Title of Project: New Zealand construction industry’s perspective towards zero-carbon buildings
My name is Nidhin Bindhu Kumari Sreekandan Nair, and I am currently completing the Master’s in Construction (Construction Project Management) course at Massey University. My supervisor for this research is Dr Niluka Domingo, Senior Lecturer in Quantity Surveying, Doctoral Supervisor, School of Built Environment
Invitation and Research description.
I would like to invite you to participate in this research to analyse the readiness of the construction industry in implementing zero-carbon buildings. This study will also examine the awareness of industry professionals about the zero-carbon policies and their familiarity and experience in the zero-carbon tools and resources.
New Zealand is also committed to some of the international agreements and the government sets a domestic target to become carbon neutral by 2050. The construction industry needs to play a huge role in supporting the government to fulfil the targets and commitments. As the construction industry accounts for 20 per cent of the country’s carbon footprint it requires a transition toward zero-carbon building practices. Now is the time to shift from the conventional practices and this research will analyse the readiness of industry in implementing zero-carbon buildings in New Zealand.