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Green building standards

Importance of green building standards 

The CCMP proposes that all future development in the city centre should demonstrate strong sustainability credentials.

There are multiple opportunities for photovoltaic energy generation and green roofs.

Following the precedent set in Wynyard Quarter, new buildings will be encouraged to conform to the New Zealand Green Building Council's Green Star ratings.

This would ensure that energy, water and thermal efficiency and sustainable sources of materials are all considered.

In turn this will:

  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • enhance biodiversity
  • reduce waste
  • support high quality future-proof design.

It is expected that new developments on council owned land will meet a minimum 6-star rating.

Heritage buildings 

We also have an opportunity to safeguard heritage and character buildings for present and future generations while providing for growth and retaining Auckland’s identity and sense of place.

Retention and re-use of heritage buildings is consistent with the principles of the circular economy.

It is often more sustainable to adapt a building than to demolish it and dispose of the materials.

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