Technology Showcase: German Energy Efficient Technologies in NZ Buildings
The German-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce hosted a display of low energy building projects, featuring German innovative energy efficient technologies. The 'Technology Showcase: German Energy Efficient Technologies in New Zealand Buildings’ consisted of a networking function, an expert workshop and a site visit.
Five German companies participated in the showcase presenting a reference projects to the audience. Their building projects were recognized for using innovative energy efficiency technologies ”Made in Germany”. At the Best Practice Awards & Networking Function they received a certificate for their outstanding projects.
During the expert workshop, key speakers from New Zealand and Germany discussed building trends and energy efficient solutions. Monique Surges, CEO of the German-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce welcomed the participants and introduced the German Energy Solutions Initiative.
Kara Rosemeier, Chair of Passive House Institute New Zealand, followed with her presentation about passive houses and explained which (German) building materials are usually built into a passive house in New Zealand.
Andrew Eagles, CEO, New Zealand Green Building Council, emphasised the importance of energy efficiency in buildings in New Zealand. He introduced the rating systems that are used to evaluate buildings in New Zealand, e.g. the ‘Homestar category’, and finished his presentation with various success stories.
Afterwards, the five German companies presented their reference projects enabling the audience to learn more about the installed technologies, building methods and solutions.
The workshop was followed by a Site Visit at which two of the reference projects were viewed: the passive house in Coatesville and the Daisy Apartment in Mount Eden.
The project was funded by the German Energy Solutions Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
Please click on the following link for more information about the five reference projects.