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“It’s a question of ‘thriving’ - By being there, is the space and community around it beneficially impacted?

When it comes to change and leadership, TLC resonates with Buckminster Fuller’s vision of building a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Our work is grounded in imagination - what kind of world do we want to live in and what steps do we take to get there?  This means going one step beyond sustainable design and restorative design - regenerative design is the soil in which we plant the seeds of our imagination.


For the past 20 years, Tricia Love Consultants has been working to change the way people relate to our environment and earth. We envision a future where the role humans play is to protect, restore and thrive. We aim to inspire and facilitate this in both the building industry and organisations themselves.

We are passionate about what we do and find that our work goes so much deeper than the sum of its parts. In addition to bringing a project past the finish line, the sustenance of our work is collaborating with people to create meaningful change that extends beyond the physical boundary of a building and to learn from each other.

TLC is proud to have been the Mechanical Services Engineer, Environmental Engineer, and Green Star Accredited Professional (GSAP) for Ironbank - the first building in New Zealand to achieve 5 star Green Star Built rating, as well as Geyser - the first building in New Zealand to achieve 6 star Green Star Built Rating.  Furthermore, TLC was the ESD consultant and Living Building Challenge (LBC) coordinator/facilitator for Te Kura Whare - the first certified Living Building in New Zealand, Camp Glenorchy - the first hotel typology Living Building in the world, and Windsor Substation - the first infrastructure & landscape typology in the world to achieve Living Building Challenge Petal certification.



We are Just.

TLC is proud to be a small, woman-owned organisation with a focus on social equity and team engagement. In 2022, we achieved a Just Label -a transparency label for organisations to disclose their operations - how they treat their employees and how they invest in their communities. 

We believe that transparency gives us more choice as consumers in aligning our purchasing power with our personal values. If you are interested in a Just Label for your organisation, please get in touch with us below. 

While our label has expired, we continue to live by the Just philosophy and to incorporate all our Just Label policies and programmes into our TLC workplace. 

What We Do



We take an integrated and holistic approach to organisational strategy.  We can help you review, develop, and achieve sustainability goals and frameworks. Achievements can range from carbon reduction and certification to organisational social justice and leadership. Strategy and frameworks can also inter-relate to capital works projects or to just the organisation.


Biophilic Design creates spaces that support the fundamental and biological need we have as humans to connect with nature. Research shows that biophilia in our built environment leads to improved mental, physical, and social wellbeing. We can work with you to create and implement a Biophilia plan that reflects your organisation’s goals, values, and place in your community. We can also train your organisation in Biophilic Design principles and frameworks aligning with Living Building Challenge and Green Star imperatives.

TLC Buildings

Much of the work we do involves leadership through building. We approach every stage of the building process, from design to occupation and beyond, with a balance of perspective and detail. We can work with you to achieve both NZGBC Green Star and Living Building Challenge certifications and can also offer LCA Modelling and LCA BIM Preparation training.

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How We Work

How We Work

“Hovering at the 30,000 foot level, swooping in with an engineering mindset when required.”


TLC is committed to affecting positive change. We work to ensure our built environment contributes to our communities and planet through the creation and sustentation of;

  • Ecological regeneration

  • Responsible water usage

  • Biophilic design

  • Carbon reduction

  • Healthy material usage

  • Net positive energy

  • Responsible sourcing

  • Just organisations, and more.

We believe that an integrated design perspective is critical to the process.

Everything we do, from strategy development to modelling, engineering, and certification is values driven.  By allowing the bigger picture and purpose to drive the work, we gain clarity, motivation and a common goal.  Our core values drive the work that we do  - Integrity, Heart, and Interconnectedness.




Q: What assets and value do you think TLC brought to your project and/or organisation?

A: “Deep knowledge about materials and Living Building Challenge.”

A: “Outside the box thinking. Perspective.”

A: “Experience and drive.”

A: “Sustainable thoughts and policy. Vision to the future.”

A: “Knows her to communicate clearly and help others extend their comfort zones and go for greater sustainable goals.”

Q: What are the words that come to mind when you think about your time working with Tricia Love Consultants?

A: “Smart, authentic, accessible, effective, kind.”

A: “Professional, connected, expert, knowledgeable, approachable.”

A: “Proactive and passionate about the planet.”

A: “Committed, enthusiastic, passionate about the work they do. Go the extra mile, a pleasure to work with and be a part of a team.”



Windsor Substation is an electrical substation located in Hawke's Bay, designed to Living Building Challenge Core standards. The team dubbed this 53 sqm project 'a small building with a big heart,' reflecting the potential of this project to impact and inspire local community and the wider electrical distribution industry.

As Sustainability and LBC Consultant to Unison Networks, TLC has been responsible for all sustainable outcomes. A rainwater harvesting system supplies all of the building's water, and net positive energy has been achieved through a photovoltaic system.

In addition, this modular CLT design uses red-list free and salvaged materials. LCA modelling showed a 138% carbon reduction compared to reference building.



To request a full Project Portfolio, please enquire below



We would love to hear your vision for your organisation or project. If you’re unsure which direction to go or your Company is looking to up-skill, we can also offer custom designed Sustainability Training and Development Presentations on the following : 

  • Living Building Challenge

  • Green Star

  • Carbon

  • Core Green Building Certification

  • Biophilic Design 

  • Zero Energy / Zero Carbon

Feel free to get in touch for more information.

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