Our journey towards carbon neutrality
19 October 2023
Te Pae Christchurch is committed to reducing its environmental impact, leading by example to generate meaningful change for the future.
While we are only in our second year of operation, our sustainable journey has been going for four years. Te Pae Christchurch partner with New Zealand government-owned Toitū Envirocare to help us on our journey.
Following our third successful audit for Toitū Enviromark Gold Certification, our next ambitious target is to be carbon-neutral by the end of 2024, and Toitū Envirocare are guiding us on the journey.
What is helping us on our sustainability journey?
Green Building Design: Te Pae Christchurch was designed with a focus on sustainable building practices. It has been built with environmentally friendly materials, effective insulation, and natural lighting that all help reduce energy consumption.
Energy Efficiency: We operate with state-of-the-art, energy-efficient technologies such as LED lighting that further reduces energy consumption and carbon emissions.
Sustainable Catering: We partner with sustainable local suppliers. To minimise the carbon footprint associated with food transportation, we choose seasonal and locally produced food options wherever possible.
Standing by Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: We donate any unused food from our events that can be re-used to local charity ‘Foodbank Canterbury’, and we use the GAIA food dehydrator that turns food-waste into a rich garden fertiliser that is gifted to local gardens. We have also installed an eWater system that produces a natural cleaning product, reducing reliance on traditional cleaning products. We are 100% free of single-use plastics.
Water Conservation: To minimise water consumption, we use efficient equipment and landscaping practices.