Who we are

The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) is a not-for-profit, industry organisation dedicated to accelerating the development and adoption of market-based green building practices. We do this through:

  •  Promoting the benefits of sustainable buildings by creating a common language and demonstrating the value.
  • Assisting the property and construction sector to acquire the skills and knowledge to be able to deliver a sustainable built environment.
  • Motivating and rewarding the sustainable development and operation of buildings across New Zealand.

The NZGBC was established in July 2005 and in 2006 became a member of the World Green Building Council (WGBC). The WGBC is an international not-for-profit organisation that aims to move the global property industry and built environment towards sustainability, with Green Building Councils being established in various countries around the world.

NZGBC is also a member of the Construction Industry Council. The Council exists to:

  • promote the interests of the broader construction industry to central government
  • create conditions in which the sector can prosper
  • work together for the general good.