Update on our work

24 March 2020

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Here's an update on our work, and what you can expect from us over the next few weeks, from your green certification tools to our courses and webinars. We'll continue to update this page, so do check back.

Firstly, our events...

We’re committed to all New Zealanders being healthy and happy, and with that firmly at the front of our mind, and in our hearts, we've decided to postpone some important events that we know many of you were looking forward to.

We’ve postponed the 2020 Housing Summit. It was the only decision we could make right now. We're hoping to hold it at a later date, so do watch this space.

Green Speak Waikato has also been postponed. We know that lots of people were very keen to hear about a big issue at this event: dealing with construction waste. We're looking to offer an online alternative soon, so do keep an eye out and we’ll keep you updated on this.

We'll still be awarding the Future Thinker of the Year 2020 award to an outstanding student or recent graduate. But we won't be holding a physical event to make the award. Instead we're exploring options to hold an online award-giving while our judges peruse the many awesome entries we got.

Your green certification tools...

The technical team here are continuing to process registrations and submissions for all of our rating tools including Homestar, HomeFit, Green Star and NABERSNZ, and they’re responding to any submissions and technical questions you may have in the normal timeframe.

We are, of course, aware that some construction projects will be delayed. Please do get in touch with us if you have any concerns about meeting submission deadlines. The team are always happy to help.

And keep an eye out on the individual webpages for each of the rating tools (Homestar, Green Star, HomeFit and NABERSNZ) as we’ll be updating those pages soon with specific information.

Our webinars...

Our webinars are increasingly popular, and we've got some interesting talks coming up, including one next week on cycle friendly design and end-of-trip facilities and we will bring you some insights and lessons learned to date on the Design & As Built tool.

Our courses...

Our upcoming Homestar courses will take place online given the current circumstances. If you need training in our healthy building verification tools, see our upcoming training here. We'll be updating the information on that page soon, as we shift our other courses for Green Star and Homefit online too.

If you're spending more time at home than usual, do remember that we have a host of great training resources in our video library. If you need extra FE points for your qualification renewal, make sure you give those a watch that have FE points associated with them.

The team always like hearing from you, so do please get in touch with us if we can help with anything, or if you have any suggestions. We're all working at home, and available as usual.

Remember to wash your hands, and be kind.