Who we are

We are a team of people who are passionate advocates for better buildings, because we know that better buildings mean healthier, happier Kiwis. The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) is a not-for-profit, industry organisation. 

Our vision

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

We do this through
  • Promoting the benefits of sustainable buildings by creating a common language and demonstrating the value.
  • Assisting the property and construction sector to acquire the skills and knowledge to be able to deliver a sustainable built environment.
  • Motivating and rewarding the sustainable development and operation of buildings across New Zealand.

The NZGBC was established in July 2005 and in 2006 became a member of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC). The WorldGBC is an international not-for-profit organisation that aims to move the global property industry and built environment towards sustainability, with Green Building Councils being established in various countries around the world.

NZGBC is also a member of the Construction Industry Council.

The Construction Industry Council exists to:

  • promote the interests of the broader construction industry to central government
  • create conditions in which the sector can prosper and work together for the general good.

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.