Guest Talk: BusinessNZ
Apr
1
12:00 AM00:00

Guest Talk: BusinessNZ

Tina Schirr from BusinessNZ delivered a guest lecture on “The Status of Energy Efficiency and Built Environment Sustainability in NZ (Residential/Commercial Buildings)” to final-year students at AUT University on Friday (01-04-2018 @ 12pm-1pm) at WG907.     Tina Schirr   Senior Policy Advisor - Energy & Innovation, BusinessNZ Energy Council  Tina is Senior Policy Advisor for Energy and Innovation at the BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC). Among to others her work includes the World Energy Council's Energy Trilemma Framework, Energy Issue Maps, and Energy Innovation Framework as well as the content development and organisation of Asia-Pacific Energy Leaders’ Summit (2016 and 2018) and involvement in the cross-sector BEC Energy Scenarios Projects.  Her fields of specialization include the energy industry, energy technology, energy policy and marketing.   Prior to her position at the Business New Zealand Energy Council, Tina worked for enviaM in Germany, a subsidiary of RWE AG, where she was responsible for the purchasing and distribution of electricity and gas. From 2012-2013, she worked in Marketing and Distribution for STI Solar Technologie International GmbH, Germany. While there, she was responsible for rolling out new products across Europe.   Tina holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) Value Chain Management from the University of Technology, Chemnitz in Germany and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Management of Energy Utilities from the University of Applied Sciences, Zwickau in Germany, including a semester at the University of Borås in Sweden studying International Marketing and Strategic Marketing.

Tina Schirr from BusinessNZ delivered a guest lecture on “The Status of Energy Efficiency and Built Environment Sustainability in NZ (Residential/Commercial Buildings)” to final-year students at AUT University on Friday (01-04-2018 @ 12pm-1pm) at WG907.

Tina Schirr

Senior Policy Advisor - Energy & Innovation, BusinessNZ Energy Council

Tina is Senior Policy Advisor for Energy and Innovation at the BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC). Among to others her work includes the World Energy Council's Energy Trilemma Framework, Energy Issue Maps, and Energy Innovation Framework as well as the content development and organisation of Asia-Pacific Energy Leaders’ Summit (2016 and 2018) and involvement in the cross-sector BEC Energy Scenarios Projects.

Her fields of specialization include the energy industry, energy technology, energy policy and marketing.

Prior to her position at the Business New Zealand Energy Council, Tina worked for enviaM in Germany, a subsidiary of RWE AG, where she was responsible for the purchasing and distribution of electricity and gas. From 2012-2013, she worked in Marketing and Distribution for STI Solar Technologie International GmbH, Germany. While there, she was responsible for rolling out new products across Europe.

Tina holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) Value Chain Management from the University of Technology, Chemnitz in Germany and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Management of Energy Utilities from the University of Applied Sciences, Zwickau in Germany, including a semester at the University of Borås in Sweden studying International Marketing and Strategic Marketing.

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Guest Talk: CPRW Architects
Mar
7
4:00 PM16:00

Guest Talk: CPRW Architects

CPRW Architects, invited by Dr. Amirhosein Ghaffarianhoseini, delivered a guest talk to undergrad final-year students at AUT University on Thursday, 07-March-2019 - (16:00-18:00) @ WS 315.   Peta Drayton    Associate   Having had 2 stints, and a total of 11 years, living and working in London, I returned to New Zealand in 2013. I’ve been lucky enough to work with a huge variety of people – clients, consultants and colleagues – which has made my 20 years in architectural practice enlightening and always entertaining. Both in the UK and in NZ I have had the opportunity to work on a range of fantastic projects from larger scale commercial buildings and a house for a premier league footballer, to retail and corporate fitouts and multi-unit residential developments. I love to travel, but in NZ you will find me doing DIY projects, sailing and occasionally dabbling in a new interest in fishing…. all of which need to fit around playing as much tennis as possible.   Luciano Velocci     Ciao. In the 9 years since I graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, I have been involved in all stages of commercial interior design projects from inception through to completion, including functional briefing, envisioning workshops, space planning, developed design documentation and construction observation. I’m believe that I am a proven problem solver and am passionate about achieving high quality design solutions which support client objectives.

CPRW Architects, invited by Dr. Amirhosein Ghaffarianhoseini, delivered a guest talk to undergrad final-year students at AUT University on Thursday, 07-March-2019 - (16:00-18:00) @ WS 315.

Peta Drayton 
Associate

Having had 2 stints, and a total of 11 years, living and working in London, I returned to New Zealand in 2013. I’ve been lucky enough to work with a huge variety of people – clients, consultants and colleagues – which has made my 20 years in architectural practice enlightening and always entertaining.
Both in the UK and in NZ I have had the opportunity to work on a range of fantastic projects from larger scale commercial buildings and a house for a premier league footballer, to retail and corporate fitouts and multi-unit residential developments.
I love to travel, but in NZ you will find me doing DIY projects, sailing and occasionally dabbling in a new interest in fishing…. all of which need to fit around playing as much tennis as possible.

