Pacific Environments recently participated in the NZGBC Building Summit, serving as an inspiration for the construction sector to accelerate emissions reductions. The summit provided invaluable education on forthcoming regulations, showcased exemplary best practices, and featured influential speakers from diverse fields. It offered a platform for exploration and learning from international legislation, fostering opportunities for growth and improvement in the industry.
David Nutsford & Ella Marshall share with us their key insights:
- Embodied carbon reporting will be mandatory by 2025, emphasising the need for proactive preparation.
- Argosy’s findings highlight that commercial properties with green credentials lease at an accelerated rate compared to standard buildings.
- Shifting from “sustainable” design to “regenerative design” is essential, as it signifies a proactive approach towards improving ecosystems rather than maintaining the status quo.
- Urgent action is required to eliminate gas usage in building designs.
- Embracing bold commitments has the power to drive change. There is little to lose by setting higher aspirations and aiming for them.
As Pacific Environments continues to prioritise project fundamentals, we unlock opportunities for substantial savings and pave the way towards a greener and more sustainable future. By actively engaging clients in conversations regarding carbon reporting requirements and addressing their concerns about designing low embodied carbon buildings, we empower ourselves and others to take bold actions that make a meaningful impact.
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