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CIBSE Christchurch & NZGBC | A Roadmap to Zero Carbon

CIBSE Christchurch

Thursday, 27 February 2020 from 17:30 to 19:00 (NZDT)

CIBSE Christchurch & NZGBC | A Roadmap to Zero Carbon

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Ticket Type Sales End Price * Fee Quantity
CIBSE Member 27 Feb 2020 Free NZ$0.00
NZGBC Member 27 Feb 2020 Free NZ$0.00
Non-Member 27 Feb 2020 NZ$15.00 NZ$0.00
Full-Time Student 27 Feb 2020 Free NZ$0.00
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Event Details

CIBSE CHCH and NZGBC present a unique opportunity for the building industry to gain knowledge around building performance optimisation utilising the Green Building Council's Zero Carbon Roadmap and NABERNZ performance tools.


A Roadmap to Net Zero Carbon


In the latest of a series of initiatives designed to embed climate change considerations into all the decisions made by Environment Canterbury, the organisation has installed solar panels on the roof of its Tuam Street office. 


Asset Services Manager at Environment Canterbury, Bronwyn Simmonds, will outline some of the specific details of this, and other sustainable initiatives that Environment Canterbury are implementing.


Buildings contribute a large portion of our national carbon emissions. More importantly, they contribute far more to our lives than simply carbon. The Green Building Council has developed a framework to shift buildings to net zero carbon, and as part of that framework a comprehensive net-zero carbon building certification for existing commercial buildings. Over time, it will be developed into a comprehensive standard that could be used to decarbonise all of Aotearoa’s buildings.


Sam’s presentation will give you an outline of this standard and how you can meet the growing demand from both central and local government, industry and building occupants to improve building performance.

The roadmap can be accessed here.


Sam Archer is a Sustainability Consultant and Mechanical Engineer with over 18 years of 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 3000 home development for the University of Cambridge. Sam also has extensive experience in sustainability and energy strategies, including carbon policy work for the UK government, sustainable urban design and low energy and passive building design.

What are the NABERS up to?

With Government looking to better embrace NABERSNZ across their buildings, property professionals need to be up-to-speed with this important building performance tool.


In this presentation, Steve Hennessy, a long term NABERS fan who was the first NABERSNZ trainer and supervisor and has undertaken hundreds of ratings in Australia, will give an outline of key NABERSNZ elements, before sharing in the lessons we can learn from Australia. (NABERS was first launched in Australia in 1998 and was mandated for some commercial buildings in 2010). With our renewed focus on better building performance, this is a presentation that will both empower and inspire you.



Event Timing


From 5:30pm: Registration
6:00pm: Bronwyn Simmonds
6:10pm: Sam Archer
6:30pm: Steve Hennessy, AHA Engineering Services
6:50pm: Q&A
7:00pm: Networking
8:00pm: Close





What's the dress code? 

The majority of people come straight from work so whatever you wear professionally is fine.


When should I arrive? 

Registrations starts from 5:30pm, for a 6:00pm start. If you arrive more than 10 minutes after the start you will probably miss our introduction and unsettle our guest speakers, so please try to be prompt.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You can bring your printed ticket or alternatively install the Eventbrite app on your mobile phone.


How do I contact the speakers, and will the presentation be made available?

After the event, the CIBSE ANZ news page will be updated with a summary of the event, presentation sides for download and contact details for the speakers.


How do I contact CIBSE Christchurch?

You can email Sharon Pestonji at


Do we have a refund policy?

You can cancel your booking up to 7 days before an event and your ticket will be fully refunded. Anytime after this point no refunds will be provided, based on venue preparation. 


Any other tips?

Arrive early, make a point of introducing yourself to someone in the room you don't know. Smile and have a great time.

Do you have questions about CIBSE Christchurch & NZGBC | A Roadmap to Zero Carbon? Contact CIBSE Christchurch

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When & Where

Waimakariri Room, Environment Canterbury
200 Tuam Street
Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011
New Zealand

Thursday, 27 February 2020 from 17:30 to 19:00 (NZDT)

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