World Green Building Week 2017

25 September – 1 October 2017

Did you know that buildings contribute to climate change? It's time to make our buildings heroes #OurHeroIsZero #WGBW2017 #NZGBC

Buildings account for over a third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. But that can change.

When buildings are net zero they use clean energy, are highly efficient and don’t waste energy – helping us to win the fight against climate change. That makes them heroes.

World Green Building Week is an annual event that empowers the green building community to deliver green buildings for everyone, everywhere. Buildings can be heroes in the fight against climate change – and so can you.

Some of New Zealand's most heroic buildings will be in the spotlight this week. NZGBC are offering a wide range of free events to celebrate World Green Building Week 2017.

This year our activities are designed to share knowledge and celebrate those buildings that are helping the fight against climate change. Event information will be added as it becomes available.




  • Green Speak Waikato – Heroic building tour & talk. Thur 28 Sept 4.45pm - 8pm, Rototuna School, Hamilton



  • Public lecture: NZGBC - Building a sustainable future for New Zealand. Wed 27 Sept, 11am-12pm, Room B4, Burns Building, Lincoln University, Lincoln - no booking required
  • Heroic Building Tour – Wed 27 Sept, 4.45pm - 7pm, Pita Te Hori Centre, Christchurch


  • Webinar - Heroes unmasked: A WorldGBC introduction to net zero buildings - for NZGBC members and student members - Wed 27 Sept 9pm NZDT, Thur 28 Sept 6am NZDT

Events are free, however attendees must register for these events.


  • Green Campus Tour – 26 Sep – join Victoria University Wellington on this 2-hour site tour and learn about the sustainable features of their Kelburn campus
  • Facilities Integrate – 27/28 Sept – Auckland ASB Showgrounds, come and visit our stand H24 to discuss NABERSNZ and Green Star Performance tools to help monitor your buildings performance

Organise your own WGBW events, share photos & join the conversation on Twitter (#WGBW2017 @NZGBC). Email us to register your own event or find out how to get involved.

National sponsor

Individual event sponsors