Auckland's Climate Action Plan

Healthy and Resilient Buildings, Places and Spaces

Existing buildings: How can we make our existing buildings healthier, more efficient and climate proof?

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The average lifespan of a building in New Zealand is 40 years. This means that most of the buildings that will exist in Auckland in 2050 have already been built.

Retrofitting to improve our current buildings can reduce emissions and ensure they are resilient to the impacts of a changing climate.

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  1. Tim Rainbow
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Any replacement window frame should include a trickle vent. This allows a small vent path to the house without needing windows to be left open educing mould and condensation

Tim Rainbow
by Tim Rainbow
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Encourage schools and other large roof structure owners to install medium scale solar panel systems. Must include battery systems to help provide peak support to the power grid. New modular school buildings can be orientated with this in mind and be designed to eliminate the need for grid electricity. The school should complete a design study within it's teaching of relating to Climate change, even if the study shows that the building is not suited it will encourage pro-active involvement....

Tim Rainbow
by Tim Rainbow
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The people living in the oldest, dampest and coldest buildings are the people least likely to have money to insulate or pay for heating. Let's give grants for heat pumps and insulation. 

Richard Neate
by Richard Neate
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Richard Neate

Lets not undertake needless building work. The building industry creates large amounts of ghg. The less it does the better.

kelp strewn
by kelp strewn
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kelp strewn

Much of Auckland's housing stock is energy inefficient, bad for residents health and presents huge opportunities for improvement. If we improve the energy rating of the stock housing in Auckland it would have a significant impact on emissions from this sector, reduced demand for power and leave the residents with more money in their pockets.  We should be advocating for a massive shift in the quality of the housing stock to make a real difference both in our climate impacts and peoples...

DebsM
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These homes have been raising healthy families for years, Auckland doesn't have extreme weather conditions, it doesn't get that cold here. Isn't it  just best to leave well enough alone? otherwise who has to foot the bill the landlord / homeowner. It will be a huge expense for what? If we are talking environment what about the fossil fuel for diesel used to drive the trucks, ships etc to transport the materials to make these changes? What about all the plastic wrap and plastic strapping for...

Debbie Berry
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