Kiwi Property Group’s investment programme aims to make the company’s building portfolio the most sustainable in New Zealand.
Kiwi Property Group is committed to securing a sustainable property sector through integrating environmental considerations into business practice. The focus on improving efficiency since 2008 has seen reductions in its carbon footprint by 34%, energy by 30%, waste by 24%, and water by 21%.
Since 2003, all new builds have either included sustainable design as one of the guiding principles or achieved 5 Green Star ratings.
In 2014 the company installed the largest photovoltaic installation in New Zealand at the time. It has also partnered with ECOLight to develop LED lights that save 50-80% on lighting costs and can be retrofitted.
Through fit-out guidelines, Kiwi Property Group encourages its 1,042 tenants to reduce their environmental footprint. Since 2012, the tenants have reduced their carbon footprint from electricity consumption by 42%.
Kiwi Property Group is a finalist in the Efficiency Champion category of the 2017 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards.