Valuing Sustainability Workshops
These one-day workshops are focussed on understanding the myriad of tools and frameworks out there which take a more holistic view of value and practically working through how they might be applied to built environment projects in New Zealand.
It is highly relevant for engineers, architects, planners and asset managers to participate as individuals or in project teams.
Winter Webinar Series 2017
The Sustainability Society will continue to grow our webinar series in 2017.
These online interactive workshop sessions engage great presenters from across New Zealand and globally, sharing both research and practice case studies across a spectrum of sustainability issues.
- Stimulating learning and engagement opportunities
- Easily accessible to our nationwide network wherever they are
- Sustainable approach to connecting with international leaders
What would you like to learn more about? Get in touch with your ideas
Green Drinks Auckland
In partnership with NZAEE we are initiating a monthly Green Drinks in Auckland.
It’s all about people with a connection to sustainability getting together for a regular catchup on the first Wednesday of every month. Simple really. We just want to offer a little incubator for ideas and connections.
When: First Wednesday of every month
Where: Brothers Brewery, 5 Akiraho St, Mount Eden
Thanks to Brothers Brewery for providing a fantastic venue, free nibbles and $2 off your first drink.
Supporting integrated thinking in our future practitioners
Collaboration with Victoria University Faculty of Architecture and Design
In 2015 The Sustainability Society initiated a partnership with Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Architecture and Design. A group of industry leaders including engineers, scientists and strategists worked with final year Landscape Architecture students on projects to create visionary and progressive precinct designs for the inner city suburb of Te Aro. The results were fantastic and included two of the projects being finalists (and one winning) in an Australasian student design competition.
In 2016 we again worked with this class again on re-imagining Newtown.
Thank you to our organisational member Morphum Environmental for leading this process alongside The Sustainability Society.
Download the conference paper about this project ALTERNATIVE INFRASTRUCTURES – URBAN STREAMS AND THEIR BIODIVERSITY IN TE ARO Stormwater Conference May 2016
Collaboration with University of Auckland Engineering School
We would like to thank three of our organisational members – Opus, AECOM and Tonkin and Taylor for their involvement in this project. Individuals from these organisations worked during 2016 with final year engineering student groups who undertook in-depth research projects in groups on:
- Occurance, fate and ecotoxicity of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in wastewater treatment plants
- Green house gas emissions – investigating the novel mitigation mechanism for nitrous oxide emissions with activated carbon
- Evaluating various lightweight media for assessing their suitability in the use of suspended raingardens for contaminant removal from stormwater