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Te Kupenga | Auckland, New Zealand

This building isn’t just helping to mitigate our impact on the environment – it also pays homage to the historical Whenua, an 1800s busy fishing hub and place of trade in New Zealand šŸ‡³šŸ‡æ

Built on the former site of a petrol service station in Auckland, the seven-floor Te Kupenga (meaning “fishing net” in Māori) is a sustainable model for all of real estate to follow.

Te Kupenga has achieved a 6 Green Star – Office As BuiltĀ NZGBC
certification šŸ† among other awards for its highly environmental design. This includes a rooftop equipped with solar panels and rainwater harvesting, while previously situated petrol pumps were replaced with a basement holding 10 rapid charging docks for electric vehicles, 106 bike parks and modern end of trip facilities šŸš“

AsĀ Vicki Caisley, People & Strategy Officer of tenantĀ Ā puts it:

ā€œItā€™s pretty cool to see the building living and breathing in such a way and itā€™s a great reminder of our responsibility as a tenant as to how we impact the utilities being consumed. It fits nicely with our overallĀ #ESGĀ agenda and ensures weā€™re making a strong contribution towards climate change.ā€

Hats off to these and all otherĀ #buildingheroes!Ā 

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