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There is a tremendous number of great green, sustainable design and construction going on in Aotearoa.

Find out more about some of Aotearoa New Zealand's leading projects through our growing library of case studies, or see the full table of Green Star certified projects 

Green Star case studies

Stantec Building - 105 Carlton Gore Road

How do you transform a tired 25-year-old office building into a high performance, post-pandemic workplace? 6 Green Star rated 105 Carlton Gore Road has the answer. Essentials Name: Stantec Building 105 Carlton Gore Road What: refurbished five-storey commercial building (circa 2000); lettable space...

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Tākina Wellington Convention & Exhibition Centre

Tākina is the first convention centre in Aotearoa to achieve both design and built 5 star Green Star ratings. It is a transformational green addition to Wellington’s cityscape. Essentials Name: Tākina Wellington Convention & Exhibition Centre

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Ōtau Ridge, Metlifecare

Ōtau Ridge is the first retirement village in Aotearoa registered to Green Star Communities. The trailblazing registration signposts a project poised to deliver big social and environmental outcomes. Essentials Name: Ōtau Ridge

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Country Road Newmarket

An innovative store fitout at Country Road Newmarket has earned a 5 Green Star interiors rating. Environmentally positive, ergonomic and elegant – it’s an enhancing experience for staff and shoppers. Essentials Name: Country Road Newmarket What: Country Road’s flagship store in Aotearoa; 800 square...

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Tāwharau Lane

Tāwharau Lane, a multi-warehouse project in Highbrook Business Park, is an exceptional example of sustainability and resource efficiency, and the country's first industrial buildings to receive the highest 6-star Green Star rating, irrespective of tool version. Essentials Name: Tāwharau Lane

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3 Te Kehu Way

From surface car park to 6 Green Star show-stopper. 3 Te Kehu Way speaks of outstanding sustainability and global-leading greenness. Essentials

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136 Fanshawe Street – Te Aukati

6 Green Star rated 136 Fanshawe Street is a new paradigm of world-leading sustainability. It showcases what a smart green commercial building contributes to a city. Essentials Name: Te Aukati

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Woolworths Belfast

Woolworths New Zealand wants its impact on the planet to be positive. A dynamic new 4 Green Star rated supermarket in Ōtautahi Christchurch showcases its sustainable mindset. Essentials Name: Woolworths Belfast.

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Hayman Kronfeld

Tāmaki Makaurau’s downtown Britomart precinct is quickly becoming home to an array of leading green buildings. The latest addition is the newly refurbished 5 Green Star Hayman Kronfeld building, a beautiful and sustainable amalgamation of two heritage-listed former warehouses. Essentials Name:...

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Generator Bowen Campus

Generator’s fitout at 40 Bowen Street showcases what the best green workspaces can be. Awarded a 5 Green Star interiors rating, this dynamic work zone reflects Generator’s commitment to sustainability, care for the environment and ESG metrics.

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Archives Building

Sustainability is a central theme in Aotearoa’s new future focused Archives building in Wellington.

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Metlifecare Oakridge, Kerikeri

When retirement homes are built to Green Star, we see better outcomes for the well-being of residents and the environment. Metlifecare has set a new sustainability benchmark for retirement homes in Aotearoa, with their commitment to building six Green Star aged residential care facilities in the...

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HB Central -  228 Queen Street

Morton Property Group originally purchased the two heritage buildings at 228 Queen Street and 3 Lorne Street, back in 1996. Both assets were in poor condition and the company substantially refurbished them at that time. Morton Property portfolio manager, Sam Winstone, says over the years long-term...

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22 The Terrace

A seismic upgrade has transformed this 1980s Wellington office block into an efficient, more sustainable showpiece

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Weiti Care at Gulf Rise

Sustainability was front of mind when Metlifecare drew up plans for a dynamic care home at its Gulf Rise retirement village.

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Tonkin + Taylor office fitout

When a staff survey showed a Green Star-rated office space was top of the wish list for Tonkin + Taylor’s Auckland team, it listened, acted and delivered a world-leading outcome.

