Local council sustainable building barriers and incentives: Auckland City case study

Lois Easton, David Mead, Chloe Trenouth, David Fullbrook, Patrick Arnold.

A review of the potential barriers to sustainable building within Auckland City Council’s planning and regulatory framework, and the incentives offered by the Council has been undertaken as a case study of the local Council environment. The consenting process for a number of examples of actual sustainable buildings was also examined. From the analysis, ways in which the barriers to sustainable building can be overcome and their potential effectiveness are provided.