New Zealand Green Building Council gains momentum with property giants coming on board

19 May 2017

The New Zealand Green Building Council is pleased to welcome Auckland Airport, Housing NZ, Tamaki Regeneration Company, Watercare and RCP as its newest members.

“At Auckland Airport we are interested in providing quality buildings that are fit for the future and meet the needs of all the people that use those facilities, whether they are tenants, business partners, travellers or visitors. It is particularly important that these buildings minimise their impact on our environment and maximise the opportunity for new and innovative ways to address the use of energy and resources.

We are pleased to be joining the NZ Green Building Council and look forward to working with them to improve the built environment of New Zealand.” Adrian Littlewood, Chief Executive, Auckland Airport
"Housing New Zealand is driving hard at providing warmer, healthier homes for New Zealanders. This aligns with the NZGBC vision of better quality homes. We are delighted to be joining NZGBC as members.” Andrew McKenzie, Housing New Zealand

Andrew Eagles, CEO of NZGBC “The demand for sustainable, well-performing buildings and homes has become mainstream. These organisations are further proof of the New Zealand property sector’s increased uptake and buy-in of green initiatives and we are we’re excited to have them on board. ”

Homestar registrations have grown 10 fold in the last 18 months. Uptake of Green Star is strong with 134 certifications to date covering over 838,743sqm of floor space. NABERSNZ, the tool to evaluate the energy efficiency of commercial offices, has doubled over the last year alone.

For more information: New Zealand Green Building Council, 09-379-3996

Notes to editors

About the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC)

The NZGBC was established by the property and construction sector to improve and verify the quality of buildings and homes in New Zealand. The Council achieves this by developing standards of best practice with the sector; providing world leading events, insight and networks. Membership has grown from 30 to 500 organisations. Visit: www.nzgbc.org.nz

About Housing New Zealand Corporation

Housing New Zealand Corporation is a Crown agent that provides housing services for people in need. Housing New Zealand owns or manages around 64,000 properties across New Zealand and houses around 182,000 people. Visit: http://www.hnzc.co.nz

About Auckland International Airport Limited

Auckland Airport is New Zealand’s largest and busiest airport. Over 70 per cent of visitors enter or leave New Zealand via Auckland Airport, which handles over 17 million passengers a year. More than 20 international airlines serve Auckland Airport, Australasia’s third busiest international airport, after Sydney.

Auckland Airport is continually developing the capacity and services to ensure it will sustainably cope with an anticipated 40 million passengers a year by 2044, reflecting New Zealand’s growing popularity as one of the world’s leading tourism destinations. https://corporate.aucklandairport.co.nz

About Tamaki Regeneration Company

Tāmaki Regeneration Company (TRC) is behind the first urban transformation project in Tāmaki New Zealand, creating a thriving, attractive, sustainable and self-reliant community. Formed in 2013, TRC is jointly owned by the Government and Auckland Council. http://www.tamakiregeneration.co.nz/

About Watercare

Watercare provides water and wastewater services to around 1.4 million people in the Auckland region. They are a council controlled organisation, wholly owned by the Auckland Council. https://www.watercare.co.nz

About RCP

RCP are an award-winning provider of professional Project Management and Project Programming services to New Zealand’s property industry. Since 1996 RCP has become a substantial specialist construction industry management consultant working on many of New Zealand’s most prominent developments. www.rcp.co.nz