The five-storey mixed use development, Awly Building designed by Warren and Mahoney has been awarded a 5 Green Star Office Built 2009 Certified rating by the New Zealand Green Building Council.
Green Star is an internationally-recognised rating system for the design, construction and operation of buildings, fitouts and communities. To rate a building’s overall environmental impact, Green Star rating tools award points across nine categories: Energy, Water, Materials, Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ), Transport, Land Use & Ecology, Management, Emissions, and Innovation.
The development is the first building in the south Island to achieve a 5 star As Built Green Star rating since the earthquake. Oriented for sun with a well-insulated thermal envelope, the façade features solar-controlled glazing and external shading tailored to each of the three linked buildings.
Internally, the design is constructed to maximise outlook while taking advantage of natural light. A highly efficient, flexible air-conditioning system with energy-saving EC fan coils was implemented, and all offices feature LED lighting and occupancy sensors.
“This certification represents New Zealand Excellence. We congratulate you and the project team on your achievement, and on showing leadership in green building”, says James Woods, Technical Coordinator at the New Zealand Green Building Council.
View more about the project here.