Hilti takes workplace award – Mars New Zealand may be New Zealand’s Overall Best Workplace of 2015 but Hilti is the Best Small-Medium Workplace. This year 30,000+ employees from 193 New Zealand organisations across the private and public sectors participated in the survey. 41 workplaces reached Finalist status across the five employee size categories: Small; Small-Medium; Medium-Large; Large; and Enterprise.
Homestar v3 includes apartments – A new version of the Homestar home sustainability rating tool for New Zealand aims to make it easier for buyers to gauge the health and efficiency of apartments. Homestar v3 includes updates specifically for higher density developments, making it easier to use the tool on large-scale multi-unit projects (eg apartments and terraces). Multi-home-specific factors include rewarding shared areas, natural light levels, efficient heating and air-con and the use of brownfield sites to minimise urban sprawl.
EECA Awards now open – Entries are now open until 5 February for the 2016 EECA Awards. There are 10 categories, including a new Award for service providers: Business Service Excellence; Community; Energy Leadership; Energy Management; Innovation; Large Energy User; Public Sector; Renewable Energy; Small to Medium Energy User; and Transport.