Two of the biggest crises of our times – housing and climate change – could be the target of a new Ministry of Green Works that would integrate important responsibilities related to safeguarding New Zealand’s future, according to a report released today by First Union.
Climate-tech startup Aspiring Materials has raised $1 million to further expand its carbon capture technology for reducing industrial carbon emissions.
Kiwi builders can now replace plywood, particle board and plaster board, with low carbon, environmentally sustainable construction boards made from industrial packaging waste.
The Sustainable Steel Council is a group of industry leaders committed to the circular economy and Aotearoa New Zealand’s low emissions future.
Kiwis are more tuned into the impact of failing infrastructure and the effects it has on their lives than ever before. This is not just a New Zealand phenomenon, it is a view shared worldwide says Pete Renshaw, director of business development for Pultron Composites. Particularly in countries where there have been ongoing struggles with aging infrastructure, corrosion, and failures caused by the extreme effects of climate change.
Though some will disagree, sustainability and the ‘need to go green’ is not a trend. With climate temperatures rising and the planet’s population increasing at the same time, there is a very real need to consider the impact that projects have if they aren’t thoughtfully planned, designed and constructed.
Assembly challenge cuts time and labour input by half – with better safety and bolt integrity.
As we press towards carbon neutrality, currently targeted for 2050, there are five trends emerging in engineering, procurement and construction contracts in New Zealand and around the world. These trends affect all project participants – funders, project sponsors, developers/principals, contractors and others in the project supply chain.
Pioneering demolition Christchurch company Taggart has proved you can salvage between 70 to almost 100% of construction and demolition (C&D) waste from landfill – including over 98% of the remains of Lancaster Stadium’s Tui Stand.
Goodman New Zealand has made an extensive commitment to sustainable developments, and not just in terms of the buildings that the company owns or develops, but also as an operating business.