Sustainable housing workshops in Auckland

Green home renovators in Auckland have the chance to take part in a series of workshops with sustainable design expert Dr Johann Bernhardt.

Bernhardt, author of the book ‘A Deeper Shade of Green: Sustainable Urban Development Building and Architecture in New Zealand’ is running a series of workshops at the Kaipatiki Project Environment Centre. The Kaipatiki Project aim to create a totally sustainable Auckland.

Johann is the director of Bernhardt Architecture Ltd. He has a PhD in urban development and a lifetime’s work as an architect, urban designer and researcher under his belt. Johann lectures on sustainable design and building at the Architecture Department of the University of Auckland (UoA). He runs the Auckland office of the Building Biology and Ecology Institute (BBE), researching, compiling and disseminating information on healthy and environmentally friendly building and living.

Learn how to create a passive solar, healthy, energy and water efficient, and cost effective living environment over three sessions which will address such topics as:

Introduction to the major house styles in Auckland

Choice of building materials

Energy and water efficiency

For more information visit: http://kaipatiki.org.nz/courses

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