Those of you curious about environmentally sustainable design might like to head along to the upcoming ‘Living roofs for sustainable communities’ event in Auckland, featuring Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr Brad Bass. Better yet, it's free.
Bass will give an overview of how green roofs work with heat and energy, using examples from a wide range of real buildings, and will indicate how this can deliver real benefit to owners, developers, and local authorities.
Living roofs can reduce stormwater, enhance biodiversity, reduce energy requirements through enhanced thermal insulation, increase Green Star NZ scores, provide high amenity roof top outdoor areas increasing net rentable area and help in the adaptation and mitigation of climate change effects.
When: Thursday 13 January
Where: The Bluestone Room, 9-11 Durham Lane, Auckland Central
Time: 2.00 - 4.30pm
More about Dr Brad Bass
Working as a researcher and in-house Government Green Roof expert for the centre for Environment at the University of Toronto, Bass has been at the receiving end of a number of green roof awards, including being a co- recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 as member of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate Analysis.