Sam Archer - Director of Market Transformation at the New Zealand Green Building Council
Sam Archer is a Sustainability Consultant and Mechanical Engineer with over 18 years experience in the Construction Industry. As Director Market Transformation at the New Zealand Green Building Council, he is responsible for running the sustainability and energy assessment tools - Green Star, Homestar and NABERSNZ.
He has a passion for sustainable housing having spent 6 years creating and managing the sustainability framework for a 3000 home development for the University of Cambridge. Sam also has extensive experience in sustainability and energy strategies, including carbon policy work for UK government, sustainable urban design and low energy and passive building design.
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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