Awards night

Just in my inbox.. Fingers crossed folks!

 

The biggest night on the business innovation and sustainability calendar is here and TV cameras and media are arriving to film and photograph the winners. Make sure you check watch TV over your breakfast in the morning, or follow us on Twitter to find out who the winners are in the 2014 

MSA on energy

The SBN awards are coming up next week and we actively have our fingers crossed.

Here's some info from SBN about our stance and development on energy.

MSA is the first housing company in New Zealand to provide solar power as a standard feature with homes. This produces all the energy needs for the home, charges a couple of electric vehicles and produces sufficient excess to repay the embodied energy within five years.

The solar array is not itemised or optional, so the MSA purchaser doesn't need to worry about the cost. Whether they’re environmentally conscious or not, their new home will be energy and carbon neutral with transportation included.

The MSA house is an ‘active house’. Unlike a passive house, MSA believes it’s better to invest in ample alternate energy from the start.

and we're on..

Sustainable Business Award entry

MSA is participating this year in the NZI National Sustainable Business Awards! We're super excited to be able to enter and of course, we're hoping to win one of the categories. We entered Mega Efficiency, Community and Renewables.

The short list is announced in November. Finger's crossed!

Some details:
"The NZI National Sustainable Business Network Awards, which are now in their 12th year, are the pre-eminent and longest-standing sustainable business awards in New Zealand. They recognise and celebrate the efforts of businesses and individuals that have demonstrated progress in sustainability and are reshaping their business models for a more sustainable future."
More on the website.