Submission to Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment on the Building for Climate Change Framework

As a group of professional engineers, Engineers for Social Responsibility Inc strongly endorses MBIE's commitment to meet the government's Carbon Zero targets by 2050, and the implementation of changes to our Building Consent regulations that will improve operational efficiencies and reduce lifecycle carbon emissions from New Zealand's building stock.

We endorse most of the proposals made in MBIE's consultation documents titles "Whole-of-Life Embodied Carbon Emissions Reduction Framework" and "Transforming Operational Efficiency."

More importantly, we would like to draw attention to several insights from the emerging field of Transition Engineering which highlight three improvement opportunities associated with the "Building for Climate Change" framework as currently proposed.

Submission to the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill
Submission on the Climate Change Commission's Recommendations