supply to the region.
Roger is a former chairman of the Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority (EECA). He is a former Director of Energy Developments, an Australian listed renewable energy developer, and Director of a number of technology and energy related businesses.
He is currently a Director of Network Tasman, Independent Line Services, The Lines Company, on the Advisory Board for Wells Metering and a Trustee of The Church Property Trust.