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.
While everyone knows that the New Zealand Building Code is seen as a legal benchmark requirement and the worst that you can build a home in New Zealand, why would you want to build a home ‘better than code’. What are some of the day to day benefits of living in a 10Homestar home? Warren presented some of the things he discovered while living in a 10Homestar home.
Warren Clarke Architectural Designer - Nook Ltd
Some of the newest design ideas and trending building techniques are coming from those advocating smarter, healthier and more energy efficient homes. Walking the walk, French architect and now Eco Design Advisor for Christchurch City Council, Julie has just completed her new home in Lyttelton shared with us the unique details, challenges that were faced and the sustainable features that make this house a 9 Homestar home.
Julie Villard - Architect, Eco Design Advisor, Christchurch City Council.
The current New Zealand building code tends to create buildings that have a higher carbon footprint and high running costs. With the ever increasing need to live more sustainable lives, the way we create buildings needs to follow. Standards like the Living Building Challenge can be used to help create better buildings that can offset more carbon than they create and having a positive social and environmental impact. This standard can be applied to all scales of building and can be used as a strict standard or a framework to create better buildings.
Patrick Bowden - NZGBC Future Thinker
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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