Luciano Velocci 

Ciao. In the 9 years since I graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, I have been involved in all stages of commercial interior design projects from inception through to completion, including functional briefing, envisioning workshops, space planning, developed design documentation and construction observation. I’m believe that I am a proven problem solver and am passionate about achieving high quality design solutions which support client objectives.

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Most read papers
Nov
30
10:00 AM10:00

Most read papers

Three recent papers of Dr. Ali Ghaffarianhoseini and Dr. Amirhosein Ghaffarianhoseini, "SICK BUILDING SYNDROME + INTELLIGENT OR SMART CITIES AND BUILDINGS + WHAT IS AN INTELLIGENT BUILDING?", were featured in CIBSE Intelligent Building Group Newsletter 2018.    CIBSE Intelligent Building Group Newsletter 2018:  https://site.cibworld.nl/dl/publications/CIB_W098_CIBSE_IGB_Newsletter_summer18.pdf

Three recent papers of Dr. Ali Ghaffarianhoseini and Dr. Amirhosein Ghaffarianhoseini, "SICK BUILDING SYNDROME + INTELLIGENT OR SMART CITIES AND BUILDINGS + WHAT IS AN INTELLIGENT BUILDING?", were featured in CIBSE Intelligent Building Group Newsletter 2018.

CIBSE Intelligent Building Group Newsletter 2018: https://site.cibworld.nl/dl/publications/CIB_W098_CIBSE_IGB_Newsletter_summer18.pdf

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Guest Talk: Jasmax
Aug
15
2:30 PM14:30

Guest Talk: Jasmax

Jasmax deliver a guest talk to undergrad final-year students at AUT University on Wednesday, 15-August-2018 - (14:30-16:30) @ WZ501.   Jerome Partington    Sustainability Manager - Associate Principal    Practice Services, Auckland   Jerome is passionate about the environment and has long been an advocate for sustainability. Focused on finding sustainable solutions that meet people’s needs without undermining our society or the bio-system, Jerome is one of the leading sustainability specialists in the country.  He has worked in architectural practice and education for twenty years, with a strong practical construction and technology emphasis. Experience includes many building reuse projects, ecological based design and solar design. He has a wealth of experience in ‘eco’ building materials and systems. His first six years at Jasmax were spent delivering projects in the healthcare, commercial and cultural sectors. Since then he has been developing a strategic, goal led approach to sustainable design and practice, that helps remove barriers and obstacles to success.  As an NZGBC Accredited Professional Jerome offers specific support and advice on Green Star projects and engages in project reviews using JEMS, recently certified to ISO 14001. He provided the sustainable design framework and guided the team to solutions for Te Uru Taumatua, the Tuhoe headquarters, which is targeting Living Building Challenge certification. This will be NZ’s most advanced restorative/ sustainable project.  Jerome‘s role as Sustainability Manager is to ensure Jasmax's designs realise their potential for sustainable outcomes by using the innovative Integrated Sustainable Design (ISD) process which uses a systems world view to optimise outcomes, rather than traditional silo approach. He facilitates ISD sessions to “turbo-charge” projects to ensure it delivers sustainable outcomes.

Jasmax deliver a guest talk to undergrad final-year students at AUT University on Wednesday, 15-August-2018 - (14:30-16:30) @ WZ501.

Jerome Partington

Sustainability Manager - Associate Principal

Practice Services, Auckland

Jerome is passionate about the environment and has long been an advocate for sustainability. Focused on finding sustainable solutions that meet people’s needs without undermining our society or the bio-system, Jerome is one of the leading sustainability specialists in the country.

He has worked in architectural practice and education for twenty years, with a strong practical construction and technology emphasis. Experience includes many building reuse projects, ecological based design and solar design. He has a wealth of experience in ‘eco’ building materials and systems. His first six years at Jasmax were spent delivering projects in the healthcare, commercial and cultural sectors. Since then he has been developing a strategic, goal led approach to sustainable design and practice, that helps remove barriers and obstacles to success.

As an NZGBC Accredited Professional Jerome offers specific support and advice on Green Star projects and engages in project reviews using JEMS, recently certified to ISO 14001. He provided the sustainable design framework and guided the team to solutions for Te Uru Taumatua, the Tuhoe headquarters, which is targeting Living Building Challenge certification. This will be NZ’s most advanced restorative/ sustainable project.

Jerome‘s role as Sustainability Manager is to ensure Jasmax's designs realise their potential for sustainable outcomes by using the innovative Integrated Sustainable Design (ISD) process which uses a systems world view to optimise outcomes, rather than traditional silo approach. He facilitates ISD sessions to “turbo-charge” projects to ensure it delivers sustainable outcomes.

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Keynote Speech: NZAAR
Jan
27
11:00 AM11:00

Keynote Speech: NZAAR

Dr. Amirhosein Ghaffarianhoseini from Auckland University of Technology delivered a keynote speech at the 4th NZAAR International Event Series on Natural and Built Environment, Cities, Sustainability and Advanced Engineering 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Dr. Amirhosein Ghaffarianhoseini from Auckland University of Technology delivered a keynote speech at the 4th NZAAR International Event Series on Natural and Built Environment, Cities, Sustainability and Advanced Engineering 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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