It's not easy being green: On this we agree with Kermit the Frog. We're also sure that Kermit, being a classy amphibian, would concur that it's the only way to be.
Being green and sustainable is about making sure that the buildings that people live and work in are energy and water efficient. People living in apartments should be able to get lots of natural daylight and open windows to let the breeze blow in. Sorting rubbish should be a breeze as well, with apartments being designed to make the separation of organics, recycling and general rubbish easy. This is the vision for Wynyard Quarter.
Providing options for moving around is another key aspect of ‘green’. We are making sure that it is easy to walk and cycle around the area, and that there are plenty of public transport options, so that people can choose to leave their cars at home.
Making families feel at home here is important as well, so we are ensuring there will be apartments that suit them. The street environment, meanwhile, is designed to ensure that cars move slowly, and we are looking to ensure that good childcare facilities are available.
We think you will all agree that the natural environment surrounding Wynyard Quarter is something special, and we are doing our bit to make a difference for now and for the future.