The New Zealand Green Building Council administers the Green Star and Homestar rating systems for sustainability of design and construction.
Announcing the association recently, Andrew Eagles, chief executive of NGBC, said that the signing of a sponsorship arrangement with both APL and international architecture firm, Warren and Mahoney, was a sign that "going green is mainstream.”
“These two companies are leaders in their respective sectors, and their welcome commitment to more sustainable buildings really shows the progressive shift towards healthier, greener buildings in New Zealand.”
Craig Vincent, CEO of APL, said that the company prided itself on designing and developing high quality windows and doors. “We acknowledge that our product can assist in the overall health of a home or building by providing a higher thermal efficiency, ventilation and light. Aligning ourselves with the New Zealand Green Building Council therefore made total sense. They are doing great work in the building industry to make our homes and buildings better.”
APL has also become a major sponsor of Sustainable Coastlines, a multi-award winning New Zealand charity promoting coastline clean-up activities through an extensive volunteer network. APL General Manager (Organisational Development & Sustainability), Mikayla Plaw, said that as a significant business in New Zealand APL had a social responsibility to clean up the environment. “We want generations ahead of us to enjoy our beautiful country and enjoy it in a better state than we see parts of it today,” she said. “We endeavour to invest further in innovation and infrastructure to remove greenhouse gas emissions from our supply chain in particular, and to start making a difference with other organisations in New Zealand.”