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Materials passport – reimagining how valuable materials are tracked and recycled

A healthy sustainability solution for structural engineers: nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is reused. Traditionally, structural engineers have followed optimisation procedures to reduce material usage, increase the efficiency of designed systems, and consequently reduce negative environmental impacts. Recently, a new procedure, termed ‘healthy sustainability’ has emerged, aimed at creating positive rather than reducing…

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A breakthrough ‘next step’ in Aotearoa’s steel industry and its transition to a low carbon future.

A homegrown solution to steel decarbonisation is on the way in collaboration with industry. HERA has been tracking research being done by Dr Chris Bumby and team at the Robinson Research Institute for some time now. Their works first coming under our radar after they won our industry award for innovation in 2020. At the…

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Resource – HERA’s role in progressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

A wero (challenge) that HERA has recently taken up, is to view our work through the lens of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The output of this review was a report authored by International Institute of Welding (IIW) Fellow, Chris Smallbone; and our CEO, Troy Coyle; which assessed the initiatives HERA has…

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Update – Steel Recycling Report

Steel is a hero of the circular economy: study estimates 85% of Aotearoa’s building and construction steel waste is recycled Earlier this year, HERA published a Steel Recycling Report, which outlined the estimated steel recycling rate in New Zealand. At the time, we indicated that the specific building and construction waste recycling rate was likely…

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Ep. 59 | Jordan Akhurst – inclusion, transformation and collaboration

Dec82021 Social Change Leader, Jordan Akhurst. Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 8 December 2021 | Ep.59 – inclusion, transformation and collaboration In this ‘lockdown’ episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Social Change Leader, Jordan Akhurst. She has an amazing track record for delivering strategies, programs and projects that foster…

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Ep. 58 | Scott Morrison & Laura Coffey – spreading the #sustainablesteel word

Nov242021 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 24 November 2021 | Ep.58 – spreading the #sustainablesteel word In this ‘lockdown’ episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Sustainable Steel Council Board Members – Scott Morrison of Fletchers Steel who is Deputy Chair; and Laura Coffey of Pacific Steel, who is Secretary.…

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Watch the replay: A tikanga Māori approach to creating future-ready and resilient cities

Recently, I listened to a webinar organised by ACE New Zealand titled “A tikanga Māori approach to creating future-ready and resilient cities.” In this “webinar, speakers included Troy Brockbank ((Te Rarawa, Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi) Pou Ārahi Māori – Māori Advisory Lead (Principal) at Pattle Delamore Partners); Rau Hoskins (Director at Design Tribe); Tyrone Newson (Development…

Ep. 57 | Phil Alexander-Crawford & Sam McNaughton – cultural transformation for industry

Nov102021 Hanga Aro Rau WDC CEO, Phil Alexander-Crawford; and Deputy Chief Executive, Samantha McNaughton. Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 10 November 2021 | Ep.57 – cultural transformation for industry In this ‘lockdown’ episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Hanga Aro Rau WDC CEO, Phil Alexander-Crawford; and Deputy Chief Executive,…

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Resource – HERA report shows adoption of construction 4.0 worth $8 billion

Industry 4.0 is driving an unprecedented transformation across global industry, as new technologies promise to save time, boost productivity, reduce waste, expand business models, and be more responsive to fast-changing environments and consumer demands. While companies have the opportunity to position themselves at the forefront of this new Industry 4.0 wave, they can struggle to…

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Ep. 55 | Eldon Reeve & Hilary West-Reeve – removing the ‘fill’ from landfill!

Sep292021 Phoenix Metal Recyclers + Metalman Co-owners: Hilary West-Reeve and Eldon Reeve. Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 29 September 2021 | Ep.55 – removing the ‘fill’ from landfill! In this ‘lockdown’ episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Eldon Reeve and Hilary West-Reeve. They are a duo who are co-owners…