CEO Update – An exciting year ahead for sustainable building
We’re already a month into 2014 – and as we return from holiday sun-baked and refreshed, it’s a great time to anticipate the challenges ahead for sustainable building.
CEO update - We're looking for a new home in 2014
It's a bittersweet end to 2013 for us at the NZGBC: Director of Knowledge and Leadership Rohan Bush is leaving for Auckland Council, and Technical Director Juergen Lange is returning to Germany.
CEO Update - an AGM Summary
The New Zealand Green Building Council’s (NZGBC) annual general meeting (AGM) was held on Wednesday this week. It’s an important opportunity to accompany the more formal aspects of running a not-for-profit, with a less formal update on progress over the year. It also allows members a chance to question, discuss and debate how NZGBC is run, and better understand the processes used to ensure good governance is applied.
CEO Update - Report from the 2013 World GBC Congress
Being exposed over just one week to the wealth of incredible green building activity around the world is always an overwhelming and inspiring experience.
CEO update - Huge opportunity for developers in Homestar
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.