Green light

By Sarah Barnett In Ecologic

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29th May, 2010
New Zealand's housing may be in a parlous state, as noted in our cover story two weeks ago, but commercial building has taken impressive strides in the past few years as "green" office buildings started to gain real cachet. The country now boasts two six-star buildings, as rated by the New Zealand Green Building Council, plus a clutch of five- and four-star office and industrial developments. Auckland architect Justin Evatt says the council has "helped create a market for the green building. By having tangible star ratings, they've created the market and the capital follows." Evatt ...

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