New Dunedin district plan takes steps towards climate adaptation

New Dunedin district plan takes steps towards climate adaptation

After years of discussion and development Dunedin’s Second Generation District Plan (#2GP) was released today.  The 2GP will impact the shape of our city and our community and it will affect how we do things for years to come.  Early reports, including this one on Radio NZ, suggest that decision makers have understood the need toRead more about New Dunedin district plan takes steps towards climate adaptation[…]

The personal side of climate safe housing

The personal side of climate safe housing

The Climate Safe House project is about adaptation, resilience, and community.  We have all seen the reports of rising sea levels and increased intensity and frequency of adverse events.   This short video on the climate safe house project, produced by local filmmaker Sue Marshall and funded by BRCT, reminds us of the people behind theRead more about The personal side of climate safe housing[…]

Harnessing passion for greater good

Harnessing passion for greater good

Like all communities, Blueskin Bay has a diverse range of opinions and interests. That diversity makes our place rich. We’re wealthy in terms of social engagement and participation in #climateaction. But can we harness that passion to push harder, to make a bigger difference, to take informed action? At the Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust we’reRead more about Harnessing passion for greater good[…]

Top line Formance building technology for Climate Safe House project

Top line Formance building technology for Climate Safe House project

Christchurch based Formance limited has joined the Climate Safe House project and will supply the SIPS panels to be used in construction. The Formance Structural Insulated Panel System (SIPS) is the New Zealand certified version of the popular SIP from North America, with very high insulation value and able to be rapidly constructed, while allowingRead more about Top line Formance building technology for Climate Safe House project[…]

Fulton Hogan comes on board with practical assistance.

Fulton Hogan comes on board with practical assistance.

Fulton Hogan Dunedin has joined the Climate Safe House project with a commitment to assist with the transportation of our relocatable prototype climate safe house from its construction site at the Otago Polytechic to its foundations in Blueskin Bay. One of the design requirements for the Climate Safe House is that it be readily movableRead more about Fulton Hogan comes on board with practical assistance.[…]

BRANZ offers partnership in the Climate Safe House project

BRANZ offers partnership in the Climate Safe House project

BRCT is excited to announce that BRANZ has come on board to support the Climate Safe House project.  BRANZ Senior Social Scientist, Dr Casimir MacGregor, noted that the “Climate Safe House project provides an innovative and timely way to communicate building and climate science to the public through the co-creation of research that explores and providesRead more about BRANZ offers partnership in the Climate Safe House project[…]

Climate Safe Housing can help New Zealand’s affordable housing shortage

Climate Safe Housing can help New Zealand’s affordable housing shortage

We’ve got to be a lot smarter in our new builds, not only for affordable ‘Kiwi Build’, but also for climate safe housing.  In this RNZ interview Auckland housing strategist Leonie Freeman identifies the need to break down silos, build collaboration so the “whole sector group can work together to sort out […] blockages”.  ThisRead more about Climate Safe Housing can help New Zealand’s affordable housing shortage[…]

Climate change: what to do?

Climate change: what to do?

As our Dunedin City Council considers what projects to prioritise over the next 10 years during Long Term Plan deliberations it is useful to consider what we can do.  Climate change is here and we have entered the Long Emergency.  Already we can participate and co-create a more resilient local electricity network (www.ben.p2power.co.nz) for Dunedin’s Northern Districts,Read more about Climate change: what to do?[…]

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