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Waste Management Auckland Head Office

An energy-smart office building, state-of-the-art truck maintenance workshops, best practice operations and an innovative staff hub cultivating team culture - Waste Management’s 5 Green Star rated headquarters delivers excellence every step of the way

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Foodstuffs Landing Drive

Known as Foodstuffs Landing Drive, the striking 9000 square metre building is immersed in its local landscape - a more giant wedge of sculpture than a northern hub for New Zealand’s largest grocery co-operative.

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Te Kupenga | 155-163 Fanshawe St

From petrol station to leading sustainable Green Star building 155-163 Fanshawe Street has been transformed into one of Aotearoa's stand out green building success stories

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Foodstuffs North Island Head Office

Foodstuffs North Island (FSNI) Head Office is located at The Landings, Mangere, Auckland. The proposed development consists of a new three-storey office building. The building is designed with a central atrium to increase daylight penetration which separates the east and west areas of the floor...

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96 St Georges Bay Road

New four-level office building with one level of underground car parking. The building facades generally consist of a double-glazed curtain walling system with insulated glazed spandrel panels between floors. The building structure is reinforced concrete frames that support gravity and seismic...

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Te Manawa (Westgate)

Te Manawa is the anchoring civic component for the new Westgate Town Centre development. The brief was to set a benchmark for civic buildings, establish a sense of place and to provide a core community destination within the wider retail masterplan. The building had a sustainable brief with a core...

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55 Corinthian Drive

Project Summary 55 Corinthian Drive is a 4-level office building located in Albany, Auckland. It has been certified as 5 Star building under Green Star Office Version 3 Design Rating. The ground level has a mixture of office and retail space, and an atrium. The building has great end of trip...

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St Mary's Catholic Church

St Mary’s Catholic Church is a new build church to replace the original church that was destroyed following the Christchurch earthquakes in 2010/11. The construction consists of steel portal frame with concrete wall panels, concrete floor, and a lightweight roof. The new church is located...

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155-163 Fanshawe Street

The building is a seven-level office building with two levels of basement car parking. The structure is reinforced concrete with precast concrete walls. The façade has double glazing IGUs throughout with spandrel panels between floors.

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Mason Brothers Building

The building is designed in line with the Wynyard Quarter Sustainability Framework. In 2019, Mason Bros. was awarded both a 6 Green Star rating and a 5 Star NABERSNZ rating, New Zealand's first to achieve the highest possible rating for environmental impact from the New Zealand Green Building...

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BNZ Centre Christchurch

BNZ continue to show leadership by consistently using Green Star – Interiors to prove the performance of their buildings, including 80 Queen Street, BNZ Harbour Quays and now BNZ Centre Christchurch achieves a 5 Star Green Star Office Interiors v2009 Certification. This also shows that people...

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The Hotel Britomart

5 Star treatment: The Hotel Britomart is officially Aotearoa’s first Green Star hotel Essentials What: The Hotel Britomart

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21 Queen

In redeveloping 21 Queen Street, ANZO was seeking a well-managed project with a lower environmental impact than a new construction. The project team, through careful strategic procedural planning of the works, ensured that the environmental impact of the redevelopment was minimised through the...

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Sylvia Park OSP2

Sylvia Park is a re-generation of a brownfield site into a town centre incorporating retail, commercial offices, residential accommodation, community and education facilities. OSP2 is the first of four commercial buildings to be located along the Mt Wellington Highway frontage of Sylvia Park which...

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79 Carlton Gore Rd

This new 2 level office building achieved a 4 Green Star Office Design v2009 rating in 2015. It now achieves a 4 Green Star Office Built rating. The redevelopment of this existing building at 79 Carton Gore Road kept and refurbished the structural skeleton of the existing building while upgrading...

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Pita Te Hori Centre

Ngai Tahu Property's Pita Te Hori Centre – comprising the Iwikau and Te Uruti buildings - is a shining example of honouring and celebrating our heritage while embracing innovation and a sustainable future.

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Ironbank Building

The development was designed in 2006 before the Green Star rating system was available within New Zealand. Samson Corporations brief to the design team was to reduce OPEX costs, reduce tenant operating costs and minimise the impact of the development on the environment.

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Kakariki House

We’ve chosen the name Kakariki House, which translates from Maori to Green House, to signify our commitment and passion to making this a reality”. Construction of Kakariki House began in 2007. The WISE Group decided to recycle as much of the existing structure and materials as possible. Even now,...

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