Global Carbon Count



17 August 2019

Source: Manua Loa Observatory, Hawaii     More information

Global Building Industry Contribution
Above safe
level (350ppm)

About us & Membership

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The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) is a non-profit membership organisation that promotes better buildings, because better buildings mean healthier, happier people.

The green building movement is growing. Thousands of better buildings are being constructed, backed by billions of dollars, providing healthier and happier workplaces and homes for thousands of Kiwis.

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Constructing new buildings could pump out climate pollution equivalent to one million cars

Constructing and renovating New Zealand buildings between now and 2050 could pump out climate change pollution equivalent to one million cars on the road every year, a new report has revealed.

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Zero Carbon Bill submission

Aotearoa, and the whole world, has to get to zero carbon very soon, and buildings are going to have to play a big part of this vital transition.

That's why our submission to the Zero Carbon Bill is asking for a building, construction and property industry expert to be included on the climate change commission.

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Our latest news digest

New Zealand announces its first ever climate action plan, Canada promotes timber skyscrapers, steel sector facing ‘vicious cocktail of climate impacts’, green banks are on the rise as cities look for ways to fund essential work to prevent climate change, more than 2150 public homes have been built in New Zealand in the past year but that’s still well short of demand, and our government announces its Climate Action Plan to move to a low emissions economy. These stories and more in our regular round up of green building and climate change news from here and around the world.

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Our members

Ō mātou tāngata


New Zealand wide

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Green building projects

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Ngā hanganga arumoni


50 pipeline

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Ngā kāinga


25,000 pipeline

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