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  • 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • 29 November 2017
  • Beca Auditorium
  • 21 Pitt Street
  • Auckland
Price (exclusive of GST)
  • $60.00 for members
  • $120.00 for non-members

Better Performance. Better Buildings. The Launch of Green Star Performance.


The New Zealand Green Building Council officially launched Green Star Performance, the first system to allow a comprehensive, independent environmental and efficiency verification of New Zealand’s existing buildings.

Watch large Australian property owner, Frasers Property explain how Green Star Performance provides value to their business and is now undertaken routinely. Marine Calmettes talks about achieving a portfolio rating on 55 buildings in less than 3 months.

The Green Star Performance launch featured speakers from leading businesses and property organisations.

The speakers included:


Councillor Penny Hulse, represents Auckland's Waitākere Ward and is Chair of the Environment and Community Committee

The Economics of Sustainability

Sharon Zollner, Chief Economist at ANZ

The market is shifting. A general economic update.

Before joining ANZ, Sharon worked at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and the central bank of Norway. At ANZ, she has developed an economic indicator based on traffic flow data, called the ANZ truckometer. Sharon talked about the economics of sustainability. View slides

Green Bonds + Climate Bonds

Eliza Mathews, Associate Director, Sustainable Finance Solutions at ANZ

Green bonds are big news. Eliza explained out how they work, and how you can make them work for your business and your buildings.

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The importance of getting the temperature right

Ross Liston, Associate Director, Advisory, Risk, Health & Safety and Sustainability at KPMG New Zealand

The concepts of ‘sustainability’, ‘climate change’ and the ‘Paris agreement’ are part of the modern lexicon, from Board Agendas to scrawled graffiti.

While various debates rage on around its true significance, one would be hard pressed to dismiss the impact of economic, social and environmental forces in transforming the business landscape. But how exactly is this relevant to our day-to-day activities and the true value of the businesses?

Ross Liston, from KPMG, talked to these concepts and referred to case studies to show how businesses impose costs on society for which they haven’t accounted and create benefits for society for which they have not been fully compensated. Equipped with this understanding you will be better positioned to develop effective response strategies that protect and create value for your business, your shareholders and society. View slides

Transforming New Zealand buildings for the better

Sam Archer, Director of Market Transformation NZGBC, Nicole Sullivan Senior Manager - Green Star Solutions GBCA, Connal Townsend CEO PCNZ

The official launch of Green Star Performance, a ground-breaking product that will transform New Zealand’s buildings for the better.

Leading the Green Star Solutions team, Nicole is responsible for Green Star certification and technical development of the rating system. With a combination of technical expertise and marketing experience, Nicole is able to communicate the complexities of sustainable design and construction in accessible language that resonates with customers. She is focused on maintaining the integrity of Green Star ratings while providing a flexible customer experience. View slides

Sam Archer is a Sustainability Consultant and Mechanical Engineer with over 18 years experience in the Construction Industry. Moving to New Zealand in July 2014 he is now Director Market Transformation at the New Zealand Green Building Council with a responsibility for running the sustainability and energy assessment tools - Green Star, Homestar and NABERSNZ. View slides

A vision for a more sustainable future

David Staker, Group Marketing Manager, Temperzone

David shared Temperzone’s vision and explained how its products are evolving to offer users complete control of their environment.

David Staker is at the forefront of helping create this type of sustainable future. As group marketing manager for Temperzone, he’s responsible for leading the company’s product management and marketing teams in their quest to develop a range of advanced air conditioning solutions. View slides

Case study: bringing it all together

Brendon Dwyer, General Manager - Building Services, Senior Technical Director - Building Services, Beca

Brendon took the audience through trends in sustainable building design and operation.

Brendon leads the Beca Building Services teams across Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and has a passion for large, complex projects. With over 20 years of experience, Brendon discussed the increasing performance of buildings. View slides

Sustainable revolution, how to make it happen.

Facilitator: Rod Oram

In front of an audience of business leaders, the panel, chaired by respected economics journalist Rod Oram, discussed the immediate challenges facing our buildings and urban infrastructure.

How does the building sector react to the complicated and interwoven challenges presented by growing density in our towns and cities, a rapid necessity to shift towards a zero carbon, sustainable future, our international climate change obligations under the Paris Agreement, and a greater need than ever before for quality buildings?

Panel Members

Connal Townsend, Chief Executive, Property Council New Zealand

Dr Lee Bint, Sustainable Building Scientist BRANZ

Gillian Wess, Chief Executive, FMANZ

John Mauro, Chief Sustainability Officer, Auckland Council

Andrew Eagles, Chief Executive Officer, New Zealand Green Building Council


Green Star Performance can be used for all buildings including retail, industrial, educational, healthcare, public buildings and offices. It has been designed to be used across building portfolios too. If you have a building, Green Star Performance can help you.

The new rating tool takes into account several categories, including energy, water and materials.

Green Star Performance will help building owners, operators and occupants to measure and monitor the efficiency and impacts of their buildings, and take practical action to improve.

And the benefits of Green Star Performance are numerous, including higher returns on investment, reduced operating costs, increased productivity, health improvements, and consumer demand and brand image.

To find out more, register to come along to the launch of this critical, industry-transforming tool.

CPD Points available for attendees

New Zealand Institute of Architects: 60 Points

Architectural Designers NZ: 8 Points

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