The stars are aligning in Highbrook

pH7, the rising star in HAZCHEM Safety Solutions, has just arrived at Highbrook’s newest 6 Star, Green Star industrial building and is looking to shine a light on HAZCHEM Safety.

pH7 is dedicated to preventing harm from hazardous substances to people and the environment. After more than 20 years operating from Wiri under the company name Dalton International Ltd, this home-grown company has not only changed its name but also moved up in the world in both a literal and figurative sense.  On the 30th of September, pH7 moved into the latest, high stud, industrial building in Highbrook, which is set to be the first industrial building in New Zealand to achieve the 6 Star – Green Star certificate for environmental performance and construction.

Darryl Burn, Managing Director of pH7 said “we’re delighted to be working with Goodman on this new property. From the outset they said their goals were to achieve a carbon neutral build and at least a 5 Star Green Star rating.  As it turns out, they’re on track to achieve the highest 6 Star rating. Their commitment to sustainability perfectly matches pH7’s vision and values, and we’re incredibly proud to be part of the solution to a more sustainable future.”

Being positioned between Highbrook Drive and the Tamaki River, pH7 hopes the new high-profile site, which has around 30,000 vehicles passing by each day, will also help raise awareness of the importance of HAZCHEM Safety. “In New Zealand, you’re 15 times more likely to die from a work-related disease than you are from a workplace accident. WorkSafe estimate that between 750-900 people die each year from workplace diseases, often caused by exposure to hazardous substances. It doesn’t have to be this way; the solutions are readily available, and our hope is that when people drive by and see our illuminated sign, pH7 – neutralising hazards, they’re remember back to their high school chemistry classes and recall that pH7 is natural and be intrigued enough to check us out online”, said Mr. Burn.

“As excited as I am about the larger warehouse space and new offices, what I’m really looking forward to are the benefits that come with a 6 Star Green Star Building, namely a more comfortable and enjoyable place to work.  Solar panels on the roof, EV charging points, Low-E double glazing and low VOC materials will make the building comfortable and energy efficient to run, and the access to walkways and parks means staff are able to get out during the day to refresh and recharge”, said Mr. Burn.

It seems that the alignment between pH7, striving to prevent harm from hazardous substances to people and the environment, and Goodman, leading the way on sustainable industrial buildings, is indeed a match made in heaven.

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