Jasmax, one of New Zealand’s oldest architecture practices, is moving to tackle climate issues with the launch of a staged roadmap to designing net-zero carbon buildings by 2030.
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The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) is launching the most ambitious update to Homestar ever. There’s a range of changes coming, and for the first time, efforts to slash carbon pollution will be at its heart.
Deep-dive renovations on sub-par houses is an important part of how Aotearoa New Zealand can meet low-carbon goals. The result is homes that are healthier for people, less demanding on the environment and more energy efficient.
BRANZ’s Transition to a zero-carbon built environment programme will continue forging partnerships in 2022 to advance knowledge and help deliver the low-carbon buildings that climate change demands.
Research has found the percentage of timber framing in walls of new houses is much higher than assumed in compliance calculations. This means more thermal bridging, less insulation and lower thermal performance. Why is this and what can be done?
Research shows New Zealand needs to massively reduce the carbon footprint of our residential housing stock to stay within the international climate target of 1.5°C warming by 2050.
As we move further into the 21st century, we face two interconnected challenges for our sector – improving building performance to create healthier indoor conditions while also finding ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
A new research project will look at international and local examples of how carbon emissions can be reduced in urban communities while also improving community wellbeing and functionality.
World-class research, award-winning designs and a new mindset are all helping New Zealand manufacturers, architects and designers take a fresh approach to those most fundamental of building materials – concrete, steel and timber.
Designers, new homeowners and renovators can play a role in helping to reduce New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions. All it takes is critical thinking and taking some pertinent actions.