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Climate Take Back


In March of this year, Inzide in collaboration with Interface held two Climate Take Back Workshops, one in Auckland the other in Wellington. These workshops were designed to explore the different ways key organisations in the New Zealand Building Industry are addressing the biggest moral imperative of our time, Climate Change.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank the guest speakers of these events;

  • Andrew Eagles -NZGBC
  • Jerome Partington - Jasmax
  • Aidan Mullan - Interface
  • Steve Dixon - Enviromark
  • Nelish Bakshi - Studio Pacific Architects
Watch the full length presentations below

Auckland, Climate Take Back - March 2019

Jerome Partington
Sustainability Manager & Associate principle - Jasmax
Executive Chair - Living Future New Zealand

 
Creating a habitat for life
Jerome discusses the state of the New Zealand Building Code, the benefits of the Living Building Challenge and the broader context of why we need to re-think the goal of sustainability, moving the goalpost to restorative and even regenerative design in our built environment.

Jerome has worked in architectural practice and education for twenty years, with a strong practical construction and technology emphasis. His experience includes many building reuse projects, ecological based design and solar design. He has a wealth of experience in ‘eco’ building materials and systems. 

Andrew Eagles
CEO, New Zealand Green Building Council

 
Better outcomes for New Zealander's
Andrew gives us valuable insights into the future of building "green" in New Zealand. He discusses how the New Zealand Building code is changing and the certifications programmes; Homestar, Greenstar, Greenstar Performance and NABERSNZ which now exist to provide guidance on what "good" looks like in the built environment.

Andrew joined the New Zealand Green Building Council in September 2016 as Chief Executive. The NZGBC is the country’s leading not-for-profit for the sustainable built environment. As well as exemplary research, the NZGBC oversees Homestar and Green Star the award winning certifications for New Zealand homes and buildings, and NABERSNZ, the tool for confirming performance of offices in use.
Aidan Mullan
Engineering and Sustainability Manager, Interface - Australia 
 
We care about Carbon - do you?
Aidan explains the journey that Interface, a global flooring supplier has undertaken over the two decades towards "Mission Zero", a goal that in 2019 they have finally achieved, so what comes next? 
Aidan explores the plan to achieve the next audacious goal that Interface has set, "Climate Take Back".  

Interface created the modular flooring category disrupting flooring markets around the world with the introduction of carpet tiles. Through their passion and commitment to eliminating any negative environmental impact, Interface has become one of the world’s most sustainable companies. They acknowledge that while they are making incredible leaps forward, they are a drop in the carbon emissions bucket and so they are asking industry to join them as they commit to a new business model, one that is restorative to the planet and creates a climate fit for life.
 
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