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.
Globally, cities are having to make big and bold decisions to prepare for climate change and accelerate a shift to a low-carbon economy. The talk looked at how citizen participation and digital platforms are evolving how we do democracy and how we improve collective decision-making around climate change in cities. The presentation also honed in on climateakl.co.nz – Auckland Council’s first digital platform to enable citizen participation and crowdsourcing of ideas to input into Auckland’s Climate Action Plan.
Alexandra Clement-Jones - Senior Sustainability and Resilience Advisor at Auckland Council
Matakana Green is a sustainable development in Matakana where all houses were mandated by the land owner to achieve a minimum 7 star Homestar.
Alex Reiche - Director Senior Consultant - The Building Excellence Group
Procurement decisions can have a major impact on the carbon lifecycle of a building. Sushma presented on research on how to reduce carbon through good product choice.
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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