Matthew Cutler-Welsh - Education Manager at Pro Clima
Matthew's mission is to inspire people to make a better place to live. He is currently the Education Manager for Pro Clima (NZ & Australia). Matthew has an Honours Degree in Natural Resources Engineerings and is a Certified Passive House Consultant. He has over 10 years of experience leading residential energy efficiency projects in New Zealand and Australia. In 2016 he joined the Board of the Passive House Institute New Zealand. Prior to training as an engineer, Matthew was an Outward Bound instructor in New Zealand and the US.
Many new homes built in New Zealand, often only meet the minimum standards of insulation and weather tightness, that are defined in the Building Code. Add to this the major issues with existing houses and their critical need of upgrading. Every fifth house in New Zealand shows a moisture reading that is above the norm. The average inside room temperature of living areas and bedrooms are not complying with what the WHO recommends them to be – all caused by no, or insufficient, thermal breaking in the building structure or no / not sufficient insulation.
We hope to change this - through robust discussion and lobbying from our members in the construction & building sector.
New Zealand doesn’t stand alone when it comes to more efficient and sustainable solutions in buildings across the country. German-New Zealand partnerships in the building sector have already made a difference, which has led to increased building quality, reduced energy costs and lowered the carbon emission levels in New Zealand. However, as we are German, after all, we want perfection! Hence, we need to talk to the industry directly.
Join our session to:
1. Get an update on the latest technology & products from Germany
2. Discuss the biggest differences/challenges between building quality in NZ & Germany
3. Understand how a knowledge transfer can happen between the 2 countries especially with our current boarder situation
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