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.
A new alliance of business, health, sustainability, environmental, consumer, building and housing organisations are calling on all political parties to prioritise a ‘pollution busting home reno programme’ for hundreds of thousands of homes if elected.Find out more
That government's announcement that mandatory energy performance ratings and waste reduction could be embedded in the Building Act is a huge moment for better, more sustainable buildingsRead more
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
We’ve just finished up the first round of consultation on some of the biggest changes to Green Star yet. Green Star Buildings will replace Green Star Design & As Built NZ v1.1 when introduced in late 2023Find out more
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
Sustainability was front of mind when Metlifecare drew up plans for a dynamic care home at its Gulf Rise retirement village.
Now Weiti Care is the first care facility in Aotearoa to achieve a 6 Green Star Design certification
If we go about slashing climate change emissions with the same urgency and community spirit as we did when faced with the impacts of climate change, we can make a huge difference.
When Mark Ashforth and his wife Megan Nielsen moved back to Aotearoa from America five years ago they wanted to build a family home which nurtured its occupants and the environment.
Recently awarded a 9 Homestar rating, the couple’s home showcases their care for the planet and best practice performance.