SHAC 2009 – Invitation
Registrations are open for the Sustainable Habitat Challenge 09 Symposium in Dunedin, 19-21 November.
Hear insights from leading practitioners and learn how SHAC teams rose to their challenge to create “simple, adaptable, efficient, affordable” – that is – more sustainable homes.
Open lectures with sustainable housing visionary Lawrence McIntyre, energy and environmental systems engineer Susan Krumdieck, designer/maker David Trubridge and architect David Strachan.
SHAC team presentations, with guest lectures from Department of Building and Housing chief architect Duncan Joiner, and Beacon Pathway manager Nick Collins.
DINNER AND AWARDS CEREMONY, then Taking it Forward. SHAC participants and others share their learnings and consider the next steps for sustainable building. Join this diverse group of builders, architects, engineers, designers and others as they come together to share ideas and experiences.
Register now by signing up to at www.shac.org.nz or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
REGISTER BY FRIDAY 6 November 2009, for catering purposes.
Only $90 for conference and Friday dinner and awards. See www.shac.org.nz
The Symposium qualifies for NZIA CPD points:
Keynote Lecture 10 points [Thursday evening]
Team Presentations 30 points [Friday]
Workshop 25 points [Saturday]
What is more sustainable building?
The teams have their ideas:
TEAM CANTERBURY – New timber-framed home. Less glass, ceiling-height doorways and smart lighting – engineers and builders join forces to make better use of conventional building techniques. Affordability is key.
WHAREUKU – New 3-bedroom earthen house. Embracing the philosophies of kaitiakitanga (guardianship) and “sweat equity”, Whareuku has created a low-cost, flax-fibre reinforced earthen housing solution for rural Māori communities.
TE HIRA WHANAU BACH 101 – Retrofit bach. This modern refit of a classic bach emphasises recycling and a low-energy, do-it-yourself lifestyle to recapture the simple beauty of Kiwi holidays.
TEAM CENTRAL OTAGO – New straw bale home. High-spec straw bale eco home for Finnish client. Maximizing the use of natural, renewable and salvaged materials.
TEAM HOUSEWISE – Retrofit state house. Demonstrates a sustainable renovations package for upgrading Housing New Zealand properties. Includes family-friendly ideas designed by the home’s tenant. To be monitored over the following year.
UNITEC ECOCRIB – New build bach and interiors (design only). From cladding to furniture and light fittings – product designers and builders collaborate to design an efficient, healthy bach-style home.
TEAM WAIKATO – New build timber-panel sleepout. Adding on? Add in! A relocatable one-bedroom energy-efficient unit home adds value to backyards.
TEAM DUNEDIN – New timber-framed home. This stylish home is “normal” as possible. Proof that more sustainable living is within everyone’s reach today.
Please invite your colleagues and staff.
Post by Elizabeth Kerr