The KiwiBuild idea, Fletchers and the capacity issue, yet alone any sustainability.
In this section you will find some of my daily thoughts and ideas, reactions to news and articles read. Please beware that this will be highly subjective but might also inspire you, the reader.
As part of the process of writing my latest board report for carboNZero, I researched latest development at government level regarding climate change action in New Zealand. I had some high hopes into the government after all those years of national at the reigns and no action in that regard whatsoever.
Lloyd Alter has written a nice article about the Stadthaus (another German name), a nine storey timber building in London, made from Austrian CLT.
The article also has a few nice picture how the interior looks like in rough state and in finished state plus a nine week time lapse – quite impressive. It should also be noted that this article was actually written in 2010 after the building was constructed in 2008 – 8 years ago and nothing much of such construction has really arrived in New Zealand yet.
NZ Building Code is primarily based on gravity drainage A good example of what you should normally not be doing with a New Zealand building: waterblasting it. Why? Because the NZ Building Code is primarily based on gravity drainage and deflection of water. Consumer NZ warns In that regard an extract from consumer.org.nz: Don’t waterblast…
In his article, The Vegan Confusion, he warns that eating vegetables doesn’t prevent the death of animals. Bertonatti has enraged thousands of vegans and vegetarians, as well as other nature conservationists. However, many who read his article learned something about animal rights that might never have occurred to them otherwise.
It’s okay to make mistakes. It’s good to make mistakes and learn from it. It’s not okay to make mistakes, blame others and carry on without learning. Feel free to quote me. 🙂
Most portable or mobile devices need power and that is provided by batteries in some form – either rechargeable or non-rechargeable, built-in or replaceable.
All of those batteries have their advantages and disadvantages, some last longer than others, some are cheaper in the long-run, some need more attention than others i.e. charging or replacing.
Whatever the battery, it will need to be replaced at some stage
Recently, the IBN (the Institute for Building Biology and Sustainability) built a new building to host themselves. There’s lots of interesting things on their website, too many to translate and post about. I just stumbled across this short but sweet one on acoustic office screens, so decided to pass it on and translate it. In…
Emmanuel Macron has signalled readiness to push French leadership on climate even more aggressively to protect the agreement that bears the name of the French capital. He appointed the celebrity environmentalist Nicolas Hulot as his number three.
There’s a Swedish article that has been often quoted over the months regarding the environmental impact of EV batteries.
If you’re predisposed to hate electric cars, then there’s a wonderful story making the rounds that’ll support your worldview. However, let’s just look into some of the numbers stated in there and add some real world numbers into the mix.