World Green Building Week

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Heidi North

Tertiary education campuses across New Zealand and Australia recently opened their doors and celebrated Green Building Week with Green Campus Day on 25 September. The opportunity was to showcase innovative green building campuses opened to staff, students, visitors and their community by hosting a range of events highlighting their green credentials and sustainable courses

Two recently completed Jasmax projects were part of the seven campuses nationwide to participate in Green Campus Day.

One of the greenest buildings in the Canterbury reconstruction programme, Ara Institute of Canterbury opened to the doors to Kahukura, their award-winning architecture and engineering school, with an event themed ‘the small things we do’. Jasmax Principal, Chris Jack, and our Sustainability Manager, Jerome Partington, were on campus to participate in the day’s events.

AUT’s city campus also celebrated Green Campus Day, offering a tour through their recently opened Nga Wai Hono (WZ) building, home to the faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS), highlighting the green elements of the building’s design. Like Kahukura, this is a teaching building designed to educate and offer research opportunities to students.

The 2018 Green Building Week was an opportunity to reflect on 11 years of Green Building in Aotearoa since the launch of the NZ Green Building Council. During the celebrations of Jerome Parrington received an award for passing the 10 Years mark as a Green Star Accredited Professional. Congratulations Jerome!

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