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Tony Sanderson

BSc | CPEng ; MIPENZ ; MCIBSE ; GSNZAP ; NABERSNZ Accredited Assessor

+64 22 276 2686



Tony has been with S&T since 2012, taking on the role of Associate Principal in 2013. His career in Mechanical Building Services design spans over 30 years and his passion lies with bringing innovation and a sharp focus on environmental performance to all his design work. Tony’s recent projects have included the Hutt City Council Administration Building, where a number of leading edge technologies and sustainability features were utilised. These included for the first time in New Zealand, the use of ground source heat pump pipework within the buildings structural piles, known now as energy piles. Tony also takes great pride in his previous South Island projects where he championed and implemented the use of solid fuel (Biomass).

His experience has ranged from diplomatic quarters in Riyadh to a luxury hotel in Slough (English joke), supermarkets in Spain to a deer shed in Rangiora. He has also been responsible for a school with integrated photovoltaic panels and a building using automatically controlled natural ventilation to provide internal comfort.

Tony's knowledge led him to teaching Energy Studies at the University of Otago for a number of years along with working on developing the NZGBC rating tools. Tony is also a NABERSNZ Accredited Assessor and is now a Trainee Assessor.

Being a Principal allows him to take on the mantle of ‘enabler’, to work and communicate with the view of making things happen. With S&T, his mission is to take environmental and low energy solutions even further to provide our clients with some truly long-lasting and earth-preserving designs. The encouragement of the application of BIM, not only within the company, but also with clients, is another important aspect of his agenda. For Tony, exploiting this resource’s full potential is the way of the future in order to maximise client vision and minimise project risk.

Tony’s hails from the UK, where he became a Chartered Engineer, before moving to New Zealand with his family, in 1995, for a three year adventure. Twenty two years later and the adventure has become a way of life in a country that he just loves.