Our second annual Sustainability Report is out: read all about our environmental and social sustainability efforts in the precinct over the last 12 months.
This week we're proud to release our second annual Britomart Sustainability Report. Our biggest project for the year – and the highlight of our report – was receiving a rating of three stars for our first Green Star Performance evaluation from the New Zealand Green Building Council.
Britomart is the first property company in New Zealand to receive a rating under the Green Star Performance Tool, which monitors the environmental performance of buildings in the precinct. Our engagement with the tool has been pioneering in New Zealand, as no other company has implemented it to the extent that we have, nor committed to reporting results in the same transparent way.
Our first year’s result came in at three stars out of a possible six. While we aim (and expect) to improve this rating in coming years, three stars has been described as "an extraordinary effort for a first GSPT rating" by Amanda Jacobs, principal sustainability consultant for Jacobs, who worked alongside Britomart, giving guidance as we came to grips with demands of the system,
Our report also outlines the ways we’ve engaged with the Britomart and Auckland communities for environmental, cultural and social projects. Some of our favourite events were the Matariki hāngi and free concert in Takutai Square, our Dreaming of a Green Christmas giveaway of thousands of native trees in exchange for donations to the Native Forest Restoration Trust, the hosting of artist Jonathan Kay’s Negative Mass ice artwork and the return of World Park(ing) Day to Tyler Street.
Our annual survey of Britomart tenants and workers again canvassed how people travel to and from the precinct, and their feelings towards the sustainability efforts we’ve been making, and those they’d like to see, and we’ve detailed the progress of The Hotel Britomart, the country’s first 5 Green Star-rated hotel, due to open later this year.
You can read the full details of the social, environmental and economic sustainability efforts we've made this year in the full report here. We hope you enjoy it.