Better Performance. Better Buildings. The Launch of Green Star Performance.
This event saw the launch of a ground-breaking
product, transforming New Zealand buildings for the better.
The New Zealand Green Building Council officially launched an innovative mechanism, called
Green Star Performance, which, for the very first time,
allows a comprehensive, independent environmental and efficiency verification of
New Zealand’s existing buildings.
Watch a large property owner in Australia, Frasers Property explaining how Green Star Performance provides real value to their business and is now undertaken routinely. Marine Calmettes talks about achieving a portfolio rating on 55 buildings in less than 3 months.
Green Star Performance was unveiled
at a special event in Auckland, featuring speakers from leading businesses
and property organisations.
The speakers included:
Councillor Penny Hulse, represents Auckland's Waitākere Ward and is Chair of the Environment and Community Committee
The Economics of Sustainability
Sharon Zollner, Chief Economist at ANZ
The market is shifting. A general economic update.
Before joining ANZ, Sharon worked at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and the central bank of Norway. At ANZ, she has developed an economic indicator based on traffic flow data, called the ANZ truckometer. Sharon talked about the economics of sustainability.
Green Bonds + Climate Bonds
Eliza Mathews, Associate
Director, Sustainable Finance Solutions at ANZ
Green bonds are big news. Eliza explained out how they work, and how
you can make them work for your business and your buildings.
The importance of getting the temperature right
Ross Liston, Associate Director, Advisory,
Risk, Health & Safety and Sustainability at KPMG New Zealand
The concepts of ‘sustainability’, ‘climate change’ and the ‘Paris agreement’ are part of the modern lexicon, from Board Agendas to scrawled graffiti.
While various debates rage on around its true significance, one would be hard pressed to dismiss the impact of economic, social and environmental forces in transforming the business landscape. But how exactly is this relevant to our day-to-day activities and the true value of the businesses?
Ross Liston, from KPMG, talked to these concepts and referred to case studies to show how businesses impose costs on society for which they haven’t accounted and create benefits for society for which they have not been fully compensated. Equipped with this understanding you will be better positioned to develop effective response strategies that protect and create value for your business, your shareholders and society.
Transforming New Zealand buildings for
Sam Archer, Director
of Market Transformation NZGBC, Nicole Sullivan Senior Manager - Green Star
Solutions GBCA, Connal Townsend CEO PCNZ
official launch of Green Star Performance, a ground-breaking product that will
transform New Zealand’s buildings for the better.
Leading the Green Star Solutions team, Nicole is responsible for Green Star certification and technical development of the rating system. With a combination of technical expertise and marketing experience, Nicole is able to communicate the complexities of sustainable design and construction in accessible language that resonates with customers. She is focused on maintaining the integrity of Green Star ratings while providing a flexible customer experience.
Sam Archer is a Sustainability Consultant and Mechanical Engineer with over 18 years experience in the Construction Industry. Moving to New Zealand in July 2014 he is now Director Market Transformation at the New Zealand Green Building Council with a responsibility for running the sustainability and energy assessment tools - Green Star, Homestar and NABERSNZ.
A vision for a more sustainable future
David Staker, Group
Marketing Manager, Temperzone
David shared Temperzone’s vision and explained how
its products are evolving to offer users complete control of their environment.
David Staker is at the
forefront of helping create this type of sustainable future. As group marketing
manager for Temperzone, he’s responsible for leading the company’s product
management and marketing teams in their quest to develop a range of advanced air
Case study: bringing it all together
General Manager - Building Services, Senior Technical Director - Building
Brendon took the audience through trends in sustainable building design and operation.
Brendon leads the Beca Building Services teams across Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and has a passion for large, complex projects. With over 20 years of experience, Brendon discussed the increasing performance of buildings.
Sustainable revolution, how to make it
Facilitator: Rod Oram
In front of an audience of
business leaders, the panel, chaired by respected economics journalist Rod
Oram, discussed the immediate challenges facing our buildings and urban
How does the building sector
react to the complicated and interwoven challenges presented by growing density
in our towns and cities, a rapid necessity to shift towards a zero carbon,
sustainable future, our international climate change obligations under the
Paris Agreement, and a greater need than ever before for quality buildings?
Connal Townsend, Chief Executive, Property Council New Zealand
Dr Lee Bint, Sustainable Building Scientist BRANZ
Gillian Wess, Chief Executive, FMANZ
John Mauro, Chief Sustainability Officer, Auckland Council
Andrew Eagles, Chief Executive Officer, New Zealand Green
Green Star Performance can be used for all buildings
including retail, industrial, educational, healthcare, public buildings and
offices. It has been designed to be used across building portfolios too. If
you have a building, Green Star Performance can help you.
The new rating tool takes into account several categories,
including energy, water and materials.
Green Star Performance will help building owners,
operators and occupants to measure and monitor the efficiency and impacts of
their buildings, and take practical action to improve.
And the benefits of Green Star Performance are numerous,
including higher returns on investment, reduced operating costs, increased
productivity, health improvements, and consumer demand and brand image.
To find out more, register to come along to
the launch of this critical, industry-transforming tool.
CPD Points available
New Zealand Institute of Architects: 60 Points
Architectural Designers NZ: 8 Points
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