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  • 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 25 September 2018
  • 13 Rose Rd, Grey Lynn
  • Objectspace
  • Auckland
  • 1.00 FE Points

WGBW Panel Discussion - Homes not Houses. The Future Sustainable Developments.

New Zealand homes aren’t good enough. Over 700,000 of our homes are poorly insulated. And 40 per cent of our homes are damp and mouldy. Besides being bad news for our health, unhealthy homes are also bad news for our bank balance, as they cost more to heat.

But this is changing. Tens of thousands of new family homes are now set to be safer, healthier, happier places to be, after being built better.

Homes not Houses. The Future Sustainable Developments.

The panel will be hosted and chaired by Tony van Raat

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.

Panel Speakers:

Jaq Penwell - Brewer Davidson Architects - Representing Passive House

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 Fea - Representing Alternative Housing Models - Jasmax

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 Archer – NZGBC Director of Market Transformation representing Homestar®

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 Ryan - Representing Beacon Pathway

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.

Drinks & Nibbles Provided

CPD Points available:

NZRAB: 10 points

ADNZ: 2 points

NZGBC: 1 FE point

Proceeds from this Panel Discussion will be donated directly to Auckland City Mission Homeless Services

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