The NZI Centre, home of IAG NZ’s main Auckland office, has improved further on its energy efficiency rating making it the first building in Auckland to achieve a
‘marketing leading’ score.
The Centre, which is based on Fanshawe Street in Auckland’s CBD, has been awarded 5.5 stars – half a star more than in 2013 – out of a possible six in the National Australian Building Environmental Rating System (NABERSNZ), the national energy rating scheme for office buildings in New Zealand. The score means the Centre continues to be one of the most sustainably designed buildings in Auckland.
Jacki Johnson, CEO of IAG NZ, said business had a clear intention to improve at the time of its first NABERSNZ rating in 2013. She said: “Being efficient in our energy use is important as it helps to earn trust and respect. By positively impacting on costs it also helps our business model, contributing to more affordable insurance, so it is not just a nice to do but it’s a strategic imperative.
“We were pleased to see 5 stars in the last NABERSNZ rating, but said then we wouldn’t rest on our laurels. This 5.5 star result is independent proof that our partnership with Newcrest to further improve our footprint, has been successful. Importantly, this work on energy efficiency also helps make the building a very pleasant environment to spend time in – which is great for our people and productivity.”