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Thursday, May 2 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Changing Perceptions in the Tourism Accommodation Industry

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Set against one of New Zealand's most stunning natural backdrops, Camp Glenorchy has been created with beauty, comfort and sensory delight in mind whilst achieving Zero Energy in operation. Designed to challenge preconceptions that sustainability within tourism accommodation infers sacrifice, this session offers opportunities to learn how collaboration technically and creatively can create the potential to instigate change. In this session you will hear from the visionaries behind Camp Glenorchy, academic research, the technical team and the operations team behind New Zealand’s first Zero Energy visitor accommodation in an informal presentation with opportunity for Q&A.

This session will provide a broad cross section of insight into how a project has created a thriving hub within a small rural community, created financial growth and an abundance of rich experiences for visitors. Hear from the visionary couple behind the idea for Camp Glenorchy, stories of collaboration amongst a community and between the community and the design/construction team. Debbi will talk to the aesthetic vision for the campsite, the use of local artists and craftspeople, recycled materials and how inspiration was drawn from the natural patterns and place based relationships in the Glenorchy environs.

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 1.5 LFA credits
  • 1.5 AIA LU|HSW credits

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Debbi Brainerd

Founder and Visionary, The Headwaters
Debbi is passionate about beauty and the guest experience, and her vision has resulted in a warm, welcoming environment at Camp Glenorchy, featuring the work of local artists and craftspeople that bring heart and soul to the project. Prior to creating Camp Glenorchy, Debbi and Paul... Read More →
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Paul Brainerd

Founder and Visionary, The Headwaters
Paul created the technical vision for Camp Glenorchy as a demonstrable example of how tourism accommodation can make a paradigm shift towards sustainable design and operation without compromise on comfort. As well as founder of the Brainerd Foundation, Paul is a founding member of... Read More →
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Ailsa Carroll

Sustainability Coordinator, The Headwaters
Ailsa is the Sustainability Coordinator at The Headwaters, a sustainability-focused accommodation and retail destination in Glenorchy, New Zealand. As a part of her role, she is the onsite lead for Camp Glenorchy's pursuit of Petal accreditation, the associated monitoring, and the... Read More →
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Tricia Love

Director, Tricia Love Consultants Ltd
Tricia is a mechanical services engineer with 25 years experience in the construction sector who has been immersed exclusively for the last 6 years designing and facilitating certified or aspiring Living Buildings within New Zealand. She has been the lead sustainability consultant... Read More →

Thursday May 2, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Willapa Room #512