Getting ahead on the carbon issue, see you at Green Property Summit 2017. (Member news version 2 with corrected links)

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Update from Andrew: Investors are driving change..

Buildings are important. We would go further. Done right buildings will improve productivity of occupants and their health also. Read more

NABERSNZ trending up

Attracted by the benefits of reduced costs and healthier working environments, Auckland Council, the Government Property Group and leading property investors, have approved portfolio-wide ratings. Read more

New director at NZGBC

We are delighted to announce that Jill Solomon our new Director of Operations. New to the role but not to NZGBC, Jill has been Finance Manager since 2008. Team directory

Green light in the Waikato

Local members welcomed the new NZGBC Waikato Forum last week. The group aims to stimulate green building in the region, with more activities planned for 2017. For more information contact Ian Matthew, Holmes Group Event summary and photos

NZ farewells a sustainability pioneer

Sadly Dr Maggie Lawton passed away this month. A pioneer for sustainability, Otago Regional councillor and strong advocate for Homestar and Green Star - we thank you Maggie for your huge contribution to the sustainable built environment. Press article

Moving 'NZ' to 'Net Zero'

Vivid Economics' recent report on how we can achieve our carbon commitments by 2050 recommends standards on lights and appliances, changes to building codes and improved energy efficiency. Report

Global news

Better outcomes for all

Buildings contribute to nine of the seventeen UN sustainable development goals says WorldGBC.Read more

Are we ready for 3D printed homes?

The latest in startup companies offering this technology overseas. Read more

Industry events

GoGreen Expo Auckland, 1-2 April 2017

Put a plaque on it!

Add the finishing touch to your Green Star building or Homestar home. Weatherproof plaques are now available... learn more and place your order.

Sponsor Homestar v4

Soon to be released Homestar Version 4 will radically change the way the tool is delivered, opening the way for healthier homes to a much broader segment of the market. You are invited to help lead the change, contact Amy

Geyser continues to shine

What a treat for our team to tour Samson Corp's iconic 6 Green Star built rated Geyser building this week. Six years on - natural light, tranquil courtyards, waste recovery and breathing façade prove why this award winner is still ahead of the market. More about the building

New project registration

First Green Star church registered. Read more

Welcome to our new members

LZ Lighting, Building Excellence Group, DCD Ltd, Magpie Starter Homes, Solargard, Auckland Airport, Th1nk Project Management

Congratulations to our newly qualified professionals

Homestar Practitioner Huan Bourne, Iris Xu, Brett Todd, Ziwei Zhao, Max Bai, Keith Tickner, Peng Li, Harley Billington, Frank Xie, Longgang Shui, Daoxin Tian, Greg Street, Sarah Daniell, Hamish West, Grant Boniface, Jason Misilei, Anita Milne, Adam Turoa, Byron Pick, Annabelle Numaguchi, Stephen Fitzgerald, Krystal Hildebrand, Eugenio Boidi, Ken McKerracher, Kate Matson, Noel Guilfoyle, Shizuka Yasui, Beth Black, Jasmin Mockford, Shizuka Yasui, Sue Robinson, Gary Robertson, Les Norris, Chris Leggett

Homestar Assessor Shawn McIsaac

Green Star Practitioner Rodney Gower, Rebecca MacDonald, Guy Penny, David Giffen, David Jung, Deon Pieters, Peter Worger, Kulwinder Panesar, Asha Patel, Nigel Chivers, Hannah Fyffe, Andrew Bell

NABERSNZ Practitioner Mike Breuker, Drew Roberts, Nikki Buckett

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