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Welcome to the Eco Design Advisor Service

 

Our 2017 Conference - 1st and 2nd May

Proved to be a great success this year, with a great line up of speakers.

We had a great range of inspirational and informative speakers presenting topics covering building design updates, current research and behavioural psychology.

The conference brought together a diverse collection delegates from the energy sector, architectural design, housing and health, government departments and the not for profit sector. Here are some of the great talks provided by our speakers.

Anne Salmond HIGH PERFORMANCE HOUSES: RAISING THE BAR

Professor Bin Su R-VALUES, HUMIDITY AND HEALTH: CASE STUDIES FROM AUCKLAND

Dr Lucy Telfar Barnard MECHANICAL VENTILATION SYSTEMS AND HEALTH OUTCOMES

Dr Emina Petrovic ARE PLASTICS REALLY AN ISSUE IN SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION?

George Block CLIMATE CONTROL IN THE HOME

Dr Manfred Plagmann INDOOR CLIMATE AND OCCUPANT BEHAVIOUR

Julie Villard BRINGING YOUR WINDOWS IN FROM THE COLD: RECESSING THE FRAME

Professor Robyn Phipps SOLAR AIR HEATING IN CLASSROOMS: PRELIMINARY RESEARCH RESULTS

Dr Taciano Milfont ENCOURAGING SUSTAINABILITY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY: A SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

Andrew Eagles NZ’S HOUSING CRISIS AND WHY HOMESTAR MATTERS

Jon Davies BLOWER DOOR TEST DEMONSTRATION

Ralf Kessel CONCRETE AND SUSTAINABILITY

Dr Nelson Lebo VILLA RENOVATIONS: THINKING OUTSIDE THE SQUARE

 

We also played our new video Upspec your Build. Learn ways to build beyond the Code, for improved warmth, comfort and energy efficiency.

We hope to see you at next year's conference!

About the Eco Design Advisor Service

The award-winning Eco Design Advisor service provides independent advice, at no charge, on how to best use energy, water and materials on home improvement, building and renovation projects, to ensure better use is made of resources. A 2-hour eco design visit is offered free by councils in seven centres and is available in other areas by phone or email.

This website provides an introduction to the service and how to contact your local representative, as well as a range of examples of work the Eco Design Advisors are doing to help promote good building, forward thinking and thoughtful living in today's rapidly changing environment.