new zealand

New Zealand corporates want government to stand up and save energy

A coalition of New Zealand’s leading commercial property owners and tenants has thrown down the gauntlet to the NZ Government to step up energy efficiency on its own buildings, potentially saving $50 million or up to $100m for taxpayers.

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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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NZ’s built environment isn’t as green as once thought

New Zealand green building leaders are calling for urgent action on building efficiency, following new analysis that has revealed the built environment is responsible for about 20 per cent of all national greenhouse gas emissions, a figure up to 10 times previous estimates.

Eqo Leung

NZ architect brings Maori beliefs into new law school design

In the design of the new University of Waikato law school New Zealand architect Eqo Leung, who recently opened a new architectural practice called ArchitectureRepublic, decided to keep the building’s courtyard open.