Moving Towards a Sustainable Future
Looking for inspiration on how to move your organisation down a more sustainable path? Join Dr Lee Bint, Sustainability Manager for the New Zealand Defence Force, and Timothy Howarth, Building Services Engineer at Beca, as they share a range of sustainable case studies and real-life examples.
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In Defence of Sustainability – Lee and her team are tasked with implementing a sustainability framework (Tuku Iho) for theNZDF estate. Their goal? A fit-for-purpose and sustainable estate that enables the delivery of Defence outputs. During this interactive workshop Lee will share some of the tools and methods used, talk us through the journey so far, and share key learnings. “I’ll take a look at where we want to be, where we are heading and how we are getting there with all of the moving parts – whole-of-life, policy, resilience, climate change, energy, water, waste, transport, FM, AM, design, delivery, and so on,” says Lee. “Also, the groundwork of organisation development that needs to happen in consultation phases to make implementation possible.”
Zeroing in on CarboNZero Buildings – The demand in New Zealand for high performance, low carbon buildings is in a rapid growth phase. While designing for energy efficiency has been prevalent in the building industry for some time, achieving zero carbon buildings requires an increased focus on actual operational stage performance and avoidance of on-site fossil fuel combustion in existing buildings. Timothy’s presentation focuses on Beca’s recent experience assisting a range of clients to achieve low carbon buildings. He will summarise several project case studies and drill down into the specifics of each project, the various energy efficiency and carbon displacement strategies adopted, and the key findings and resulting performance outcomes. Timothy will also provide an overview of the minimum evidence requirements to demonstrate NZGBC CarboNZero certification and the practical measures FMs can start adopting to align with the standard.
Dr Lee Bint, Sustainability Manager, NZDF
When she joined the New Zealand Defence Force’s Defence Estate and Infrastructure Group as Sustainability Manager in 2017, Lee was tasked with developing a sustainability framework (Tuku Iho), and is now in the process of implementing this. Before joining NZDF, Lee spent six years at BRANZ as a Sustainable Building Scientist, and two years on the Sustainable Business Council board as their Future Leader.
Timothy Howarth, Building Services Engineer, Beca
Bio to come.