Research and reports

New Zealand publications

Reducing risk and improving returns towards 2030, New Zealand Green Building Council, December 2020 

NZGBC GHG Report FY18-19
, The New Zealand Green Building Council, September 2020

Green Star in focus: the case for sustainable industrial buildingsNew Zealand Green Building Council and Green Building Council Australia, August 2020

Homestar v5 consultation scoping paperNew Zealand Green Building Council, June 2020

Homestar v5 consultation executive summaryNew Zealand Green Building Council, June 2020

Homestar and the UN Sustainable Development Goals: an infographicNew Zealand Green Building Council, June 2020

A green recovery: Kick-starting a just transition with healthy homes, providing a multi-billion dollar economic boost, New Zealand Green Building Council, May 2020

Infographic: Zero carbon road map for Aotearoa's buildingsNew Zealand Green Building Council, September 2019

Under Construction: Hidden emissions and untapped potential of buildings for New Zealand’s 2050 zero carbon goal, thinkstep ANZ, on behalf of the New Zealand Green Building Council, August 2019

Infographic showing key findings of Under Construction: Hidden emissions and untapped potential of buildings for New Zealand's 2050 zero carbon goal, August 2019

Homestar Value Case Study Cost Benefit Analysis, Ecubed Building Workshop, September 2018

The case for sustainable healthcare, New Zealand Green Building Council and the Green Building Council Australia, September 2018 and see summary here

Codebreakers - constructing KiwiBuild homes to a standard above the New Zealand Building Code, Sense Partners, June 2018

Cost of Homestar report for New Zealand Green Building Council, Rawlinsons, May 2018

The carbon footprint of New Zealand’s built environment: hotspot or not?  thinkstep Australasia, May 2018

Smart office guide Best practice in sustainable workplace management, Sustainable Business Network, May 2017

Green is good, Bayleys and New Zealand Green Building council, March 2017

Energy policies of IEA countries - New Zealand 2017 review, International Energy Agency, February 2017

Transition to a low-carbon economy for New Zealand, The Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi, April 2016

Climate change mitigation options for New Zealand: buildings summary, The Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi, April 2016

Strategic review of New Zealand's green building market, NZGBC, September 2015

Creating healthier classrooms for NZ primary school students, Health Research Council of NZ, 2015

Green Star schools handbook, NZGBC, June 2014

Results from a Rental Housing Warrant of Fitness pre-test, He Kainga Oranga University of Otago, May 2014

Benefits of Green Star certification, NZGBC, April 2014

Homestar cost-scoring appraisal for Christchurch City Council district plan revision 0.1, Jasmax and Rawlinsons, December 2013

Homestar case study cost benefit analysis, Ecubed Building Workshop , March 2013

Homestar cost-scoring appraisal for Auckland Council draft unitary plan, Jasmax and Rawlinsons, February 2013

Global publications

Bringing embodied carbon upfront, WorldGBC, September 2019

A guide to healthier homes and a healthier planet, WorldGBC, December 2018

World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report , Dodge Data and Analytics, November 2018

WHO Housing and Health Guidelines, World Health Organisation, November 2018

Doing right by planet and people: the business case for health and wellbeing in green building, WorldGBC, April 2018

Towards a zero-emission, efficient, and resilient buildings and construction sector Global Status Report 2017, UN Environment, December 2017

From thousands to billions - coordinated action towards 100% net zero carbon buildings by 2050, WorldGBC, May 2017

Better Places for People, WorldGBC ongoing reports on health and well-being in buildings, 2015 onwards

Energy in buildings 50 best practice initiatives, The Clean Energy Finance Corporation, June 2017

Green Star financial transparency, Green Building Council of Australia, July 2016

World Green Building trends 2016: developing barkets accelerate global green growth, Dodge Data & Analytics/ United Technologies Corp, WorldGBC, February 2016

The business case for green building, WorldGBC, 2013

Useful research groups

School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Massey University

Project Title: Indoor Air Quality Monitoring Equipment

Project Title: Improving health and wellbeing in low decile classrooms with a low cost solar ventilation system

Professor Robyn Phipps

Dr Mikael Boulic