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Are You A Net Zero Hero? Part 1: Energy

Time to get with the new paradigms of Net Zero Energy, Net Zero Toxicity (in materials) and Net Zero Carbon. Jerome Partington of Jasmax and CEO Living Future Rākeiora explains how you can play your role and create positive outcomes for your clients and projects. These can be immediate and powerful wins for our industry, our clients, our communities and Papatūānuku.

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27 October 2020
27 October 2020

Important Design Considerations For Glass Installation in Aluminium Partitions

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Edge cover and edge clearance should be considered at the initial design stage to ensure glazing is installed as per the New Zealand Glazing Code. 

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27 October 2020

The Need for Embodied and Operational Carbon Reduction

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With New Zealand’s commitment to Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050, the built infrastructure sector of the economy will have a significant part to play if the target is to be met. The Residential Tenancies (Healthy Homes Standards) Regulations 2019 illustrates the need for lateral thinking.

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27 October 2020

Shift Gears to Full Potential: Build Your EGO to be ECO


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GUEST POST: Jon & Yoshimi Brett discuss breaking down silos and ego-centric thinking to steer the industry towards more eco-centric ways of thinking. 

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21 September 2020

Integrated Design: Working Better Together to Build a Thriving, Future-Fit Aotearoa

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Ready! Fire! Aim! Sound Familiar? We’re often juggling multiple issues with a constant focus on value management and missing the real value. What if we shifted our thinking?

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21 September 2020

Structural Glass Inspection and Crack Patterns

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This month I look at considerations for inspecting structural glass and crack patterns.

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21 September 2020

Controlling Water When Tanking for Hydrostatic Conditions

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Common problems with tanking basements that will have no drainage (hydrostatic) once the building is complete can be mitigated by implementing well-planned dewatering techniques during construction. 

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21 September 2020

R-Values and Product Selection

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The process of designing and selecting insulation materials for the thermal envelope of a building is not a simple task.

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21 September 2020

A Challenge to Aim for the Sun

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GUEST POST: Jon & Yoshimi Brett discuss Tanglewood, their family home rebuild in the Eastern bays of Auckland which has achieved Net Zero Energy and Petal Certification under the stringent Living Building Challenge.

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24 August 2020

Specifying Sealant, Fixing and Hardware for Structural Glass

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Compatible sealant, fixing and hardware are important for ensuring the safety and performance of structural glass. 

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24 August 2020

Taking Advantage of Roofs as Liveable Space

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Planning ahead and installing an accessible flat roof can keep options open for creating additional living spaces in years to come. 

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