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CEO update: Our unexpected hero

Waikato law student, Sarah Thomson is battling the Government in court on climate change. Read more

Getting ready for HomestarĀ® v4

Homestar has gone through the most comprehensive review since its initial launch in 2011. Join us for a series of workshops, training and celebrations around the country. Be part of the action.

Green Star Performance news

Visit our Green Star Performance page to find out more about this market-changing new rating tool for existing buildings. Read more

Our first trained GSAP Performance professionals are now at your service: Peter Bryant | Marsha Valenta | Anthony Calderone | Warner Brunton | Rochelle Payne | Torin Hay | Hamish Craigie | Bobby Shen | Patrick Arnold

Training facility opening soon

Pro Clima HUB will showcase advanced building systems for healthy, energy efficient and durable buildings and provide education programs and opportunities for all building professionals. Opening 7 July. Read more

Global News

From thousands to billions

World GBC calls for Coordinated Action towards 100% Net Zero Carbon Buildings By 2050, this report outlines how this can be achieved by three core groups; Business, Government and Non-Governmental Organisations.

Reports and research

Energy in buildings 50 best practice initiatives, The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and NDY, June 2017. This report identifies the 50 best practice initiatives to save energy in buildings in Australia. Zoned into climate areas there are many applications for New Zealand.

Smart office guide best-practice in sustainable workplace management, Sustainable Business Network, May 2017 references Green Star and NABERSNZ as frameworks to enable more sustainable workplaces.

Have you renewed membership?

It's renewal time, be sure your company is current so you don't miss out on benefits and go in the draw to win $500 of NZGBC vouchers. Check your member status on your NZGBC dashboard.

Green Star Communities Tool guidance

The communities tool assesses the planning design and construction of large-scale development projects against a holistic set of distinct social, environmental and economic categories. Read more

Breaking new ground

Homestar Assessor Rochelle Payne and husband, Joel's home is pushing the boundaries in home sustainability in NZ with their earth-rammed 10 Homestar design. Read more

Latest project registrations

Two new Green Star projects. More detail

Welcome to our newest members

Fraemohs Homes | Tamaki Regeneration Company | Watercare Services | Fisher Group Graphenstone

Congratulations to our newly qualifed professionals

Green Star Practitioners : Allan Taylor | Anna Skelton | Hilary West | Kirk Smith | Lindsay Wood | Rob Smith | Sean Sanderson | Viliame Rawalai

Green Star Accredited Professionals: Tara Grant | Linley Kerr | Callum Bakker | Bob Marshall | Ingo Ratsdorf | Graham Applin | Gokul Moorthy | Matthew Lee

External events

Product Intelligence for Green Building Outcomes

NZGBC is partnering with Envirospec for an additional morning product seminar held prior to the Homestar v4 events. Read more

Commercial building energy training

EMANZ 11 to 15 September 2017. Read more

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