13 Aug 2008
Studio Pacific has been named as a finalist in the Sustainable Business Network Trailblazer SME category.
The award citation notes:
Studio Pacific Architecture has had a growing commitment to becoming a fully sustainable business as well as a leader in Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD). Studio Pacific was the champion for ESD in the Meridian Building, Kumutoto, recently accredited 5 Green Stars by the Green Building Council. Staff are given time away from work to contribute to Habitat for Humanity charity and the Studio contributes annually to charities chosen by staff. It also supports the work of New Zealand artists with the commission of a Christmas card artwork each year. Team morale is high with a range of film festival, quiz night and picnic events organised by members of staff. Environmental sustainability is driven by both company directors and administrative staff. Audio conferencing and Green Cabs are often used, and staff are encouraged to walk or take public transport to work and to meetings.