- Adobe House
- Mudbrick House
- Rammed earth House
- concrete, modular House
Should we consider different building principles more suited to our Northland environment
- Passive Housing
- Using local materials
- Utilizing local talent
Wolfgang is a global expert on sustainable and affordable building. He is a physicist and climate engineer based in Munich, Germany. Wolfgang is a principal of Transsolar and is frequently lecturing on sustainable design. His project and research work focuses on high comfort – low energy buildings and design for outdoor comfort in urban settings. In Asia he was involved in the design of the first Zero Energy Office in Malaysia and in the climate and energy concepts for the cooled conservatories at the Gardens by the Bay, Singapore. He has been invited as a TedX speaker in Doha.
Wolfgang will hold two interactive workshops which will include an overview of building principles, living comfort, materials and global best practice.
When: 2. Nov 10:00 – 12:00
Where: AUT City Campus, Building WF, Level 5, Room WF503
Corner Wakefield St/ Mayoral Drive, Auckland CBD
When: 3. Nov 10:00 – 14:00
Where: 51 Raumanga Valley Rd
Interactive Learning Centre at NorthTec, Whangarei
Please join us with Wolfgang this week and RSVP to this email.
To get the best from this workshop:
Bring a summary of your own sustainable house design and real project(s)
What materials could be used in Northland – pros and cons
What are regulatory impediments and opportunities
What houses do you like and why e.g. passive houses
What are designs you don’t like and why
What would be great sustainable & affordable designs for Northland
Please come with lots of questions.
Also don’t forget to earmark the 24. Nov 3pm at 116 Bank St, Whangarei, for the the sixth Kiwi Innovator Series with Dee & Steve West, founders of Serato Music Software and Charge.net.nz – electric vehicle fast charging network.