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Improving buildings, cutting carbon

documentary heritage
  • Description

    This book presents local and international examples of best practices to reduce carbon emissions in the construction and operation of residential and commercial buildings. It draws on knowledge from a wide range of experts, including researchers, economists, scientists, unionists, engineering consultants, community groups and policy advisors

  • Place
  • Other Id

    NA7117.5 GRA 2021 (Library of Congress Call Number)

    92817 (Cat ID)

    92587 (Presto content ID)

  • Department

Images and documents


  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    Improving buildings, cutting carbon
  • Primary Maker
  • Contributor/Publisher
    Steele Roberts Aotearoa, for the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities
  • Place
  • Date
  • Physical Description

    165 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm

  • Language
  • Level of Current Record
    Bib record
  • Member Object

    1 item in this collection. View all items.

  • Subject Category
  • Content
    Introduction / Philippa Howden-Chapman, Helen Viggers & Libby Grant -- 1.5C of global warming: can we still get there? Insights from the urban development sector / Diana Urge-Vorsatz & Ralph Chapman -- Building forward: transforming buildings for a sustainable future in New York City / John Mandyck -- Improving housing standards in the context of future work / Bill Rosenberg -- The greenhouse gas emissions of stand-alone residential houses in New Zealand: challenges and opportunities / David Dowdell, Casimir MacGregor, Roman Jaques, Brian Berg & Jarred Butler -- Embedding energy efficiency in the apartment constuction system: an analysis of decision-making in NSW, Australia / Matthew Daly, Tillmann Bohme & Alberto Escribano -- Towards a net zero energy New Zealand commercial building stock / Shaan Cory & Mike Donn -- Sustainability and Kainga Ora -- homes and communities / Alex Baker & Genevieve Wilson -- Standards in New Zealand / Stanil Stanilov -- Keeping cost-effectively warm: the inclusion of thermal performance in the New Zealand Building Code / Nigel Isaacs -- Planning, legal and other mechanisms for promoting sustainable building in New Zealand / Ralph Chapman, Mark Bennett & Philippa Howden-Chapman -- Unintended consequences of the removal of low fixed charge regulations / Helen Viggers -- Rolling out insulation for rentals: Sustainability Trust's experience of landlord compliance / Phil Squire -- Conclusion / Philippa Howden-Chapman, Helen Viggers, Libby Grant & Ralph Chapman -- About the authors
    Includes bibliographic references and index
  • Public Access Text

    [Keywords: Sustainable architecture; Sustainable buildings--Design and construction; Sustainable buildings--Design and construction]

    Based on a pre-COVID conference, 'Improving housing standards for co-benefits for energy efficiency, carbon mitigation and health'--Page 8, Introduction

  • Collection Type
    Reading Room
  • Last Update
    19 Dec 2023
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