Sustainable Building Design

As the regional economic development agency in Wellington New Zealand, Grow Wellington had a challenge: getting their architects to continuously push the bar for sustainable buildings. New Zealand had recently implemented the NZ GreenStar standards, but they were finding that while people were meeting the standards, they weren’t pushing beyond. Landcare New Zealand (one of the country’s crown research organizations) brought us in to create a strategy and action plan around creating a culture of innovation around sustainable building design.

(Hint: It turns out that it’s not enough to get the architects on board.)