The subject will be: “Smarter House Design – Affordable And Sustainable Homes For New Zealand”.
Executive Summary: Land and resources become scarcer and more expensive, energy usage hikes while greenhouse gas emission continues to rise. New concepts like tiny houses and words such as energy poverty appear. We increasingly hear about urban masterplanning, the Auckland Unitary Plan, intensification and increase in density. How can we achieve affordable and sustainable houses and neighbourhoods in New Zealand, how can we be smarter in what we are doing?
While I will skip most of the external factors for unaffordable housing, ie political and economical factors, we will hear a bit about the internal factors, ie the things that we all can do to make housing more sustainable and affordable.
Please pop in if you have some time. They have some great speakers like Paul Waddell, Eion Scott & Dana Darwin,