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Meridian

New Zealand’s first Green Star-rated building

Guy Marriage,    Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Abstract

This chapter examines the challenges surrounding material selection of a “green” office building and uses the Meridian building in Wellington, New Zealand, as a case study to illustrate the situations involved. The chapter examines the moral, ethical, and practical issues that arise in the search for the materials of a sustainable architecture. The chapter includes extended discussion over the selection process for timber louvres.

Keywords

Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD); New Zealand Green Star rating; office building design; materials selection; waste minimization

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