Our vision is for all homes and buildings in Aotearoa to be green and sustainable, making healthier, happier New Zealanders. For that to happen we need leadership and action to change how we design and build our homes, buildings and communities.
Representing over 700 organisations and companies who believe in a better built Aotearoa, we advocate for regulatory and industry-wide change, provide independent and trusted certification, and support New Zealand on its path to a low carbon future.
The government has extended the deadline for landlords to comply with the Healthy Homes Standards from 1 July 2024 to 1 July 2025. The delay means landlords can fail to provide basic heating, insulation, and ventilation for another year, and is a kick in the teeth for thousands of New Zealanders.Read our full response
Some of the biggest changes to Green Star are under consultation now. Green Star Buildings is the most ambitious version yet, aimed at meeting future demands on the built environment with aspirational benchmarks for addressing climate action, resource efficiency, and health and wellbeing.Have your say
The New Zealand economy could receive a multi-billion dollar injection, totalling almost $150billion, if new homes and buildings are constructed to be less polluting, the very first study of its kind has found.
Published alongside the Property Council New Zealand, the Ratings Snapshot provides the first comprehensive overview of the sustainability frameworks commonly used for New Zealand’s buildings.Read the report
Changes to the Building Code mean additional insulation will be required for new homes. We have developed the H1 Calculator to help residential projects submit for H1 using the calculation method.Find out more
The country’s tallest commercial structure - the dynamic 5 Green Star rated PwC Tower – has transformed Auckland’s skyline. The building now stands as a striking example of how major developments can help champion more sustainable, efficient design and construction.
This month we’ve launched several key updates which we want your feedback on.
The New Zealand Green Building Council is thrilled to see the impact the Government’s Healthy Homes Initiative has had for Kiwi families. But it also shows the huge opportunity we as a country have to radically improve the lives of all New Zealanders.