World Green Building Week is coming, and to celebrate we’ll be hosting a new series of our popular Green Room events.
Our Green Rooms will all focus on the global theme for this year’s World Green Building Week: homes.
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.
Living in a 10 Homestar SUPERHOME
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 superhome? I will present some of the things I’ve discovered while living in a 10Homestar home.
Warren Clarke Architectural Designer - Nook Ltd
The Role of Eco Design Advisor: Christchurch City Council
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 will share 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 Building Code: Ways that this can be applied to our current build environment and the greater impact it can have.
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
Members please save to diary to claim CPD points following the event.