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Building Research Levy and Knowledge Dissemination Investments. Investing in four new programmes to achieve end-to-end solutions

BRANZ is investing a significant allocation of the Building Research Levy in four new programmes of work and knowledge transfer initiatives. The four programmes will develop end-to-end solutions to some of the most pressing issues currently facing the industry, and help provide better buildings for New Zealanders. The four programmes are:

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Scoping two new programmes of work

  1. BRANZ is scoping a Low-Carbon Transition programme to examine climate change and its impact on New Zealand building. Read about the recent workshop
  2. The Keeping People and Buildings Safe from Fire programme aims to identify key components of a fire research programme to solve new and emerging issues.

Every year BRANZ also invests the Building Research Levy in additional research as part of our vision to inspire the industry to provide better buildings for New Zealanders. These include:  

  • Distinct, stand-alone and other levy investment research.
  • Invest in the expertise within universities, Crown research Institutes and independent research providers
  • External providers who submit proposals that address priorities published in our research prospectus
  • Scholars and early-stage researchers pursuing innovative research. 
  • Out-of-cycle research which address urgent research needs.

The Levy in Action document outlines our research investment each year. This includes: 

Previous BRANZ Research

This section outlines stand alone research outside of the four priority programmes.  

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