Sam is a Sustainability Consultant and Mechanical Engineer with over 18 years’ experience in the construction industry. As Director Market Transformation at the New Zealand Green Building Council, he is responsible for running the sustainability and energy assessment tools - Green Star, Homestar and NABERSNZ.
He has a passion for sustainable housing, having spent 6 years creating and managing the sustainability framework for a 3,000 home development for the University of Cambridge. Sam also has extensive experience in sustainability and energy strategies, including carbon policy work for UK government, sustainable urban design and low energy and passive building design.
In this forward-looking session that explores how construction and property can push the limits to healthier, lower carbon homes and buildings, Sam Archer of the New Zealand Green Building Council will speak about the radical transformation happening with green buildings. This includes the move to focus on the 9% of Aotearoa’s carbon emissions that are often forgotten, the importance of adaptation to climate change, and the ramping focus on health and wellbeing.
He will also touch on how we all need to gear up, design and build with far more precision to be ready for the largest change ever seen to our building code, which is coming in 2-3 years.
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