Green Star

NZI House


Newcrest Ltd



Project address

1 Fanshawe St, Auckland

Completion Date

September 2009

This award winning building showcases the value in proactive management and an integrated handover process.




Sitting in a prominent position near Auckland’s viaduct basin NZI House is a showpiece for sustainable design principles and operation.  We developed the building services concept for the building which included then-innovative features such as the underfloor air distribution for the office floors, and high-spec double skin façade.  Throughout the remainder of the design we acted as ESD consultants, including submitting the buildings 5-Star Green Star design rating.

Our role also included acting as the independent commissioning agent throughout the extended handover process, facilitating the transfer of the building from the contractors to the management staff.  This included a year-long fine tuning process with the contractors and other design consultants. 

NZI House was one of the first buildings in New Zealand to receive a NABERSNZ rating (outside the pilot projects).  Our involvement in this building still continues through further energy and operational improvements aimed at improving these ongoing NABERSNZ ratings.