Building a better NZ

Current areas of focus – a quick snapshot

 

1. Reducing our environmental footprint

2. Enabling our customers to be part of the solution

3. Working with our supply chain to source better product choices

 

Signature Homes' journey to building better homes for Kiwis starts with a focus on reducing our greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).

The greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions created from the construction of a single Signature Homes home build will be mitigated by planting 45 native trees with Trees That Count.

In addition to this, we are also encouraging our customers to invest in an additional 24 native trees through Trees That Count to counteract future emissions from anticipated house maintenance over 50 years. Together we can build a better future for NZ.

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Why 45 native trees?

Because of the many complexities involved in accurately calculating the carbon emissions generated by the construction of a typical home, Signature Homes appointed an external sustainability expert to quantify our home-building footprint – from supply chain and material sourcing to transportation, fuel and production.

The result of this work is that we will need to plant 45 native trees for every house we build to mitigate our construction emissions. To the best of our knowledge, we are unaware of any other builder in our category that has gone to this extent to fully understand the emissions generated by the construction of a typical home. We believe we have a unique offering in the marketplace.

 

 

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Our actions into the future

Signature Homes is working with our long-standing suppliers to identify more environmentally friendly building products, with a goal of using these as standard in everyday construction but also offering our clients additional product options that allow them to make more environmentally friendly choices.

We are also working with our internal teams, suppliers and contractors to improve waste management on our construction sites. This includes choosing products that generate less waste accuracy around material ordering (fewer offcuts), and improved recycling measures.

 

 

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