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Our vision is that New Zealanders live, work and play in healthy, efficient and productive buildings in a sustainable built environment. 

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Training & Events

Rating Tools


for residential buildings

Homestar is the independent rating tool that evaluates the sustainability attributes of New Zealand homes in terms of energy, health and comfort, water, waste and more.

Green Star

for commercial buildings

Green Star is a comprehensive, national, voluntary environmental rating scheme that evaluates the environmental attributes and performance of New Zealand's buildings using a suite of rating tool kits developed to be applicable to each building type and function.


for Canterbury

BASE (Building a Sustainable Environment) is a simple, introductory-level green building assessment for new office, retail and mixed use buildings to help the Greater Christchurch rebuild developed by the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) in conjunction with Christchurch City Council and property industry experts. 


energy performance for office buildings

 NABERSNZ™ - a scheme to measure and rate the energy performance of office buildings in New Zealand. The scheme is based on the successful National Australian Building Environmental Rating System (NABERS).