We believe in doing better at Britomart every year, so we’re launching an annual Sustainability Report to keep us accountable.
Sustainability has been part of our ethos since the day we decided to restore and transform Britomart from a derelict bus station topped with abandoned warehouses into the beautiful, bustling downtown precinct that it is today.
It’s been a huge undertaking, and at every step of the way, we’ve thought about how to keep it sustainable, in an environmental sense, in a social sense, and in an economic sense.
This year, we’ve produced our first annual Sustainability Report to create an ongoing record of these efforts. In part, we were able to do this because we are the first property company to sign up to the New Zealand Green Building Council’s Green Star Performance tool, which has allowed us to create a wide-ranging building performance data set that we can now compare year-on-year.
In this, our first report, we look at the environmental targets we set for the 2018/19 year and how we did with meeting them, review the community events we’ve staged and supported to help make Britomart a more fun, friendly, diverse and inclusive place to spend time, survey Britomart tenants about transport and sustainability, and set some fairly ambitious goals for what we’d like to achieve in 2019/20.
The report also shares stories about how our adoption of the innovative New Zealand Green Building Council Green Star Performance Tool makes our buildings better places to work and visit, why The Hotel Britomart will lead the way in sustainable hospitality, and the reason artist Charlotte Graham flooded the pavements of the precinct with her colourful water droplet artwork Te Wairoa over the Christmas period.
Later in April 2019, we’ll be distributing copies of this report to visitors to the precinct, and it will also live permanently on our website here. We hope you find it interesting, and we’d love to hear your thoughts. Click here to let us know what you think.