Pete shares his thoughts on the opportunities presented by COVID-19

Peter Eising, Managing Director Pacific Environments NZ Ltd, shares his thoughts on opportunities presented by COVID-19

"During lockdown, NZ is measurably cleaner, with minimal emissions, towns & countryside with less waste, & many of us enjoying a more relaxed life.

How can we grasp the positive gains while recognising the hardships we’ve endured, and find a balance that better supports our planet?

The solution starts with me: taking the positives of lockdown & embodying them in our ‘new normal.’ Opportunities exist to re-think & re-action our work & lives, & the impact each of us makes on our environment.

Walk & cycle to work more often, encourage & enable staff to work from home, choose designs & materials based on energy used & reused, reduced waste, use edible landscapes. Enhance our ‘city of villages’. It’s all about people’s well-being and the well-being of our environment.

The changes we’re experiencing now must motivate the changes we need to make, to lead to a better environment, to a better place we inhabit.

Rather than recreating what we’ve left behind, the opportunity is to learn & rebuild our new lives in the spaces that will support our learnings, and recognise we’re living in our ‘new normal’."

Pacific Environments is committed to architectural design excellence, creating inspiring 'fit for purpose' built environment solutions for our clients. 


Sustainability, lifestyle and the creation of enduring investment value is core to our design philosophy.

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