Auckland 2023

20-21 Jun, Tue–Wed 10am–5pm, Auckland Showgrounds

Matthew Cutler-Welsh

Matthew Cutler-Welsh

Matthew is the Business Development Manager - residential at the NZGBC, working with Homestar and HomeFit. Matthew’s mission is to inspire people to make a better place to live.

After completing his Honours Degree in Natural Resources Engineering, Matthew has 15 years of experience leading residential energy efficiency projects and education programmes in New Zealand and Australia. In 2016 he joined the Board of the Passive House Institute New Zealand.

An experienced presenter, facilitator and podcaster, Matthew has interviewed over 200 architects, builders and industry experts from around the World on the Home Style Green podcast. He is also the co-host of the Passive House Podcast."

See Matthew Cutler-Welsh live in Auckland 2023

Wednesday 21 June
Matthew Cutler-Welsh - What the Building Code is not doing for you or your clients
1:30pm-2:15pm Seminar Series

The real change to the New Zealand construction industry is coming in the form of MBIE’s Building for Climate Change framework. Homestar and the work of the Green Building Council are helping to prepare for this by focusing on the technical understanding and design solutions for all the current gaps in the New Zealand Building Code. These gaps exist, even with the current updates to H1, and in fact, some of the moisture issues may get worse with more insulation if no consideration is given to proper ventilation. This presentation will look at how to mitigate risks associated with internal moisture (E3), ventilation (G4) and interior environment (G5) when implementing updates to H1. We will also cover some of the other ‘black holes’ of the building code and some of the emerging tools, calculators and terminology you need to know in order to design and build the healthy, efficient and low-carbon homes that Kiwis need.