Member News June 2016
26 June 2016
Update from Alex: Shifting up a gear
Homestar is setting a new quality baseline for Auckland residential housing, and exciting Green Star news for a Christchurch community. Read more
WorldGBC commits to net-zero
In support of the Paris Agreement, WorldGBC announces its plan for net-zero buildings to be commonplace worldwide by 2050. Read more
NZGBC office achieves ‘excellent’ NABERSNZ rating
New Zealand Green Building Council has just achieved it’s very own NABERSNZ Tenancy energy performance rating of 4.5 stars out of a possible 6. This is considered “excellent performance”. Thanks to Kane Tarrant of Colliers International for assessing the office space. Read more
Green Star buildings collect awards
Our members are up on the awards podium again: Mansons TCLM and collaborators won the Property Industry Awards' Supreme Award for the NZME Central Headquarters; and Jasmax's work on the Fonterra Centre won them the large workspace award at the 2016 Interior Awards, and a merit for Green Building at the Property Industry awards.
NABERSNZ – great for business, says Bayleys
This short video explains why energy efficiency ratings benefit office investors, developers, landlords and tenants. Watch here
Membership renewals reminder
Thanks to members who have already renewed this year. If you haven't yet, there's still time! Any queries about your renewal payment, contact Susan.
Green Star rating at Golden Sands School
A 800sqm classroom block has achieved a 5 Green Star Built rating for its environmentally resilient design; this sits sweetly alongside the school's 5 Green Star rating for phase 1 of its development. Congratulations to Golden Sands School, Papamoa and our members Jasmax, Arrow International, BCD Group, Innerscape and the Ministry of Education, for making it happen.
Housing Summit wrap-up
In case you missed the 2016 Sustainable Housing Summit or would like to refresh your memory, here are the full slideshow presentations and event photos. Also, you can listen to radio interviews with speakers Andrea Reimer, James Legge and Daiman Otto.
New project registrations
Green Star and Homestar projects registered in June, including the largest single Homestar project with 1400 dwellings. Read more
Sustainable product news
Newly released sustainable building products now available in New Zealand
- AQUALOOP greywater recycling by Aloaqua
- POROTHERM e4 Blockhouse concept by Stellaria
- RibRaft Hotedge slab edge insulation solution by Firth
- Raymor Boston basin mixer WELS 6-star rated from Mico Bathrooms
And new certifications:
- Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for Aquatherm New Zealand's PP-R piping systems
Welcome to our new members
Congratulations to our newly qualified professionals
Contact our new professionals through the NZGBC Accredited Professionals directory.
Homestar Assessors: Siobahn Liddle, Lyn Maltby, Nik Gregg
Green Star Practitioners: Bing Li, Andrew Parkinson, Darren Cutfield, Errol Newlands, Francisco Yanez, Guru Singh, Troy Rayner, Dan Henderson
Green Star Accredited Professionals: Alana Edgar, Matthew King, Derek Smith, Carmen Knobloch, Harry Boyle, Anthony Gates
NABERSNZ Assessors: Ben Bently
International Green Star Interiors 2016 - Register your entry now until October 2016.
Workshop: Facilitating community-led placemaking with Milenko Matanovic, Auckland, 28-29 July 2016. This workshop will give you skills, processes and inspiration to facilitate engaging community placemaking processes.
BuildNZ/DesignEx Canterbury, 4-6 August 2016
World GBC Congress Sweden 2016, Sweden, 17-20 October 2016. The theme is "Building Sustainably", and there are early-bird offers for NZGBC member organisations.
Around the globe
New Chair for World GBC
Singapore's Tai Lee Siang will lead the WGBC Board of Directors. He's the first Asian to be appointed to this post, reflecting an increasing interest in transformation among Asian cities, and in recognition of the work Mr Tai has already achieved in this area. Read more and meet the WGBC's full Board
Mandatory disclosure threshold in Australia reduced to 1,000m2
This announcement was made by the Australian Federal Government with effect from 1 July 2017. The current disclosure programme for all office space of 2,000sqm or more has resulted in an "unprecedented transformation" of the mid-tier office market. Read more