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Creating great places to work
Tim Griffith uses his passion for sustainability to contribute toward IAG's reduced carbon footprint, while improving environments where our people work.
“My role’s about creating inspiring and engaging environments that reflect who we are as a company. It’s making sure our spaces are safe, resilient, productive and great places to be.
Work environments are continually changing, which is why we’ve refurbished our Christchurch Show Place office in partnership with the building owners, Goodman. It was our chance to strengthen its physical resilience to extreme weather events and embrace a range of energy efficient technologies that, along with good design, make it an enjoyable place to be in.
Last year we achieved a 40% reduction in energy within Show Place
Show Place now features a variable air-conditioning system that doubles airflow while reducing energy consumption, switchless LED lighting and zoned occupancy sensors, and real-time energy monitoring. It also has a hot water system providing more capacity while using less energy; along with a new staff shower block, this helps encourage our people to walk, run or cycle to work.
As the first building in New Zealand to achieve a 5 star whole building rating from the Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority and the New Zealand Green Building Council, Show Place is an important addition to the legacy of environmentally sustainable buildings we’re developing.
That’s supported by the investment we’re making to create dynamic workspaces and embrace new technologies that help our people work more collaboratively and travel less between our branches, offices and call centres. Being more connected also gives us the opportunity to change the way we work with each other, our customers and the community. I’m proud to be playing a role bringing IAG’s commitment to sustainability to life.”
Responding to climate change is strongly aligned with our purpose - to make your world a safer place. We have maintained our commitment to carbon neutrality since 2012 and we’re continuing to find ways to improve our contributions to address climate change. Last year we refreshed our position on climate change and set a new target to reduce our absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 10% by 2020.