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ADNZ - What Really Makes a Home Healthy? Wellington


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Date: 13/04/2021

ADNZ - What really makes a home healthy?

Tuesday 13th April 2021

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM 

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Architecture

This event is hosted by Wellington ADNZ

We are grateful for support from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Architecture.

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Design Professionals are at the forefront of residential design. There is an increasing emphasis and awareness that those designs need to be healthy for people and planet. The Superhome Movement’s Healthy Home Design Guide assists design professionals by providing a comprehensive reference document document for this purpose. Come and hear why & how!

CPD points available from ADNZ


6:00 pm - Event begins

8:30 pm - Event ends

Opportunity to gather together and discuss at a local bar after the event to connect with other Superhome /ADNZ members.

All Welcome.

Please sign in with the COVID tracer app at the School of Architecture.

Topics include:

  1. The cost of substandard housing to the community and country. (Katheren Leitner)
  2. Intro to the guide and resilience in foundation design (Damien McGill )
  3. The importance super design plays in making a home healthy. (Bob Burnett)
  4. The importance of detailing and construction methodology. (David Auer)
  5. Different attempts on environmental design and tools available. (Murray Robertson)
  6. The importance of a feedback loop through ongoing monitoring. (Brandon Van Blerk)
  7. SOAD research on the horizon. (Robyn Phipps)

 Speaker Profiles:

Katheren Leitner- Chief Executive of Asthma NZ. Her message is incredibly powerful and well worth listening to. She has written the foreword to the guide.

Damien McGill - Director of The Healthy Home Cooperation, Superhome Executive Committee member and Project Manager/Editor for the guide.

Bob Burnett - Co-founder of the Superhome Movement and director of Bob Burnett Architecture.

David Auer - Director of Raven Architecture with particular skills in sustainable design. Chair of the Wellington ADNZ branch.

Murray Robertson - Director of Robertson Hidzir Architects with over 25 years experience in the industry. 

Brandon van Blerk - from Tether NZ. Brandon provides monitoring solutions that provide a feedback loop to monitor whether the design actually does what it says on the tin.

Robyn Phipps - Professor of Building Science at Victoria University of Wellington. Robyn is leading a research project that involves monitoring of 20 Superhomes and 20 homes designed and built to building code standards. 

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