Meridian Energy

Sustainable initiatives

Examples of Meridian Energy's (MEL) sustainable initiatives include:

Social sustainability

  • workplace - meridian offer extended maternity leave for 22 weeks.

Environmental sustainability

  • their Wellington office uses 60% less energy and 70% less water than comparable office buildings.and has a 5.5/6 NABERSNZ rating for energy performance
  • a solar hot water system generates 80% of their office's needs. The integrated building management system controls windows, shutters, blinds, lighting, heating and cooling. The concrete floors naturally maintain a comfortable inside temperature
  • staff can use the bike storage area located on the ground floor and many come to work by public transport
  • printing is significantly reduced through use of wireless internet available throughout the building
  • rainwater is used to flush the office’s water efficient toilets and the urinals are waterless
  • Meridian emitted 5,709 tonnes of co2 last year, down from 6,260 tonnes, and
  • generate electricity from 100% renewable resources.

Find out more about Meridian Energy here.

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