The Green Star NZ suite of rating tools was designed as a three-stage process to match the key phases in a building life cycle - Design > Built > Performance. Now that Design and Built tools are available for office, education and industrial buildings, we are focusing on developing a Performance tool.
The Performance tool is critical to driving the building and property sectors to greater levels of performance and efficiency. The tool will play a key role in ensuring the initiatives implemented during design and construction of new buildings and refurbishments, are delivering actual savings. In addition to providing essential information to close the loop on building design and performance, it is also expected that this tool will be taken up by existing building owners, occupiers and managers as a benchmarking and decision-making tool.
In July 2009 the NZGBC held stakeholder workshops to seek initial input to the direction of the Performance rating tool. The central feedback from these workshops was that the tool should:
As the first stage of addressing building performance, we are working in partnership with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) to bring the Office Energy component of the NABERS (National Australian Built Environment Rating Scheme) scheme to New Zealand. We expect the NZ NABERS Office Energy tool to be available by early 2013.
We are seeking expressions of interest from organisations seeking to adopt a market leadership position in relation to building performance. To discuss the options further please contact us.