The push for sustainability crosses all sectors of society, with the construction industry having an important role. One initiative assisting in shaping sustainable built environments is building rating tools.
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Creating New Zealand’s largest new town at Flat Bush in Manukau City presented the council with the opportunity to use an integrated approach to create a city that is a better place to live, work and play.
BRANZ is currently monitoring residential water use in the Auckland region. The results of this research will help to more accurately forecast future water demand.
The building industry has the opportunity to lead in the development of a low carbon economy and decrease the need for offsetting strategies.
BRANZ research aims to improve our knowledge of environmental profiling application and provide direction for the future.
Residential growth on the Kapiti Coast in the last 20 years has put severe pressure on the local water supply. To meet the challenge, the council now requires new houses to include water saving technology.
Communicating product environmental credentials in the construction sector becomes clearer with the recent launch of an internationally harmonised environmental product declaration programme.
An innovative solution to recycling some of the massive building waste generated in Christchurch identified a customer who could use plasterboard that would otherwise go to landfill and a clever system for collecting it.
Should a property owner renovate, or demolish and rebuild? New research from the Netherlands sheds some light on environment impact aspects of this question.
1 April 2008, Build 105, Feature article
New Zealand is soon to have a water efficiency labelling scheme (WELS) to provide consumers with water efficiency information when they buy appliances and plumbing products.
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