Sisam, Nick; Griffiths, Pete
Citation:Sisam , N., and Griffiths, C.P. (2014). Energy Exchange. Xsection, Issue 4, pp.60-66. NOTE: AVAILABLE FROM LINK BELOW http://issuu.com/x.section.magazine/docs/x_section_journal_web_compress/63?e=3564647/10243058
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2996
With increased growth predicted for Auckland, there comes an increase in the energy required to run the city. Auckland is already the country's largest user of electricity. Sustainable hydro electricity generation in NZ is vulnerable to weather fluctuations and the use of fossil fuel based generation is untenable for the future. As a landscape architect this problem opens up areas for research and has the seeds of potential for the combination of open space design and efficient energy use. For example ... what if renewable energy technologies could help us plan cities, suburbs and open space? What if these technologies could be localised within regions? This paper will explore possibilities around using renewable energies as tools to help plan for growth. A specific case study on Waiheke Island in Auckland will be used to test these ideas.