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New Zealand Green Star Performance is now launched

New Zealand’s Green Star Performance tool was officially launched last week. The low cost tool can be applied across all of NZ’s existing non-residential buildings including offices, hospitals, industrial units and schools.

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New Zealand Green Star Performance is now launched

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https://www.behance.net/gallery/27951967/Local-socializator-Urbanfarm-Varsawies

New Zealand Green Star Performance is now launched

New Zealand’s Green Star Performance tool was officially launched last week. The low cost tool can be applied across all of NZ’s existing non-residential buildings including offices, hospitals, industrial units and schools.

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Leeora Black ACCSR Deloitte

Leeora Black takes ACCSR to Deloitte

Leeora Black has taken her boutique team of consultants at the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ACCSR) to Deloitte, giving one of the big four accountants its own specialists in the field.

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New Zealand Green Star Performance is now launched

New Zealand’s Green Star Performance tool was officially launched last week. The low cost tool can be applied across all of NZ’s existing non-residential buildings including offices, hospitals, industrial units and schools.

Materials of the future – they’re here

Just like climate change these materials are not of the future – they are here now. And their development must be accelerated if we want to reach zero carbon or better.

See More »