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Congratulations everyone involved in the Sustainable Habitat Challenge

November 23, 2009

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I had the honour of being the warm-up act at the Sustainable Habitat Challenge Awards dinner on Friday (see ODT list of winners).    It was a fantastic night, and not just because of the wine, music and train ride. The projects described were fabulous.    Although I appreciated the “alternative” buildings, the ones I enjoyed […]

Two speakers from Shac Symposium

November 20, 2009

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I’m at the Shac Symposium today.   This is the final act of the Sustainable Habitat Challenge (for this round at least).    Nine teams from around the country have developed housing that is “simple, affordable, efficient, adaptable and desirable.  Sustainable, in a word”. Early in the development of Shac I went to the Solar Decathlon and […]

Update from our friends at SHAC

December 4, 2008

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Here’s an update from SHAC:  (more detail and lots of pictures in pdf). The goal of sustainable housing for all New Zealanders got a step closer this week.  Ten teams of students and professionals released their first peak at designs for a variety of sustainable homes.  The Sustainable Habitat Challenge teams will begin their projects […]

Sustainability at the student showcases – Team Dunedin

November 24, 2008

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  Team Dunedin exhibit at Excite We were doing the Excite thing on Saturday.   In L-block Phillip Ballard was showing off the Team Dunedin design for Shac. The aim of the  Team Dunedin house is to “mainstream sustainable building and living using our houses built on campus”. Team Dunedin is designing and building a […]

Formal launch of Sustainable Habitat Challenge

February 25, 2008

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Last week we formally launched the Sustainable Habitat Challenge (see earlier posts). Here’s the website. Here’s the newspaper. Here’s the video of the launch (Alistair and Tim and Q&A)…

Sustainable Habitat Challenge

August 15, 2007

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The Sustainable Habitat Challenge, or SHaC 09 is a national (New Zealand) challenge for tertiary organisations that aims to develop sustainable solutions. In short: teams of students and their lecturers will research, design and build a new sustainable house over a period of 18 months, to be finished in November 2009. Why am I telling […]