- From 1 April 2022, new non-residential governments buildings with a capital value over $25 million will have to meet a minimum Green Star rating of five.
- The same standard will apply to government buildings with a capital value over $9 million from 1 April 2023.
The Government is rolling out its plan for a carbon neutral public sector by 2025 by requiring that all new non-residential government buildings are climate friendly.
“More sustainable building systems will help government agencies plan to reduce carbon emissions. The decision also sends an important signal to the construction, design and building supplies sector to expand capacity and capability to meet demand,” said Stuart Nash.
SEE THE FULL STORY HERE https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/climate-standards-new-govt-buildings