Climate change, energy and housing – what is possible in New Zealand? Associate Professor Janet Stephenson, University of Otago
Dr Stephenson’s research has encompassed the ‘energy cultures’ of households, the impacts of climate change on communities, best practice management of NZ’s electricity grid, and contributions to the Royal Society of New Zealand’s report “Transition to a low-carbon economy for New Zealand”.
Setting the scene: what will climate change mean for our housing?
Climate change and flood hazards in NZ – what does it look like and how have our homes coped so far? Ryan Paulik, Deep South Science Challenge
Auckland’s Climate Action Framework and its implications for Auckland’s built environment Matthew Blaikie, Chief Sustainability Officer – Auckland Council
What might climate change friendly housing look like?
A blueprint for climate-safe housing: A community response to the combined climate and housing crises Scott Willis, Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust
Outcomes and lessons from zero energy building projects and what might be applied more broadly in future buildings Shay Brazier, Revolve Energy
Designing and building a family home in Auckland to meet the requirements of the Living Building Challenge, Homestar and Passive House Rochelle Payne, Living House Challenge
How do we engage our clients/customers?
Engaging with Aucklanders to reduce carbon emissions, and extending the reach of home performance advice Sophie Heighway, Sustainability Initiatives Manager, Auckland Council
Enabling communities to lead their own futures: DCC’s innovative (and stolen!) approach to adapting to climate change Maria Ioannou, Community Planning, Dunedin City Council
Connecting with Kiwis on climate change Jane O’Loughlin, Communications and Engagement Manager, EECA
Tools to help build and design for climate change
Life cycle carbon in buildings: what is it, why is it important, where is it being used internationally, how can it be accurately calculated in NZ, what is a good result, and where does Beacon’s Waitakere NOW Home sit in terms of NZ carbon budget? Brian Berg, Building Environmental Scientist, BRANZ
Experience of using carbon assessment as a design tool for a multi-unit residential project in Auckland Tricia Love, Sustainability Consultant, Living Building Challenge Ambassador facilitator
Best practice advice for households
What we know about mould in our homes Caroline Shorter, Otago University
How to help households make smart heating choices that are good for them and the planet Julie Villard, Eco Design Advisor, Christchurch City Council
Implementing change across the housing stock
NZGBC research into the potential contribution of the residential sector to meeting NZ’s 2050 zero carbon goal Andrew Eagles, CEO New Zealand Green Building Council
Insights and lessons of delivering Warmer Kiwi Homes national retrofit programme Eddie Thompson, Manager Warmer Kiwi Homes, EECA