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Club Tower 5 Green Star Rating


Media Release for immediate use: Wednesday 3 September 2008

Club Tower 5 Green Star Rating A South Island First

Latitude Group’s Club Tower development in central Christchurch has been awarded a 5 Green Star rating, making it the first building to achieve a Green Star rating in the South Island.

The 5 Green Star rating was awarded to Club Tower by the New Zealand Green Building Council for ‘New Zealand Excellence’ in building design

Latitude Group Director Ken Wimsett says they are extremely proud to be awarded the 5 Green Star rating for the innovative design of Club Tower.

“We’ve worked very hard on this project, making sure it meets the requirements for the Green Star rating. We see ourselves as leaders in the area of green initiatives with regard to the design of our buildings,” he says.

“Our vision and philosophy is to continually seek excellence in the environmental sustainability of our properties. We are ahead of our time in this area and this is what sets us apart from other property development companies.”

Jane Henley, Chief Executive Officer of the New Zealand Green Building Council, says Latitude Group deserves high praise for leading the way in sustainability.

“The award of a 5 Green Star rating to Club Tower in Christchurch represents New Zealand excellence in Green Building practice. We’re thrilled to see the achievements of everyone involved come to fruition.”

Alan Barbour of Beca is the environmentally sustainable design consultant overseeing the Club Tower development. He says Club Tower is helping set the new standard for office buildings in New Zealand.

“Latitude Group is to be congratulated on attaining the 5 Green Star rating, particularly given the green design approach started well before the release of GreenStar NZ. This goes to demonstrate the leadership of Latitude Group in the environmental performance of their properties and offering longer-term value for owner and tenants.”

Ken Wimsett will be officially presented with a 5 Green Star certificate by the New Zealand Green Building Council

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