About NZGBC Events

The New Zealand Green Building Council runs an active events programme throughout the year, ranging from full-scale industry conferences to informal member drinks.

This page provides an outline and background to our events programme. If you would like to browse upcoming events, please visit the events directory.


Every year we run one major industry conference, which alternates between a residential and commercial theme. In 2015 we ran the successful Green Property Summit with the Property Council of New Zealand. In June 2014 we ran the Sustainable Housing Summit.

Our next major Summit in June 2016 will have a residential theme.

Green Rooms

We run two Green Room events a year in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. This gives members a chance to network and hear a selection of expert speakers on recent developments in green building. Our 2016 Green Rooms are supported by our valued sponsors Resene and Forman Building Systems.

Products and materials

We host an annual Products & Materials forum to update members on recent advancements in materials and rating tools. From time to time we also host member briefings on product innovations.

Other events

Throughout the year we hold buildings tours when there are notable certified projects, and host member networking drinks. There is also a range of other events we hold or take part in:

  • we collaborate with Prefab NZ and other industry associations (such as the NZ Institute of Architects and ADNZ) on joint Cluster events for members
  • each year we mark World Green Building Week at the end of September with some special events
  • we organise special one-off events and briefings in response to industry demand.


Our events programme is made possible through the support of valued industry sponsors. If you would like to find out more or sponsor a NZGBC event, please get in touch.