This attitude is not new. There will always be those who devalue the importance of verification and validation. But choosing Green Star is not like opting for a ‘designer label’. It is independent proof that a building’s owner – whether that’s an institutional investor or the taxpayer – got what they paid for.
With the New Zealand economy back in growth mode and development activity gathering momentum, sustainable buildings and Green Star ratings are back on the radar again.
High-performance green buildings
A news standard is being developed for new buildings on Auckland's Waterfront.
Living Futures NZ Collaborative
Tuesday 5 November, 3.00pm-4.15pm
New Zealand Green Building Council director of knowledge and leadership, Rohan Bush, says there is a long way to go to ensure Christchurch becomes a truly environmentally focused city.
Green buildings provide better investment returns to their owners, the World Green Building Council says.
To celebrate World Green Building Week 2013, two of New Zealand’s most sustainably designed, and highest-performing buildings are opening free to the public.
One of New Zealand’s most iconic sustainable buildings has achieved a ‘market leading’ NABERSNZ rating for energy performance.
The Meridian building on Wellington’s waterfront has achieved a 5.5 star base building rating, which is the highest to be awarded under the 6-star scheme.