Member News September 2015
29 September 2015
Update from Alex – positioning ourselves for the future
Like any organisation, it’s important for the NZGBC to periodically review the environment we’re operating in, and adjust our strategy accordingly.
What’s happening in New Zealand’s green building sector, and how can we ensure we’re meeting industry need? Read more
Oz/ NZ sustainable portfolios lead the world say GRESB
Highlights from World Green Building Week 2015
How we celebrated at home and around the world, read more and link to Chris Day's lecture about Marshall Day's astounding acoustic design for the Philharmonie de Paris. How we celebrated at home and around the world, read more
Wellington buildings challenge launched
The Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority (EECA) and Wellington City council launched the Wellington Smart Building Challenge this month. Read more
And the first v3 Green Star project registration goes to...
McKee Fehl has registered the $20m refurbishment of the former Dominion Post building in Wellington as the first Green Star project under the new version of the tool. Read more about this and other newly registered Green Star projects.
Homestar makeover for former state houses
Second chance for two old state houses in Glen Innes as they are transformed into Homestar rated homes. Read more
The slow process of generating demand for sustainable homes
NZGBC member Claudia Kaltensteller of Harakeke Consultants talks frankly to the Fifth Estate about the NZ sustainable housing market. Read more
Colliers International claims WPPA prize for 15 Stout St project
Innovation, sustainability and the design standards utilised to give new life to this stunning heritage building wowed the judges for the Wellington Best Project award.Read more
Energy efficiency for facilities and property managers
Energy efficiency guru, Steve Hennessy of WT Sustainability, will talk about realistic and achievable ways to improve the efficiency of your buildings. Attend Steve's talk in October and receive a 15% discount on NABERSNZ Practitioner course. Register
Internships open for student members
Resene Total Colour awards 2015 - big scoop for NZGBC members
Isthmus, Element 17, Darryl Church Architecture, Athfield Architects and ASC Architects were all recipients at this year's awards. For a full list of winners and their projects read more
Around the globe
Algae cleans waste water, saves energy
In Las Cruces, New Mexico, a pilot project is using heat-loving algae to clean wastewater and generate energy, read more.