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Behind-the-Scenes Building Tour – An energy-reduction journey

Keen to improve your building’s energy efficiency and lower energy emissions but don’t know where to start?  Join us for a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of two buildings which have undertaken several energy improvement projects. This event is a collaboration between EECA, NZGBC and FMANZ and aims to share information relevant to building facility building managers and owners. We’ll look at the planning approach, technology choices, key learnings – what worked and didn’t – and future plans. 

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Start
05 Aug 2024 01:00pm
End
05 Aug 2024 04:30pm
Member Cost
Complimentary
Non-Member Cost
Complimentary
Event Type
Regional - After 5
Location
Auckland
Course Level
All
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Event Description

Behind-the-Scenes Building Tour – An energy-reduction journey.

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Monday 5 August
Start: 1:00 pm
Finish: 4:30 pm
After the tours of UoA and AUT, ending at 3:00 pm, there will be a brief presentation followed by networking over drinks at AUT.

Assemble at:
The University of Auckland, Building 201
10 Symonds Street, Auckland CBD


Event description
Keen to improve your building’s energy efficiency and lower energy emissions but don’t know where to start?  Join us for a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of two buildings which have undertaken several energy improvement projects. 

This event is a collaboration between EECA, NZGBC and FMANZ and aims to share information relevant to building facility building managers and owners. We’ll look at the planning approach, technology choices, key learnings – what worked and didn’t – and future plans.  There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and discuss what we see along the way.  

The walking tour will start at the University of Auckland’s 201 building, followed by AUT’s city campus WO building on Wakefield Street.  The tour includes:
  • Use of heat pumps
  • HVAC/chillers
  • Transition to electrification
  • LED lighting upgrades
  • Energy-efficient building improvements

Note: Spaces are strictly limited so please book early.  Due to this, we request no more than 2 people per organisation please.

About Auckland University:   
University of Auckland’s Building 201 was originally constructed in the 70s and has benefited from a sustainable approach to refurbishment securing it a 6 Green Star score. Highlights include a new energy-efficient facade, electrification of the building and heating network, and an innovative lighting design. 

Learn more about this building here: Building 201: Reuse of University of Auckland building slashes carbon (nzgbc.org.nz)

About AUT city campus WO building:
Since acquiring the WO building in 2015, AUT has worked on several improvements which have seen them use over 25% less energy than the average office building. Highlights include the use of energy-efficient water-cooled chillers to meet the cooling demand, electric reheat elements in the ducting to provide HVAC heating, LED lighting, and effective HVAC controls and BMS system use. 

Learn more about why this building was awarded a 5* NABERSNZ rating in 2020: AUT WO Building awarded 5 star NABERSNZ rating - NABERSNZ

About EECA’s commercial buildings pathway:
The pathway provides a five-step decarbonisation plan and tailored resources developed by industry experts, enabling existing businesses to improve their energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.  Targeting scope 1&2 emissions, the programme provides a range of tools and insights to support practical implementation and knowledge building.
EECA’s state sector decarbonisation fund has supported both UoA and AUT's transition to lower emissions.  Projects currently underway include the replacement of gas-fired boilers and high-GWP refrigerant chillers and the installation of energy-efficient LED lighting.

About NZGBC
The New Zealand Green Building Council is the country’s leading sustainable building organisation, representing over 700 companies and organisation that share our vision; for all homes and buildings in Aotearoa to be green and sustainable, making healthier, happier New Zealanders. To do this, we advocate for regulatory and industry-wide change and provide independent, trusted certifications such as Green Star for new buildings, NABERSNZ and Green Star Performance for benchmarking building operations, and Homestar for new residential buildings 

About FMANZ
FMANZ is the professional body for facilities management professionals in New Zealand. Our role is to support education, networking and knowledge sharing for members and to raise the profile of the facilities management industry in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Venue

University of Auckland, Building 201, 10 Symonds Street, Auckland CBD