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What is Green building with Eleanor West

Updated: Sep 5, 2023



On this episode we talk with Eleanor West, Technical Coordinator at NZ Green Building Council & National Coordinator for NZGBC Future Thinkers.

We explore coexisting with the natural environment, the idea of ‘othering’ nature, the big amount of carbon emissions from the construction and building industry, how to build more sustainable spaces, the building code low requirements, energy efficiency, the HomeFit healthy home assessment, insulation, heating and ventilation, and climate justice.

Eleanor talks about caring about the environment, her interest in the impacts of urbanism, the misconceptions of what makes a green building, the knowledge and skill gap to make the changes needed, water use and the circular way.


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