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. Through our Movie Night and Panel Discussion we donated over $570 dollars to Homeless Services at Auckland City Mission.
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.
Jaq is an Architectural Graduate who has been working at Brewer Davidson since 2013. Her experience includes Residential, Educational, Commercial and Industrial Projects with particular research and design interests including Environmentally Sustainable Design, Post Occupancy Evaluation, materials and materiality and innovative construction methods, technologies and products, always underpinned by the aim of supporting the development of best practices in architecture. She is currently working towards attaining registration as an Architect and a Certified Passivhaus Designer.
Prue is an Associate Architect at Jasmax specialising in multi-unit housing and in cooperative/sustainable housing developments both professionally and personally. She will soon take up residence as an inhabitant at ‘Cohaus’, a cooperative housing development in Grey Lynn.
Prue holds a post-professional Masters Degree in Urban Architecture from RMIT in Melbourne where her research was on the integration of housing into industrial areas in Melbourne to create ‘diversity’. She has worked in New York, San Francisco and Tokyo and has recently spent time in Melbourne working on laneway housing developments. Prue is a member of the Urban Design Panel at the Auckland City Council.
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 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.
Proceeds from this Panel Discussion were donated directly to Auckland City Mission Homeless Services
In Collaboration with New Zealand Institute of Artichtects
#WGBW 2018 National Sponsors