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Sustainability; thinking and acting so that what we do today will not compromise tomorrow
McConnell Property is part of a growing number of international firms that measures success not only in financial terms, but also in social and environmental terms. This socially responsible measure of success fits perfectly with our belief that good development is based on more than money alone.
What It Means To Us
At McConnell Property sustainability is not about being green, nor is it used as a new corporate catchall to redefine the status quo. It’s about thinking and acting with breadth and a view to the future. Yes economics are important and they must be defined and measured. But the same is true of social, cultural and environmental factors too. Considered together they define a much larger whole, allow greater understanding and when they inform action, the outcomes support a sustainable tomorrow.
What We're Doing About It
By thinking about what we do and how we do it in a sustainable way we are, with our partners, delivering homes and buildings that use less energy and produce less waste. They are healthier, safer places to live and work, will last longer and become more valuable. We’re creating better communities with greater diversity and choice but with a strong sense of place and identity. They are sensitive to their context and heritage but contribute and enhance our urban environment. We’re thinking, working, and building so that the places we create endure and tomorrow is possible.
With nearly a quarter of New Zealand’s energy supply consumed by buildings, housing affordability concerns, and increasing demands for design longevity, there’s pressure on property developers to be thinking about sustainability. We’re learning that sustainability is all about leadership, stewardship and respect. As urban design leaders, McConnell Property creates places that have vision and fit their context. Well-designed streetscapes and street networks are reminders of how these are more sustainable and liveable places.
Read our article here about the value to investors in green building practices.