Events and education

The NZGBC runs a comprehensive programme of industry training and education, ranging from formal green building qualifications, to one-off workshops.

No matter what field you or your organisation works in, or what your training need, NZGBC will have a course or programme that will suit. We are also open to developing training programmes that meet specific needs – please contact our Education and Training Team to discuss this option.


We train and accredit professionals to work with the rating tools available in New Zealand:

  • Green Star - Practitioner or Assessor
  • Homestar - Practitioner or Assessor
  • NABERSNZ - Practitioner or Assessor

Workshops and masterclasses

We hold short workshops or masterclasses, ranging from a few hours to a whole day, in a variety of topics that are relevant to the New Zealand green building sector. Browse our upcoming courses to find workshops or masterclasses currently available in your area.

In-house training

We can come to your workplace to deliver training to your staff – either one of our established courses, or bespoke training that meets the needs of your team.

Advisory committee

Our education and events programmes are informed by the views of practising professionals who sit on our advisory committee. Drawn from our experienced members, this committee advises on the most topical issues for the sector.


Many companies in the design or construction sector find that sponsoring an NZGBC training programme or series, gives them excellent exposure to professionals working in that area. Please note, although we invite sponsors to make short presentations to course attendees, we do not permit commercial influence over course content.