As our communities become denser and we live in closer proximity to one another, better standards for our homes are essential. High environmental performance houses are proven to improve health, reduce energy costs and ease the burden on urban infrastructure.
This was a great opportunity to join us as we discussed how sustainable rating tools are increasing the quality of New Zealand buildings. We gained insight into the incentives that councils are using to encourage the building of better buildings.
|2.00pm||Update on sustainable design framework for homes|
Lee Ann Durbin, Development Manager - Homestar and Andrew Eagles Chief Executive, NZGBC talked us through the importance of good design and the future of new homes in New Zealand. There will be a particular focus on sustainable design and construction strategies within the new Homestar framework.Earn 15 NZRAB & 5 ADNZ CPD points!
|4.00pm||Regulatory and non regulatory measures to facilitate quality buildings, homes and places|
Council incentives increase the quality of buildings in their districts in terms of sustainability and environment footprint. However, inconsistencies in the way regional and local councils provide incentives are currently limiting Green Building schemes from achieving their full potential.
Sixty-seven of New Zealand’s seventy-eight councils are territorial authorities with responsibilities for infrastructure, including water, sewerage, storm water, environmental safety and health, building control, environmental health matters, controlling the effects of land use (including biodiversity), and impacts on lakes and rivers - much of which would benefit from green building and sustainable infrastructure design.
Join Andrew Eagles; Maree Baker-Galloway, President - RMLA, Partner - Anderson Lloyd; and Rachel Brooking, Senior Associate - Anderson Lloyd, to explore how the Resource Management Act, Local Government Act and other tools and instruments can be used to enable and incentivise better, “greener” buildings and houses.
Launch of the Homestar version 4 tool