ACO is sponsoring the 2017 Talk Environment night in Wellington for a second year. The event brings together Engineers, Architects, Planners, Urban Designers, Landscape Architects, Scientists, Surveyors and more. In a relaxed atmosphere with drinks and nibbles, professionals from many disciplines can network and celebrate the environment they create every day.
Held at the Wharewaka in Wellington on the 29th September 2017, the event promises to be fun for everyone. Wellington City Council’s chief city planner, David Chick, is the keynotes speaker.
The Living house is hoping to become the first Living Building Challenge certified house in New Zealand. Joel and Rochelle Payne, who will be living there when the project is complete, are using one of the world’s most rigorous performance standards for building and construction – Living Building Challenge.
To meet this standard, certain materials with a negative impact to the environment are prohibited, and are included on the Red List. These cannot be used on the project.
Council required a drainage channel along a new concrete driveway, KlassikDrain KS100 with Ductile Iron Wave grates was chosen for its hydraulic performance, aesthetics and compliance with the Red List.