New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) works in partnership with our membership organisations, a group of progressive businesses from all aspects of the building and property industry, with an aim to accelerate the development and adoption of market-based green building practices.

Membership benefits

  • Active participation in the NZGBC can lead to business relationships that can result in new opportunities for your organisation. Membership benefits include:
  • Opportunities for learning and professional development, through access to a wide range of events and training at discounted member rates.
  • Members receive discounts and early booking opportunities to all NZGBC and partner events.
  • Member only networking opportunities and knowledge sharing.
  • Inclusion in the NZGBC Member Directory, the most popular page on the NZGBC site.
  • Access to member facilities in NZGBC’s Auckland CBD office, including ability to book meeting rooms.
  • Monthly newsletter to members and exclusive resources for member organisations.
  • Access to the latest information and research into green building best practice.
  • Membership logos and yearly membership certificates.
  • Green Star information and opportunities.
  • NABERSNZ information and opportunities.
  • Homestar™ (New Zealand’s independent residential rating tool) information and opportunities.
  • Sponsorship opportunities exclusively available to member companies.
  • Substantial discount on registration of Green Star certification projects.

Success by Association

The NZGBC brand is the mark of quality assurance and commitment to environmental integrity within New Zealand's building industry. Membership of the NZGBC communicates your organisation's commitment and dedication to green building practices and demonstrates your green credentials to your clients and partners.

Advocacy & Service

The NZGBC acts as a champion for its collective of members from all aspects of the building industry value chain. The NZGBC aims to facilitate strategic long-term outcomes for industry on behalf of our members through policy advocacy, thus expanding the impact of the industry.

Networking Events

Build relationships with strategic business value through connecting and knowledge sharing with other green building advocates and practitioners at our NZGBC events including: New Zealand’s premier Sustainable Housing Summit, Green Rooms, master classes and member only evenings.


Members receive discounts on all NZGBC training, including Green Star and Homestar™ accreditation. Special membership rates and early booking information is offered on all events with some events provided to members only. In addition, Members also have the option of in-house training

Office facilities

NZGBC offers a member drop-in space at its offices in Queen Street, Auckland that is free for members. This includes coffee, guest wi-fi, library access and ability to book meeting rooms during specified hours. Find out more ...


As a member you can use the NZGBC member logo on your communication and promotional material and share your green credentials with your clients and partners. You will also be listed on our online Member Directory which is a high traffic page; enquiries about affiliated organisations are directed to this section of our website.

Information & Research

Member companies receive access to the latest international and national best practice information and research. Stay up-to-date and don’t get left behind as the industry moves towards a sustainable future.

Rating Tools

Green Star, Homestar™, BASE and NABERSNZ  are the building industry’s impartial third-party rating systems, and member businesses will gain considerable leadership advantages, with access to the latest information about tangible methods to build better and greener, in line with market-practices.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The NZGBC relies on membership and sponsorship funding to carry out its mission statement. Sponsorship opportunities are exclusively available to member companies, and offer invaluable recognition by the industry and your customer base. Partnering with the New Zealand Green Building Council as a sponsor not only aligns your brand with the latest green building practice and thinking, it also provides an opportunity to profile your products or solutions in the green building marketplace.

NZGBC eNewsletters

Members receive eNewsletters containing up-to-date news and views on green building, as well as invitations to industry events, and much more.

Make a Difference

Together we are working for a future in which New Zealanders can work and live in healthy, efficient, productive and environmentally sustainable buildings. Our members are actively making a difference and leading New Zealand into a sustainable future.


NZGBC has members across a wide selection of the industry including:


  1. Commercial Property Developers
  2. Investors, Owners, and Owner Occupiers
  3. Residential Builders and Developers
  4. Government Departments and Agencies, Local and Regional Authorities
  5. Tenants and End-users Retail
  6. Building Contractors
  7. Building Product Manufacturers and Distributors
  8. Architects and Design
  9. Engineers
  10. Property and Construction Professionals
  11. Higher Education, Research and NGOs
  12. Related Property Interests

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