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  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 27 September 2017
  • Objectspace
  • 13 Rose Road Auckland, Auckland 1021
  • Auckland

Heroic homes in a zero carbon future

The need for quality buildings is greater than ever, the built environment faces a number of challenges in a low carbon and sustainable future.

So what will a heroic home look like now and in the future?

Various standards are available to use as frameworks for designing lower and potentially zero carbon and energy homes.

Come along to this free event and join the key leaders of New Zealand Green Building Council, Passive House Institute NZ, Living Futures Collaborative NZ and Beacon Pathway to understand the various standards currently available in New Zealand, what a zero carbon future should look like and how this is going to change homes for a better future for all New Zealanders.

You’ll also be the first to preview 3 new shows at Objectspace.



Kara Rosemeier representing Passive House Institute NZ (PHINZ)

Kara Rosemeier is the chair of the Passive House Institute New Zealand, leads the Passive House Academy New Zealand and teaches building science in Auckland. Previously, she has been the director of an engineering consultancy, advised federal state government in Germany on matters of building energy efficiency, supported private clients on Passive Houses design, and supervised hundreds of retrofit projects. Her book Positive Energy Homes: Creating Passive Houses for better living, co-authored with Dr Robin Brimblecombe, was published in May 2017 by CSIRO Publishing.

Sarah Leggett representing Living Futures Collaborative NZ (From Jasmax)

Sarah is part of the Knowledge and Innovation Team at Jasmax. Her role is exciting and diverse enabling work on various projects in different sectors from health, tertiary and large scale residential. She analyses energy, lighting and thermal aspects of a building in concept stage; aiding in implementing design solutions based on pre and post occupancy data. She is also responsible for processing Declare applications in close co-ordination with The International Living Future Institute and was formally research and teaching assistant at Victoria University of Wellington.

Sam Archer – NZGBC Director of Market Transformation representing Homestar®

Sam is a Sustainability Consultant and Mechanical Engineer with over 17 years experience in the Construction Industry. Moving to New Zealand in July 2014 he is now Director of Market Transformation at the New Zealand Green Building Council with a responsibility for running the sustainability and energy assessment tools - Green Star, Homestar and NABERS.

Verney Ryan representing Beacon Pathway

Verney comes from a planning background which stands him in good stead when navigating the contribution planning rules and regulations have in encouraging (or discouraging) sustainable homes. Verney spent 10 years in the United Kingdom, focusing on green building technology, energy efficiency and renewable energy, and carbon reduction programmes. Verney has been with Beacon since 2007 and he’s led everything from large, new home, demonstration projects to energy research to retrofit assessments.

The panel will be hosted and chaired by Tony van Raat

Tony was previously head of Architecture at Unitec in Auckland and now an academic and practicing architect in Auckland and Chair of the Auckland Branch of the NZIA. In 2014 and 2016 he was the Commissioner for the New Zealand entry to the Venice Architecture Biennale. He was a member of the NZ Registered Architects Board and founder of the NZ Architectural Publications Trust.

Objectspace sneak preview

You’ll also be the first to preview 3 new shows at Objectspace, The Company of Potters which surveys a decade of ceramic practice based around three kilns built by Ian Smail, the show is curated by renowned craft historian Damian Skinner and designed by architectural graduate Micheal McCabe. Midwayexhibits of one of twelve handmade artist-books that have been produced in collaboration between American poet John Yau, and local visual artist Kathy Barry. Building on earlier research-based projects in the field of architecture, Raukura Turei reflects on the interconnectedness between body, land and building as direct counterparts of one another.

CPD Points available:

NZRAB: 10 points

ADNZ: 2 points

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