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The built environment, and the construction and building sector, has an instrumental role to play as Aotearoa moves towards a healthier, zero carbon nation. That’s because our built environment is responsible for 20% of New Zealand’s carbon pollution.

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Andrew Eagles

Advantage champion

Andrew is an economist with more than fourteen years’ experience in the built environment. Working for consultancies, associations, government and built environment charities, he has a wealth of knowledge in housing, market mechanism, advocacy and the construction supply chain.

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Aotearoa New Zealand needs a National Forest Policy

March 19, 2021
Forests, whether of native or introduced species, whether in public or private ownership, whether large…

Case Study: Innovating Affordable Housing for the Community

November 20, 2018
Nicola Patrick talks with GM Dominic Foote The following Case Study featuring Dominic Foote forms one…

Own Your Own

November 20, 2018
The following provocation by Paul Gilberd forms one part of Financing the Future, our mixed-content and…

Certifying quality buildings – a transformative opportunity

February 9, 2017
The buildings in which we live, work and play have rarely come under such intense…


November 16, 2016
This year during Global Entrepreneurship Week, in the spirit of celebrating all that New Zealand…


July 19, 2016
“It all began because I wanted a hot shower when I came in from the…

The Housing Trifecta. Can we have homes that are affordable, healthy and resilient?

June 9, 2016
Our homes are important to us. Be it owned or rented our home is where…

Making Kiwi Homes Warmer, Healthier and Better for the Planet

April 5, 2016
In the fifth in a series of profiles of New Zealanders championing sustainability, Kiwibank and…
Te Uru Taumatua

Healthy Living

August 27, 2015
When is it that we forgot about nature? Increasing evidence shows that natural materials, both…

Open Source Housing

June 23, 2015
Open source. It’s a concept from the world of software development, where programmers often collaborate…

Manchester Street

June 10, 2015
A red brick heritage wall once dominated the street frontage at 399 Manchester Street, in…
Panel production in process at Huber & Sohn (German manufacturer). Source: BRANZ:

An idea whose time has come

April 14, 2015
In a factory at Rolleston, near Christchurch, the future of the way we build houses…

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