Building for Zero - Andrew Eagles, Green Building Council

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Buildings are responsible for around 20 percent of New Zealand’s carbon footprint. Which makes the building sector a critical part of the ambition to be net-zero by 2050. And yet our homes are notoriously damp, cold, and energy inefficient. And get this, the construction sector emits the equivalent of one million cars on the road every year. Who knew? Andrew Eagles does. The chief executive of the NZ Green Building Council spoke to Vincent about what’s going wrong and what’s right in the built environment.

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