Built environment:

Te hoahoa toitū me te hanganga

Sustainable design and construction

​Action area B5: Accelerate the uptake of sustainable design and construction for new buildings

  • Advocate for central government to progressively update the Building Code on a regular basis with all new buildings required to operate at net zero carbon by 2030.
  • Remove barriers to sustainable design and construction, including council processes and enable other mechanisms such as incentivisation and upskilling.
  • Document, share and promote processes and lessons learned on delivery of net zero energy buildings, such as Te Kōpua, a net positive energy, zero carbon building project in Henderson, to inspire and enable easier and faster uptake of sustainable buildings.
  • Promote and incentivise the certification of new apartment properties to performance standards that meet the requirements of the Healthy Homes Act (e.g. Passive House).
  • Deliver on Auckland Council's Sustainable Asset Standard and use third party green building and sustainable infrastructure rating tools to measure and reduce the environmental impact of our assets.   

The Daisy Apartments in Grafton.

Daisy – a 10 Homestar rated apartment complex in Mount Eden.