Green Property Summit back for the fourth year

Urban redevelopment, seismicity (now there's an awkward word), sustainability and productivity will be the key themes of the 2013 Green Property Summit showcasing the latest in green building practices from international and national industry leaders.

Urban redevelopment, seismicity (now there's an awkward word), sustainability and productivity will be the key themes of the 2013 Green Property Summit showcasing the latest in green building practices from international and national industry leaders.

A joint initiative by Property Council New Zealand and the New Zealand Green Building Council, the fourth Green Property Summit features keynote speaker David Hobsetter of KMD Architects, who'll share the challenges of design in earthquake-prone California. As a principal architect of San Francisco’s greenest office tower, the 525 Golden Gate building, Hobstetter will talk about meeting a performance mandate of immediate occupancy after an earthquake and how high-performance design contributions saved $10 million and reduced CO2 emissions.

Also confirmed is Wade Lange, vice-president of Langley Investment Properties and Portland EcoDistricts, who will showcase how green city redevelopment can be achieved on a neighbourhood scale. He will explain how five pilot eco-districts in Portland can serve as scaled-up models of green innovation by collaboration between residents, researchers and planners.

When: March 20, 2013

Where: Pullman Hotel, on the corner of Waterloo Quadrant and Princes Street in Auckland.