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PROPERTY COUNCIL NZ RIDER LEVETT BUCKNALL AWARDS 2014 RESENE GREEN BUILDING PROPERTY AWARD EXCELLENCE AWARDS TE URU TAUMATUA, TANEATUA – BEST IN CATEGORY PROPERTY COUNCIL NEW ZEALAND RIDER LEVETT BUCKNALL Property Industry Awards 2013 Te Uru Taumatua, the new Tuhoe headquarters in Taneatua, near Whakatane, has been designed to have no environmental impact, to be integrated into its surrounding landscape and to give back to the world around it. Following the guidelines for the Living Building Challenge, the highly sustainable project includes 390 photovoltaic (solar) panels, which supply electricity back to the grid during summer months. Judges’ Comments Te Uru Taumatua sets a new green building benchmark for New Zealand. Stand-out aspects include the selection of environmentally preferable materials; the use of locally harvested timber and local labour; earth bricks from local clay; and achieving net-zero energy and water, while off grid. OWNER AND DEVELOPER Te Uru Taumatua Trust ARCHITECT Jasmax STRUCTURAL ENGINEER mlb Consulting Engineers SERVICES AND MECHANICAL ENGINEER Beca QUANTITY SURVEYOR Davis Langdon CONSTRUCTION COMPANY AND PROJECT MANAGER Arrow International (NZ) ESD CONSULTANT AND LIVING BUILDING FACILITATOR Tricia Love Consultants TE MIRUMIRU EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTRE, KAWAKAWA Te Mirumiru Early Childhood Centre, Kawakawa is a world-class sustainable building for Ngati Hine. It provides state-ofthe-art facilities for 100 children, occupying 570m2 GFA on a 3965m2 site, and has just been awarded the first 6 Green Star Education rating from NZGBC. Judges’ Comments The quality of the Te Mirumiru submission was exceptional. The project represents a very significant achievement in green building, demonstrating deep technical expertise and a commitment to local engagement to meet the desires of the client and the needs of the community – all on a very modest budget. MERITS ASB North Wharf, Auckland • Wellsford War Memorial Library, Wellsford 92 search | save | share at OWNER Ngati Hine Health Trust DEVELOPER Northcorp ARCHITECT Collingridge and Smith Architects (UK) STRUCTURAL ENGINEER McNaughton Consulting Engineers SERVICES AND MECHANICAL ENGINEER Eco Design Consultants and WSP QUANTITY SURVEYOR Kwanto CONSTRUCTION COMPANY Howard Harnett Builders PROJECT MANAGER Mita Tipene WATERPROOFING Equus JOINERY Guyco Joinery