Auckland's Climate Action Plan

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New buildings: How can we ensure that new buildings constructed are healthy, zero emissions and climate proof?

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As our climate changes, the way we construct our new buildings and the features we include must change too.

‘Green buildings’ are buildings that not only reduce emissions and increase resilience to climate change but also improve indoor air quality, health and productivity.

As we spend so much of our lives indoors, it is important that our buildings support people to be healthy and happy.

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  1. Eion Scott
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  2. Kaylie Bramley
    51 pts
  3. Wayne C
    36 pts
  4. Greta Anderson
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Introduce strong guidelines for energy efficiency of buildings and GWP rates. Specifically targeting HVAC - one of the largest power draws globally. 

Storm
by Storm
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ARC recognises house designs that are environmentally friendly by fast tracking and rebating 15% of fees

Tim Rainbow
by Tim Rainbow
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Tim Rainbow

discounted rates for carbon neutral, low emission and energy saving/generating buildings

Hao Huang
by Hao Huang
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Hao Huang

Seek to re-use all buildings capable of being adaptively re-used. Plan with the the 3 Ls: long life, loose fit, low energy. Make passive environmental control and good daylighting  the norm.

kelp strewn
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kelp strewn

make those buildings 100% solar and wind powered, then the design will automatically be efficient and well insulated

Wayne C
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Require all new houses in Auckland to be built to Homestar 10 standard to minimise energy in use, and offset the balance with onsite renewable energy. Too hard? This is what California has mandated by 2020. Let’s give ourselves breathing space and aim for 2021.

Eion Scott
by Eion Scott
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Eion Scott

Encourage the use of green roofs, espeically for new developments/buildings. Green roofs or living roofs make use of an underutilised impervious surface through planting and vegetation, that can reduce stormwater runoff , insulate buildings, improve air quality, and provide for biodiversity opportunities. Essentially, contributing to more healthy and climate proof buildings. Current provisions within the Auckland Unitary Plan have weak regulatory enforcement when it comes to implimenting...

Kaylie Bramley
by Kaylie Bramley
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Kaylie Bramley

· You say "As we spend so much of our lives indoors", and in a week over half that time is at home, so with the NZ average building lifetime being only forty years the focus should be private dwellings. _ Even if those last 40-to-80 years, you should provide current forecasts for Auckland's climate 60 years from now - I don't think the changes by then are big enough for significant changes in building construction to be needed (some comment below).

David MacClement
by David MacClement
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David MacClement

builders recycle their waste

Greta Anderson
by Greta Anderson
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