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Duration: 1 hour approx

NOTE: This webinar was sponsored by LGNZ and is offered free of charge. Originally aired on 6 March 2019, this webinar is offered on-demand on our EquiPTV platform.

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The best healthy home elixir:  Mixing eco-design with bespoke social support systems

How do we maximise home performance and social resources to a create warm, dry and energy efficient home environment to suit any budget?

Webinar Purpose

Many have expertise in high-performance buildings and others have fluency in bridging gaps in funding and operational delivery of social policy, but rarely do you have the chance to bind these two together to cover a broad spectrum of associated but not necessarily linked housing issues. 

Incorporating holistic expertise and social system nous, Nelson Lebo, Natalia Taurima-Hinton, and LGNZ's own Tom Simonson discuss the design and social frameworks that provide a high return on housing investment.  

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • identify and prioritise resources and options for new build and renovation improvements to make a home healthier;
  • have starting points and ideas for bridging those in high need of basic necessities with providers;
  • understand criteria for design and delivery of healthy home outputs that align with planned physical and social outcomes within a budget.

Recommended Audience

This webinar is suitable for council staff, council management, and elected members.

About the Presenters

Nelson Lebo - Palmerston North City Council

Nelson works at Palmerston North City Council as the Eco-design Advisor.  He has a background of a Ph.D. in science education, is an avid renovator of old homes and loves thinking and talking about good design.  He has been an educator for more than 30 years, and has completed over 2,000 home consultations over the past seven years.

Natalia Taurima-Hinton - Hutt Valley DHB

Natalia (Tali) works at the Hutt Valley DHB. She has over 20 years of experience working in government agencies, the NGO sector, and with Māori organisations, such as the Manūkau Urban Māori Authority (MUMA).  Tali is absolutely committed to warmer, drier and safer whare for whanau.

Useful links

Date updated: 6 March 2019