Tauranga City Council’s new six-star Green Star office building, 90 Devonport Road to feature Techlam Glulam product.
We’re excited to be able to add this project to our portfolio. And add it to our ever-growing list of mass timber structures.
This project is a collaboration between, Willis Bond, Warren & Mahoney, mana whenua, Beca, LT McGuinness, Dunning Thornton, Red Stag CLT & many more.
Techlam are looking forward to beginning the manufacture of the featured glulam products. Over 58m3 of Techlam product is going into this project, and it’s paired with other sustainable and engineered timber products from various New Zealand suppliers.
This will be New Zealand’s largest mass timber office building. It not only uses engineered timber to achieve a Green Star rating, but other features such as rainwater harvesting technology, EV charging, and extensive end-of-trip facilities to encourage low-carbon commuting options are being installed and implemented — this structure will set a new standard for low-carbon structures in NZ.
Roy Hamilton our Director Sales & Project says “You always get a real passion from the clients when sustainability is involved,” he says, “it will be good to collaborate and realise this ambition together”
The reality of low or carbon-neutral construction such as this relies heavily on the processes and products upstream — that’s where mass New Zealand timber plantations have a big role to play. These plantations sequester significantly more carbon during their growth than what is emitted through manufacture, transportation, and construction.
We’ll keep you updated as this project comes together over the coming months.