Business: Pioneering eco-design - Geyser building

New Zealand’s first building to be awarded 6 Green Stars in sustainable office design has opened its doors. The Geyser office building in Parnell, Auckland, has glass walls on all sides, is set above a 180-vehicle automated car park stacking system, and has 100 per cent fresh air. Designed by Andrew Patterson, the 5040-square metre Geyser has been designed to use 27 per cent of the energy of a typical office building of its size, require only half the artificial lighting, and use only half the water. nzherald.co.nz Business Reporter Ben Chapman-Smith spoke with Chief Architect Andrew Patterson. Excerpts of Geyser video courtesy of Buildmedia music by FC Kahuna/ Hayling

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