Boost for better buildings thanks to leading New Zealand companies
30 January 2018
International architecture firm Warren and
Mahoney and New Zealand’s top
window and door supplier, Architectural Profiles Ltd (APL), have given a huge
boost to all New Zealanders who want our buildings to be better.
The two highly regarded companies have done
that by becoming corporate sponsors of the New Zealand Green Building Council –
the nation’s champions for better, healthier buildings.
APL and Warren and Mahoney are joining Bayleys
Real Estate and paint pioneers Resene as the primary corporate backers of New
Zealand’s leading sustainable building organisation.
John Coop, chair of Warren and Mahoney, said:
“At Warren and Mahoney, our buildings are designed to perform. And there’s no
way we can do that without putting sustainability, the health of building
occupants, and the inevitable shift to zero carbon, at the heart of what we do.
That’s why we’re very happy to become a corporate sponsor of the New Zealand
Green Building Council. Together, we’re making our buildings better.”
Craig Vincent, chief executive officer of
APL, said: “Here at APL we pride ourselves on designing and developing high
quality windows and doors. We acknowledge that our product can assist in the
overall health of a home or building by providing a higher thermal efficiency,
ventilation and light. Aligning ourselves with the New Zealand Green Building
Council therefore made total sense. They are doing great work in the building
industry to make our homes and buildings better. We are excited to be involved.”
Andrew Eagles, chief executive of the New
Zealand Green Building Council, said: “Thanks to APL and Warren and Mahoney,
the growing movement to make our buildings better just got a big boost.
“These two companies are leaders in their
respective sectors, and their welcome commitment to more sustainable buildings
really shows the progressive shift towards healthier, greener buildings in New
Zealand. Going green is mainstream.”
Warren and Mahoney Architects believe
in the importance of environmental context and local
culture in creating design identity and stronger communities. It is a
multi-disciplinary practice whose core services include property strategy,
architecture, interior and urban design. Founded in 1955, the practice today
employs almost 300 staff across seven integrated studios: Christchurch,
Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Queenstown, Sydney and Melbourne.
APL is the parent company of New Zealand’s popular window
Window Systems, First Windows & Doors and Vantage Windows & Doors.
Their head office is in Hamilton where they
maintain a major design, manufacturing, warehousing facility and distribution
centre, distributing to over 70 manufacturers around the country. APL was
started in 1971, is family owned and operated and has grown to become New
Zealand’s leading window supplier, offering a range of residential and
commercial window systems, including energy-efficient ThermalHEART and Klima
products, the APL Architectural Series, Metro Series and the Smartwood