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dc.contributor.authorByrd, Hugh
dc.description.abstractAs the climate warms, we use more electricity for cooling, causing more carbon emissions, causing the climate to warm further causing the use of more electricity for cooling and so on. This presentation looks at past and recent policies of energy efficiency for the cooling of buildings and asks the difficult questions of why it took almost 30 years to question our energy efficiency standards; why does NZ have some of the lowest energy efficiency standards in the OECD; why do we have no specific data on energy used for cooling in NZ; why do we have some of the highest electricity prices in OECD; why are households in fuel poverty subsidizing the cost of cooling commercial buildings? Why do current policies show little respect to our climate emergency? Building Codes for Commercial Buildings Commercial buildings actual cooling demand New Zealand’s Institutions “Stifling Innovation” Why there is no cost incentive to improve standards for commercial buildingsen_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectbuilding energy efficiencyen_NZ
dc.subjectcommercial buildingsen_NZ
dc.subjectbuilding code policyen_NZ
dc.subjectenergy efficiencyen_NZ
dc.subjectclimate changeen_NZ
dc.subjectelectricity pricesen_NZ
dc.titleKeynote Speech 4: Cooling is the new heating: NZ’s self-denial.en_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Oral Presentationen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden330206 Building science, technologies and systemsen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden440799 Policy and administration not elsewhere classifieden_NZ
dc.subject.marsden330110 Sustainable architectureen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationByrd, H. (2022, February). Keynote Speech 4: Cooling is the new heating: NZ’s self-denial. Paper presented at the 7th New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium 2022, Massey Universityy, Auckland.en_NZ
unitec.publication.title7th New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium 2022, Massey Universityen_NZ
unitec.conference.title7th New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium 2022 (NZBERS 2022)en_NZ
unitec.conference.locationMassey University, Aucklanden_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ

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