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dc.contributor.authorHall, Min
dc.contributor.editorMarc Aurel Schnabel
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this paper is to present the case for further research into using a broader range of bio‐based materials, specifically straw, for construction in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is predominantly a literature review providing the background for more detailed research and for speculation on how a new low carbon building material, might be integrated into mainstream construction over the next 50 years. Reflection on a previous attempt to introduce an uncommon building material, soil cement, into mainstream construction 70 years ago aims to provide insight into factors beyond the scientific that could affect the success or failure of a contemporary proposition. The proposed research would follow the lines of enquiry introduced in this paper:  interrogation of the different methodologies involved in measuring embodied CO₂ emissions,  engagement with researchers and farmers to gain an understanding of the grain growing methodology in Aotearoa New Zealand,  analysis of overseas prefabricated straw construction techniques. Engagement with the prefabrication industry in New Zealand is not covered in this paper but would be part of the proposed research.en_NZ
dc.publisherArchitectural Science Association (ANZAScA)en_NZ
dc.rights© 2017 – All rights reserved and published by The Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Australiaen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectdomestic architectureen_NZ
dc.subjectclimate changeen_NZ
dc.subjectstraw bale housesen_NZ
dc.subjectembodied energyen_NZ
dc.subjectState Housing in New Zealand (1949)en_NZ
dc.subjectFirth, Cedric (1908-1994)en_NZ
dc.subjectsustainable housingen_NZ
dc.subjectbuilding materialsen_NZ
dc.titleLess and more in Aotearoa New Zealand : more houses and less CO₂ emissionsen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120104 Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationHall, M. (2017, December). Less and more in Aotearoa New Zealand: More houses and less CO₂ emissions, In M. A. Schnabel (ed), Back to the Future: The Next 50 Years, (51st International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA)), Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), pp. 200-217.en_NZ
unitec.conference.titleBack to the future: the next 50 years ASA2017en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgArchitectural Science Association (ANZAScA)en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgSchool of Architecture, University of Victoria, Wellington, New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.conference.locationWellington, New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.publication.placeWellington, New Zealanden_NZ

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