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.
This year we have approached the main political parties for their positions on four key issues for decarbonising our sector – improving our building regulations, government procurement, energy labels for buildings, and improving the state of our existing homes.We are publishing these responses as part of the NZGBC’s party policy stocktake to provide accessible information on where each party stands.Find out more
Due to be introduced next year and replace the current Green Star Design & As Built certification from mid-2025, Green Star Buildings NZ sets a new benchmark for sustainable commercial buildings.Have your say
We're are delighted to launch the country's first net zero carbon certification specifically for building operations.Find out more
Hours before the Budget was announced – always one of the biggest and busiest domestic news events of the year, which hoovers up journalists’ attention and the bandwidth of media outlets – the government released their response to the Commerce Commission’s investigation into the broken residential building supplies market.
NEWB is the first 5 Green Star rated public health building in Aotearoa New Zealand, heralding a new era as all new large-scale public health infrastructure investments are now required to meet 5 Green Star accreditation.
The New Zealand Green Building Council has today released a comprehensive guide to help commercial buildings transition away from fossil fuels and towards efficient, renewable energy.