Mon, 26 April 2021
The Ministry of Innovation Building and Employment (MBIE) has released its consultation document for proposed changes to the New Zealand Building Code. This represents a great opportunity to positively impact the future of building standards. But does it go far enough?
Direct download: 252_NZ_Building_Code.mp3
Category:Industry -- posted at: 10:49am NZST
Sun, 18 April 2021
Danielle King moved into the sustainability field about fifteen years ago and has built up her consultancy Green Move Australia with a diverse range of services. We discuss some of the typical advice she provides to clients and Danielle shares some of her own advice for running a viable sustainability business.
Direct download: 251_Green_Moves.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:46pm NZST
Sun, 11 April 2021
Stuart Lee loves what he does, which is mostly building Passive House homes in Victoria, Australia. He was an early adopter of sustainable building and it was during a Master Builder Green Living event that he heard Clare Parry speak about Passive House. It all made a lot of sense and Stuart enrolled himself on a Passive House Tradesperson course. In this interview, he describes what makes a home really perform, and why he loves what he does.
Direct download: 250_Enerhaus_Stuart_Lee.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:16am NZST
Sat, 3 April 2021
Mike Pickering is building an affordable but high quality, healthy and very energy efficient home for himself and his family on a lifestyle block in Napier. He's taken some learning from his experience building tiny homes and is sharing his project online. Check it out at https://ourlifeblock.co.nz
Direct download: 249_Our_Life_Block.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:02am NZST