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Keith Huntington provides professional services in Sustainable Architecture, as well as Mediation, and Construction Contracts Act adjudication dispute resolution services.  The architectural consultancy ranges from energy usage design modelling, (using AccuRateNZ), for both code compliance and to minimize network energy usage, through sustainable building design to forensic architectural investigations and expert evidence investigations.    

Keith is a New Zealand (RAB#1372) and United Kingdom (#043613E) Registered Architect in private practice who in 1991 established Dispute Settlement Associates to undertake commercial mediations, and later Construction Contracts Act adjudications.  He is a Fellow of both the New Zealand Institute of Architects and the Arbitrators' & Mediators' Institute of NZ, and is on the AMINZ Panel of Mediators and their List of CCAct Adjudicators.  He is also a member of LEADR's Panel of Advanced Mediators.

Keith's architectural career began with a Ministry of Works educational scholarship to Auckland University and he worked in both Head and Wellington District Offices of the MoW so as to gain N.Z. registration before travelling to England in the 1970's for three years.  While in England he gained UK architect registration.  He returned to work for Tse Group Ltd before joining Toomath Wilson Irvine Anderson Ltd which later reformed into Toomath Irvine Huntington Ltd.

While in london Keith undertook studies in arbitration and later, in New Zealand, he gained a Diploma of Business Studies (Dispute resolution) and studied to become an Adjudicator for Construction Contracts Act 2002 Adjudications.

Through Ecorate Ltd Keith provides a range of professional services relating to sustainability building, including NZ Building Code-H1 (Energy Efficiency) Compliance analysis, minimizing energy usage in buildings through their design, and is able to provide objective analysis of passive design effectiveness using AccuRateNZ computer modelling.  He also a NZ Green Building Council accredited Homestar™ Practitioner and Assessor, (Reg# 6868).

Keith is able to provide comment, advice and assessments regarding compliance under the new Auckland City Unitary Plan, (as notified on 30th September 2013), of any development of 5 or more dwellings which now are required to achieve a Homestar™ 6-Star rating, or equivalent.  This is not a simple linear process, but rather involves the juggling of multiple variables.

Resource Management Act - Independent Commissioner.  Keith is included on the Ministry for the Enviroment's list of "Making Good Decisions Certificate Holders: Non Local Body Elected Members".

CONTACT DETAILS:    Please feel free to contact Keith for his C.V. and summary of experience.

Keith Huntington - B.Arch, Dip.Urb.Val, Dip Bus.Stud(Disp.Res), FNZIA, FAMINZ(Med), LEADR Registered Architect (RAB# 1372) and NZGBC Homestar™ Practitioner & Assessor (reg# 6868)