Who we are

The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) are passionate advocates for better buildings, because we know that better buildings mean healthier, happier Kiwis.

Established in 2006 as a not-for-profit industry organisation, we believe all New Zealanders deserve to be safe, healthy and happy – at home, at school, at work. Everywhere.

The NZGBC represents more than 520 companies and organisations, including government departments, banks, energy companies, insurers, property and construction companies, architects, developers, designers and tertiary education institutions. This includes many of the NZX50. These members have a combined market turnover of $20 billion. We also work with local government members, representing over 60% of New Zealand’s population.

Our vision

All homes and buildings in Aotearoa green and sustainable, making healthier, happier New Zealanders

We run trusted, robust authentication schemes, such as Green Star and Homestar, that highlight the many buildings that have proven their healthy, safe credentials. And we provide education for hundreds of New Zealanders every year keen to learn about the technical aspects behind better buildings.

NZGBC is a member of the World Green Building Council, and the New Zealand Construction Industry Council.


    We are grateful for the foresight and support of our founding members:

    Beca Corporate Holdings | BRANZ | Carson Group | Cavalier Bremworth | Davis Langdon | DLA Phillips Fox | Dominion Income Property Fund | Fletcher Building | Foodstuffs Auckland Ltd | GHD| Hugh Tennent Architecture | Kada | Kensington Properties Ltd | Kiwi Income Property Trust | LFC NZ| Macquarie Goodman | Matisse | Meridian Energy | Ministry of Education | MPM Projects Ltd | Multiplex Construction | New Zealand Post | Promanco Kenman | Resene | Sinclair Knight Merz Ltd | Stack | Stonewood Homes | Structex ltd | Team Architecture Ltd | URS NZ | Warren & Mahoney.