Thank you for being a part of World Green Building Week 2018.
You were one of the hundreds of Kiwis who joined us as we held over a dozen events across Aotearoa.
Between you all, you asked questions at a panel discussion, sent in pictures for a photo competition, learnt about some of New Zealand’s greenest homes at our webinars, munched popcorn at a movie night, met us at a bunch of University campuses, met each other over drinks, celebrated a decade of Green Star superstars and heard around 20 leaders and experts deliver though-provoking presentations. Phew!
It was great to see so many New Zealanders gather throughout the week to forge friendships and alliances, and to feel the growing momentum behind Kiwis like you and me who want better homes and buildings. You can see a load of World Green Building Week pictures on our Facebook page.
We have to improve the quality of our homes and our communities. Andrea provided an introduction showing how Green Star - Communities can do just that, by rewarding best practice in precinct.
Andrea Davison - New Zealand Green Building Council - Technical Manager - Special Projects
The SNUG is a complementary dwelling for your back garden - somewhere that can be a home for your children as they adventure out into independent living, a safe place for extended family members, or a work-space to provide an alternative to commuting.
The SNUG competition was launched in March 2018 to open up the conversation about alternative housing options. The end result will be a pattern-book selection of finalists so that prospective homeowners can pick-and-choose the SNUG option that suits them and their backyard.
Eli Nuttall - Finalist SNUG Competition
The building and construction sector consumes more than 50% of all raw materials while simultaneously generating more than 40% of all waste sent to landfill. These unprecedented levels of consumption are set to continue as global demand for housing continues to grow rapidly. The presentation discussed a range of experiential construction methods that have been developed under the pretense of a circular economy - a model that mandates high-value end-of-life material recycling and reuse.
This 11 storey office building, originally built in the 1940s, has been subject to a number of historic refurbishments ceilings, upgraded air-conditioning and lifts, and boasts a 5 Green Star Built rating from the New Zealand Green Building Council.
Saatyesh Bhana - Asset Manager - Argosy Property Management Ltd
The team on the new Grade A office tower at 20 Customhouse Quay focused their efforts on the resilience and environmental performance of the building. A Green Star design rating was used to validate the design, including the Seismic Resilience Innovation Challenge, while the commissioning of the building was carried out with one eye on a high NABERSNZ rating."
Patrick Arnold - Director - eCubed Ltd
Attendees got a first look at a brand new report examining the huge benefits that greening New Zealand’s healthcare buildings will bring to Kiwis.
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