2022 AWARD FINALIST
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Summerset is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s fastest growing retirement village operators.
The business spans the design, construction and operation of retirement villages and care centres. More than 7,100 residents call Summerset villages home.
Summerset is carbonzero certified, a member of the Climate Leaders Coalition and is focused on sustainable growth. Since October 2021, the company has implemented a construction waste avoidance initiative. The Avonhead site has diverted 85 tonnes of waste from landfill and achieved 67% diversion against a 35% target. Since commencement of the initiative, Summerset has diverted 947 tonnes of waste across all projects.
This initiative also promotes the review of the entire building life cycle from design, procurement, pre-construction through to waste treatment. In October 2021, Waste Management became Summerset’s national provider for construction waste removal and resource recovery.
Waste Management is carbonreduce certified and is also a member of the Climate Leaders Coalition. Waste Management describes Summerset’s initiative as one of the most comprehensive resource recovery programmes they’ve seen in the construction business.