The 5 Green Star Meridian Building sets a new benchmark for energy efficiency and sustainable building practice in commercial office property. This Pathfinder project case study offers lessons that could be useful for other projects.
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In this urban Hamilton house, construction waste reduction was an important part of the sustainable design strategy, from design planning through to demolition.
Deep-dive renovations on sub-par houses is an important part of how Aotearoa New Zealand can meet low-carbon goals. The result is homes that are healthier for people, less demanding on the environment and more energy efficient.
The proposed building practitioners’ licences will relate to the complexity of buildings worked on. The highest category, three, covers large or special-use buildings, such as hospitals. You can see why when looking at Christchurch’s new Women’s Hospital and the complex challenges met by the team putting it together.
Visiting outstanding examples of sustainable homes is the best way to appreciate ‘good’ design, as the BRANZ-coordinated Eco Design Advisors found during their annual workshop.
This is the first in a series of articles following the building of a reasonably priced urban house that is more sustainable than most typically built today. We start with deconstruction.
An industrial site is the winner from an energy-saving project that will deliver cost savings and more.
Our second Pathfinder case study looks at a roading project north of Auckland. It is delivering ahead of time and to budget thanks to an Alliance model that has helped full integration of social and environmental measures and, in the process, promoted innovative practice.
Sharing ideas and pooling knowledge is the key to innovation. The new Pathfinder project faciliates the sharing of local innovative ideas in the construction industry and offers many benefits for those involved.
Wellington’s waterfront will soon have New Zealand’s first Greenstar building, with plenty of ‘wow’ factor for its occupants.