Huge opportunity for developers in Homestar – chief executive update
30 September was a major milestone for sustainable building in New Zealand. The Auckland Unitary Plan is notified today – making 6 Homestar ratings mandatory for five or more homes in one development.
Brave choices essential for a liveable city – chief executive update
Auckland’s growing exponentially. The numbers say it all – by 2031 nearly 40% of New Zealand’s population will live in Auckland. As we all know, there are massive planning issues that come with this.
We’ll be working for you in 2013/14
There’s a new financial year, a new-look newsletter and a swathe of newly registered members.
We are finishing the financial year with a big bang! NABERSNZ was launched a couple of weeks ago, with Minister Simon Bridges lending strong central Government support.
Stranded asset - an asset that is worth less on the market than it is on a balance sheet due to the fact that it has become obsolete in advance of complete depreciation.
I am delighted to be writing to you from Sydney where Green Cities is about to get underway.
Welcome back to the start of a year that is going to be filled with energy and enthusiasm!
The biggest news this month is the launch of the IPD/PCNZ Green Property Index on 7 November, which has started to prove the business case for certified green buildings in New Zealand.
Housing affordability and urban regeneration are highly topical this week, with the Government’s response to the Productivity Commission on housing affordability announced on Monday, and the Auckland Conversations discussion about the economic factors influencing this, on Wednesday.
How do we encourage investment in energy efficiency, leading to low carbon cities? It’s the subject that’s on my mind as we approach the piloting period for NABERSNZ, but it also connects with a number of other strands that we are grappling with at the moment at NZGBC.