Jerome Partington is the Sustainability Manager at Jasmax and has long been an advocate for the environment. Focused on finding sustainable solutions that meet peoples' needs without undermining our society or the bio-system, Jerome is one of the leading sustainability specialists in the country. He has worked in architectural practice and education for over twenty years, with a strong practical construction and technology emphasis.
Jerome's experience includes adaptive reuse, ecological-based design and solar design and he has a wealth of knowledge in eco-building materials and systems. In his role as Sustainability Manager, Jerome focuses on the development of a strategic, goal-led approach to sustainable design and practice to ensure Jasmax's projects realise their potential for sustainable outcomes. He uses the innovative Integrated Sustainable Design (ISD) process which uses a systems worldview to optimise outcomes rather than a traditional silo approach. Jerome also facilitates ISD sessions to turbo-charge projects to ensure they deliver sustainable outcomes.
As an NZGBC Accredited Professional Jerome offers specific support and advice on Green Star projects and engages in project reviews using JEMS, recently certified to ISO 14001. He provided the sustainable design framework and guided the team to solutions for Te Kura Whare, the Tūhoe headquarters, Aotearoa New Zealand's most advanced sustainable building, which achieved Living Building Challenge certification.