Hidden emissions of buildings report
Construction in New Zealand could slash emissions by over one million tonnes of carbon every year, says this new report by thinkstep, which encourages key stake-holders to work with their material suppliers to collectively decarbonise our buildings. Read report.
Ministry of Health recommends Green Star
"All new builds, fit-outs and renovations should use a certified sustainability rating system such as Green Star, which ‘designs in’ efficiencies and healthy buildings" is a clear message of the recent MOH Guide to Sustainability in the Health Sector. Read report.
Architects declare in New Zealand
Following on from declarations by UK and Australian architects, New Zealand architects have come together to declare a climate emergency within their discipline. Read more and sign up.
Global carbon counter
The dynamic counter now showing on our homepage is a useful check on world CO2 ppm. Currently displaying in red at 17% above the 350ppm "safe level"... See here.
First Wednesdays open line
Andrew is blocking out 2.30pm until 5pm on the first Wednesday of every month especially to hear from you. Bring suggestions, thoughts, feedback on our work. Call him direct on 09 9510744.
Newly registered projects
Two new built ratings being targeted by Ngai Tahu Property in Christchurch and Argosy Properties in Wellington. Read more.
Welcome new members
Gerard Roofs | Universal Homes | BEO | Meta Architects | Manukau Institute of Technology | Eco Pod Concepts | Thermakraft | Chartered Building Consultants | Silk Impex
Congratulations to our newly qualified professionals
Homestar Practitioners Daniel Moriarty | Glen Phillips | Hayden Swan | Hilaire Cornelius | Lauren Burger | Letitia Feldon | Nicholas Wienand |
Homestar Assessors Alice Gironella | Amy Cumming | Beth Chaney | Brett Todd | Jenni Snowdon
External events and consultation
Invitation to consult on new Australian Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Air conditioners over 65kW) Determination 2019. Deadline is 4 September. These regulations will affect New Zealand products. Read more.
New Zealand Sustainable Development Goals Summit 2019 | Accelerated Action Together 2 September 2019, University of Auckland
CIBSE Auckland | IoT – The Neurology of Building Operations 17 September 2019, Beca, Auckland; use promocode NZGBCguest for $50 discount.
Convergence for a Carbon Transition 2020-2030 Lead the Transition to a Low Carbon Future, 21-22 November 2019, Auckland - AUT | Wellington - Victoria University | Christchurch - University of Canterbury View workshop flyer and programme pdf