Tuesday 16 February 2021
NZ’s Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act commits us to reduce our carbon emissions to zero by 2050. The building and construction sector is responsible for 20% of NZ’s carbon emissions and has a key a role to play in achieving our goals for zero carbon emissions.
Tackling this challenge will require all actors in the sector to join forces to make the changes necessary to transform the sector. What are the necessary changes and how do we see them through?
The Climate Change Commission has been set up to give a strategic policy overview to guide NZ’s transition to a low emissions and climate-resilient future. MBIE has recently proposed two frameworks as part of its plan for how the sector can achieve carbon emissions reductions to meet the 2050 goal. Energy performance certificates for buildings are gaining political support.
What is the government thinking behind these developments? What does the latest research suggest? And what help does industry need?
This symposium will bring together local and national experts to discuss these issues and the way forward.
- Need for rapid carbon reductions
- Contribution of building sector to emissions reductions
- What the building sector needs to be able to meet zero carbon goals
Symposium – Multi-speaker presentations and panel discussion in lecture theatre setting.
This symposium will be relevant to builders, tradespeople, developers, architects, policymakers and researchers who want to work towards New Zealand’s low carbon commitment.
If COVID Alert Level restrictions prevent in-person/face-to-face delivery of this course, it will be delivered online the same day, and a credit of $100 given ($50 for those paying staff/student rate).
If the course is able to be delivered in person, but a participant cannot travel to Wellington due to COVID Alert Level restrictions, the course fee will be refunded in full.
|9:00am||Mihi Whakatau and housekeeping||Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman|
|Session 1: The big picture|
|9:05am||Government’s vision for NZ’s low carbon future (and Q & A)||Minister for Climate Change – James Shaw|
|9:25am||MBIE Building for Climate Change – programme overview||Elrond Burrell|
|9:40am||Climate change: scientific, economic and policy context||Associate Professor Ralph Chapman|
|10:00am||Role of the Climate Change Commission||Jo Hendy|
|10:20am||Session panel||All session speakers|
|Session 2: Operationalising the vision|
|11:00am||Building for Climate Change – Mitigation Frameworks||Elrond Burrell|
|11:20am||Energy Performance Certificates – choosing the best comparison||Helen Viggers|
|11:40am||Energy Performance Certificates – an introduction||Roman Jaques|
|12:00pm||Grids for the future||Professor Mark Apperley|
|12:20m||Session panel||All session speakers|
|Session 3: Boots on the blueprint|
|1:30pm||Challenges of building in bulk, fast, and well||Patrick Dougherty|
|1:50pm||Commercial realities and commercial possibilities: Private developers face the future||Mark McGuinness or David McGuinness|
|2:10pm||Thinking radically: reliable delivery of healthy, low carbon buildings||Guy Shaw|
|2:30pm||Installing solar in the community||Ian Shearer|
|2:50pm||Session panel||All session speakers|
|Session 4: Nailing it |
|3:30pm||Public housing: maximising wellbeing||Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman|
|3:50pm||Our clean energy future||Erica Finnie|
|4:10pm||Panel discussion||All speakers|
|4:55pm||Concluding remarks & Poroporoaki||Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman|
|5:30pm||Launch of Improving housing while cutting carbon, NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities’ latest book||Geoff Bertram, Senior Associate, Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington|
- Professor Mark Apperley – University of Waikato
- Elrond Burrell – Principal Advisor, Architecture & Design, MBIE
- Associate Professor Ralph Chapman – Victoria University of Wellington
- Patrick Dougherty – Acting Deputy Chief Executive, Construction & Innovation, Kāinga Ora
- Erica Finnie – Co-Director, 350 Aotearoa
- Jo Hendy – Chief Executive, He Pou a Rangi Climate Change Commission
- Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman – University of Otago, Wellington
- Roman Jaques – Senior Building Environment Scientist, BRANZ
- Mark or David McGuinness – Managing Director and Director respectively, Willis Bond & Co. Limited
- Hon James Shaw – Minister for Climate Change
- Guy Shaw – Architect, Energy Architecture NZ Ltd
- Ian Shearer – Front-End Solar Technologies Ltd
- Helen Viggers – Research Fellow, University of Otago, Wellington
$300 early bird, $400 after Tuesday 22 December 2020.
A 50 per cent discount is available to full-time students, those unwaged and University of Otago staff.
Note COVID-19 contingency plan above. Any questions please see FAQ page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.