Those listening closely at this week’s Green Property Summit in Auckland would have picked up on a growing desire to accelerate the pace of change, complementing New Zealand’s maturing acceptance of what can be achieved by scaling up green building developments.
Urban redevelopment, seismicity (now there's an awkward word), sustainability and productivity will be the key themes of the 2013 Green Property Summit showcasing the latest in green building practices from international and national industry leaders.
It started with four architectural students and an undergraduate design project in 2009, progressed to an international design competition, and now, a range of quick-build design-minded, energy-efficient houses any Kiwi would be proud of.
Office buildings with a ‘Green Star’ rating outperformed non-rated buildings, in the year to September 2012, according to the newly established Green Property Investment Index.
Environmentally-conscious business owners and schools can now buy peace of mind with an insurance policy that covers five-star green standard reconstruction – a first in New Zealand.
The spotlight is firmly on sustainable design this week, thanks to World Green Building Week, spearheaded locally by the New Zealand Green Building Council and 90 Green Building Councils.
One hundred percent fresh air, a machine that parks your car for you, and an office that stays cool without air conditioning – the future is here, and if the Geyser building in Parnell is anything to go by, it’s going to be very green.
Global green expert Jason Jason F. McLennan is in town next month to lead a workshop on green building.
No, it's not a giant slinky, though the comparison seems inevitable. Russian architect Alexander Remizov has released his design for what he calls ‘The Ark’, a building he says attempts to answer the “challenges of our time”, like extreme environmental conditions and climate change.
Telecom employees, currently scattered across five locations in Auckland, are set to unite in a greener space, with its new building—Telecom Place—being awarded a Five Star Green Rating by the Green Building Council, in partnership with building partners, Manson Group. Its greener building features include...