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CONS5003 – Environment

Module code
Module title
The aim of this course is to develop knowledge and skills to evaluate site and building limitations including environmental impacts and sustainable methods of construction.
  • NZ2416
  • NZ2420
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
- Identify implications of site limitations including evaluation of existing buildings.
- Analyse the environmental impact of design and construction techniques.
- Evaluate examples of sustainable design and construction practice.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this course employs an achievement-based grading scheme. Aakonga will be advised of all matters relating to summative assessment prior to the start of the course.
- Site limitations and existing buildings: Feasibility study - building limitations, future site use and development, evaluation of existing buildings. Overview of Resource Management Act and district/unitary plan.
- Environmental impact: identification of internal and external environmental aspects and their potential impact on a range of building types, including construction methods and provision for services. Environmental impacts of construction activity such as consumption of non-renewable resources and the creation of waste streams.
- Sustainable design and construction practice: sustainable design and construction techniques including methods for evaluating buildings’ sustainability such as Green Star ratings, cost implication guidelines and regulatory requirements.
Learning and Teaching Resource
All required and recommended resources are advised to aakonga via course outlines.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning and teaching activities will employ a range of elements drawn from approved methods to align with the context of the learning (delivery mode, regional specific requirement, etc.) and any particular needs of the group of aakonga.

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