Events & CPD Points

Events & CPD Points

Years 2023 - 2024

Future of the Building Code for Glass (Tuelo webinar)

Date: March 2024

Watch the replay of this Tuelo webinar (note you will need to sign up to Tuelo to view).

Watch Replay
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Speakers Rahul Jain - Metro Technical Manger
Adaleen Griffiths - Metro National Sales Manager

Windows and Doors remain a key design element when considering a building’s comfort level. Glass comprises the largest surface area of a window and therefore it is the major contributor to its performance.

It’s popularity as a building material is growing and our expectation is that code changes are likely to continue to ensure best practice. Recent H1 changes to the Building Code have improved thermal insulation, mostly by reducing U-values required from the glass component of a window.

However, we are starting to see the unintended consequences of overheating in the warmer regions over summer. Overseas information and proven practices suggest G7 as an acceptable solution could be improved.

Learning outcomes:

  • How the latest coatings affect the thermal performance of the glass

  • What other factors in an insulated glass unit (IGU) affect the thermal ratings and other performance values

  • The international trends and changes in glass that we can learn from in NZ

  • How we can deal with and mitigate the new unintended consequences of code changes Eg overheating

Is glass selection the rocket science of building today?

Date: Wellington Tuesday 7th November 2023, 5pm to 8pm

NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED - register below to join the wait list.

Wharewaka Function Centre (Matiu Room), 2 Taranaki Street, Waterfront, Wellington. 

Timing: 5.00pm Registrations (drinks and nibbles)  / 5.45pm Speakers starting

CPD points are available for this event.

Jungle view from living room with large window, glass windows and sliding door in forest

Windows remain a critical area for addressing heat loss or gain in our buildings, with glass being the largest contributing factor. Recent advancements in glass technology and thermal coatings, along with various types of insulated glass units, have transformed the landscape. What do the latest numbers tell us about the impact of these changes? How can we continue to reduce carbon emissions and lower both environmental and financial costs through innovative solutions?

Join us to hear from our highly qualified guest speakers who will share their targeted research and insights into these rapidly evolving topics.

Discover the data, solutions, and strategies that are shaping the future of energy-efficient building design.

Guest Speakers

Jason Quinn is an ex NASA engineer who was taken aback by the poor housing quality when he moved to New Zealand. He has a passion for improving home performance, a motivation sparked by his personal experience of renovating his own home. His business ‘’Sustainable Engineering’’ leverages his extensive knowledge and specific modelling data to assist the design community toward better built-in performance when designing homes. 

Photo of team member Jason Quinn

Key learnings

  • Understanding the effects glass selection has on thermal comfort and solar heat gain, in relation to building types and climate zones – through predictive thermal modelling.

  • Knowledge of the performance difference between double and triple glazing with coated glass incorporated into the units.

  • Analysis of the impact on the homeowner when specifying Low E coating onto surface 2 or 3 of a double-glazed unit.

Emily Newmarch is an inspiring young leader who is passionate about driving change globally through sustainable design. Embedded as a Low Carbon Design Specialist at Warren & Mahoney, with a remarkable journey spanning across continents, Emily will share her insights from speaking in the USA, Hong Kong, Italy, and Australia. The ambition of her recent PhD was to explore embodied carbon emissions through a poetic and practical lens to find innovative solutions for New Zealand buildings. She is also an award winner and published author.

Photo of team member Emily Newmarch

Key Learnings:

  • Insight into the global conversation on carbon and reducing emissions.

Explore an overview of some of the best available technologies for full life cycle designing.

Expert Panel Discussion and Questions

Following our guest speakers presentations, we will have an expert panel discussion with questions from the audience. The panels members will include Jason Quinn, Emily Newmarch and Metro's very own Rahul Jain – Technical Specialist for Architectural Glass, with over 25 years of international glass experience.

Rahul Jain - an experienced engineer with over 25 years in the value-added glass field, has worked in key roles at Emirates Glass LLC, DDG Glass in Malaysia, and is currently the head of technical at Metro Glass. He is often sought after by governing bodies for his expert opinion and depth of knowledge in glass internationally. He has a background in quality assurance and process excellence, with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, and a Masters in Economics. He is well-prepared to handle challenges in the ever-changing glass industry and share his valuable insights.

Photo of team member Rahul Jain

REGISTER HERE by Friday 20th October to secure your spot.
*Spaces are limited, due to being an in-person event.

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Eden Park VIP event - the power of partnership

Date: 22 June 2023

  • Join Metro Glass for an exclusive behind the scenes breakfast, at the iconic Eden Park Changing Rooms.

  • Gain valuable insights from Metro Glass and hear from legendary former All Blacks about leadership and what it takes to win.

Metro glass at a vip event at Eden Park
Metro Glass team on Eden Park on the pitch

Years 2020-2022

Metro Glass Architectural Inspirations Series - Part 3

Date: Events held Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch February/March 2020

Number Three in a Series - Kjetil Traedal Thorsen

Futuristic structure made of reflective glass

Photo Credit: Tverrfjellhytta - Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion © OHG 2010.

Architectural Practice - Snøhetta Oslo, Norway

Watch the presentations here:

Highlights Video

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Metro Glass Architectural Inspirations Series - Part 2

Date: Events held Auckland, Christchurch July 2020

Architectural design of the Markthal

Photo Credit: The Markthal

Architectural Practice - MVRDV, The Netherlands.

Watch the presentations here:

Highlights Video

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Metro Glass Architectural Inspirations Series - Part 1

Architectural Practice - Enrique Norten, Ten Arquitectos

Photo Credit: Rutgers Business School

Architectural drawing of Rutgers Business school


Explore Metro's advanced Low E double or triple glazing range for superior performance. Contact us today to discuss the ideal glass solution for your project on 0800 545 800