NZ Herald: The truth behind NZ eco-buildings

In this feature for The Business, Chris Barton looks at the flagship eco-buildings that have been built in Auckland, the Green Star rating used to measure their resource efficiency and the business case for going green.

An excerpt:

In the face of such a wholesale retreat by government, it’s ironic that corporate organisations like the ASB seem more committed than ever to the concept of sustainability. Corporates also seem on a different page to government with regard to taking responsibility for reducing their carbon footprint. In a booklet about its new building the bank writes: “For us, sustainability means aiming to make the right decisions every day, and taking responsibility for the effect we have on our stakeholders and the environment we work and live in, now and in the future.”

Read the full story here.