A Live Guide: How to implement a Circular Economy Model Office

The Circular Economy Model Office (CEMO) Guide is a free and easy-to-use publication from the Sustainable Business Network which shows how to design out waste in commercial builds and refurbishments.

Studio of Pacific Architecture (SPA) were the first in New Zealand to adopt the CEMO guide when refurbishing their office. Come along for an exclusive look at how SPA used the CEMO guidelines successfully and why they recommend it to their clients. Also, hear from predominant organisations who take circular solutions in refurbishment to the next level!

You’ll hear from:

Jon Fraser and Laura Trama from Studio of Pacific Architecture

Jon and Laura will share their learnings on how they tackled the implementation of the CEMO guide. They’ll also share their business case and reveal the pitfalls and business opportunities. 

Jarrod Langstone, Operations Director of Inzide

Jarrod will present on how Interface Carpets are an integral part of the CEMO guide. He’ll also give an update on what New Zealand drivers have made Inzide and Interface a successful early adopter of the Circular Economy.

Katy Cotrell from Economate

Hear about the social enterprise facilitating the diversion of pre-consumer waste from construction projects to the community. Economate helps builders reduce landfill and enables schools to buy less raw material – among other amazing solutions! 

This will be a good opportunity for local councils, design and construction industries to learn more about how to create zero waste streams and how toreuse resources. 

There will be time for a shared discussion on solutions and ideas lead by learnings of the CEMO project implementation.

Drinks and nibbles provided.

Event Type
Date and time
Thursday 1 Aug 2019
Time: 17:30 - 19:30
Venue and Location
Studio Pacific Architecture

74 Cuba Street
#Level 2
Wellington, Wellington 6011

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