Techfest 2024

Tech Fest 2024 V-Quest Co-Founder Barry Lynch has been invited to speak at the 2024 TechFest in Christchurch New Zealand.  Come listen to him speak about the hidden and missed opportunities to prevent carbon emissions in the built environment. He will speak to the carbon cost tipping point, carbon cost intensity, and the amazing success […]

Our new home!

V-Quest is delighted to announce that we’ve found ourselves a new home. This week we moved into the dynamic 231 High Street office space. 231 is a space that’s empowering tomorrow’s innovators – a Christchurch Gathering Space For Tech, Startups & Sustainability. A proper melting pot of dynamism and forward thinking. With mentors on hand, […]

Bob Burnett Architecture joins our early adopter programme

Bob Burnett Architecture joins the V-Quest early adopter programme. ‍Bob Burnett Architecture began business in 1999, establishing a leading reputation for award winning, energy-efficient, space-efficient designs that are super-sustainable. Exquisite organic architecture that exhibits the fusion of ideas from the two directors; architectural designer, Bob Burnett and Japanese architect, Shizuka Yasui. The firm has won numerous awards for a […]

AHHA joins our early adopter programme

V-Quest are delighted to welcome ahha architects to our early adopter programme. ahha is a team of values-led designers, makers and facilitators. As a social enterprise and multi-disciplinary practice, they work alongside clients, community and iwi to undertake projects of various forms and sizes. They work across architecture, design, education, experimentation and art to reimagine […]

St. Patricks Day – Irish Businesses

Co-founders Barry Lynch and Eoin McLoughlin (both Irish) attended the Irish Business Network New Zealand St. Patricks Day lunch and had a great afternoon discussing possible synergies between Irish businesses’, enterprise and V-Quest. Carbon emissions reduction is a global issue and V-Quest is transferrable to all regions of the world. Our plan is to scale […]

V-Quest Early Adopter Programme

V-Quest needs you! (to take free stuff from us!) We are running and early adopter programme from April – May 2024. How can you reduce carbon in your design and stay on budget? V-Quest does this by integrating carbon, cost and building mass analysis into your existing design process. We can help you optimise your […]

Construction Accord

    V-Quest is pleased to announce that we have joined the New Zealand Construction Accord. The Construction Sector Transformation Plan 2022-2025 (Transformation Plan 2022-2025) is a three-year action plan for change focused on tackling the sector’s systemic challenges whilst building resilience across the industry. V-Quest in joining the Construction Accord has agreed to be […]

Pacific Environments joins our early adopter programme

V-Quest welcomes Pacific Environments to our early adopter programme. Pacific Environments get access to our award winning carbon optimisation tools. V-Quest will integrate into Pacific Environments existing design tools to speed up and automate carbon analysis, allowing them to reduce carbon emissions in their designs, whilst also achieving their clients budget. Pacific Environments NZ Ltd […]

ADNZ Conference 2023

V-Quest attended the Architectural Designers New Zealand conference in windy Wellington. We took a nicely placed stand and set up our kit, signage and demonstration. Barry & Eoin packed up the car and trucked the 6hr drive to Picton and grabbed a Ferry to Wellington, jumped straight into the conference centre and set up for […]

V-Quest identified in Top 10 NZ Tech Companies

V-Quest has been identified as a Top 10 property tech comapanies in New Zealand. The Proptech industry is on the rise in New Zealand, and these pioneering companies are driving the transformation of the real estate landscape. From sustainable construction solutions to streamlined property management, they’re shaping the future of property technology. List of the […]

Callaghan Innovation Backing

V-Quest are again delighted to announce that we have been backed by the New Zealand Government and Callaghan Innovation through the Aroha Trailblazer Grant. The  Ārohia Trailblazer Grant was created to support the very best innovative businesses at the “getting ready to go to market” stage of their innovation’s journey. They’ve done most of the […]

RICS Tech Partnership

V-Quest is thrilled to announce that our carbon optimisation tools have been officially accepted into the RICS Tech partnership program, marking a significant milestone for our company. Being the first Carbon quantification tool to gain acceptance into this esteemed program is truly an honor for us. This partnership holds immense promise for V-Quest’s growth and […]

RICS Innovation Award

  V-QUEST TAKES THE 2023 RICS INNOVATION AWARD V-Quest is thrilled to announce that our Carbon Analysis Tools have been chosen for the prestigious RICS New Zealand 2023 Innovation Award. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is a globally recognised professional body for individuals in the Built Environment, Construction, Land, Property, and Real Estate […]

Woodworks 2023

Following the success of Woodworks 2022, our Co-Founder Barry Lynch received another invitation to present in person at the 2023 conference in Christchurch, New Zealand. This time, Barry showcased the utilization of V-Quest’s carbon optimization tools and how they played a pivotal role in redirecting a project that was already consent-ready. His presentation highlighted the […]

MPI Backing

V-Quest is delighted to announce that we have been approved and have received funding by the New Zealand government and MPI through the Sustainable Foods and Fibres Future fund (SF&FF). SFF Futures supports problem-solving and innovation in New Zealand’s food and fibre sector by co-investing in initiatives that make a positive and lasting difference. They […]

RICS ICMS3 Explained Webinar

Our C0-founder Barry Lynch, presented as part of a panel for the RICS APAC region on the use of ICMS3 in practical use. ICMS 3, the third edition to the International Cost Management Standard (ICMS), is a. global standard for benchmarking and reporting of construction project cost and. carbon, providing a consistent method to be delivered for carbon […]

RICS ANZ Sustainability in Construction Webinar

V-Quest was honored to share insights on sustainable construction methodologies and our expertise during the recent Australasia RICS Sustainability in Construction webinar. Collaborating with key industry players such as Laing O’Rourke, Kainga Ora, and Downer, V-Quest, represented by our co-founder Barry, emphasised the importance of robust tools and processes to facilitate the analysis of carbon […]

NZIQS Carbon Accounting Working Group

  We are excited to announce that our Co-Founder, Barry Lynch, has been invited to join the NZIQS Carbon Accounting Working Group. Barry will bring his extensive expertise in carbon reduction, gained through the development and implementation of the V-Quest Carbon Optimization Tools, to the team. He joins a group of seasoned surveyors, enriching the […]

MPI Mid Rise Wood Construction Programme

  V-Quest is proud to announce that our carbon optimisation tools have been selected as the preferred carbon analysis solution for the Mid Rise Wood Construction Programme by the New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI NZ). This initiative aims to promote the utilisation of locally sourced timber, particularly engineered timber products such as cross laminated […]

Wood Works Conference 2022

    It was a privilege to be invited to speak at the 2022 Woodworks conference, where our Co-founder Barry Lynch, discussed the remarkable progress made within the MPI Mid Rise Wood Construction program, focusing particularly on the Clearwater Quays Project. Constructed with CLT, GLT, and LVL, this project exemplifies innovative timber construction techniques. Due […]