The Smart Cities Council, covering Australia & New Zealand, and the Green Building Council of Australia released a new practice standard last week which they said would address issues relating to telecommunications connectivity, data insights, digital planning practices & innovation districts.
Ceres Organics Ltd’s 5500m² food warehouse in Mt Wellington is the first building of its type in New Zealand to gain a 5 green star rating.
A new version of Homestar, the rating tool for New Zealand home sustainability, is intended to make it easier for apartment buyers to gauge the health & efficiency of their homes.
A new resource launched last night encourages tenants & landlords to join forces to create better performing, more energy-efficient buildings.
Professional services engineering consultancy Norman Disney & Young has achieved a 4-star ‘excellent’ rating for energy use in its downtown Auckland tenancy.
A house under construction in Papamoa, down the coast from Tauranga, is the first in the country to achieve the highest possible rating of 10 Homestar. It beats a house under construction in Addington, Christchurch, which has achieved a 9 Homestar rating.