Homestar v4 is open for business, check your membership renewal, gearing up for World Green Building Week.

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CEO Update: Homestar® completely reengineered

Homestar is transforming the quality of the residential housing market in New Zealand. 10,000 homes are registered or confirmed as going ahead with Homestar. What's it all about then? Read on

Officially launched v4

A big turn out and positive reactions were key to the Homestar® v4 launch. See photos on our facebook page and read Architecture Now article. If you missed out in Auckland, you can still register for v4 events around the country. For more information about Homestar®v4 and to register your project, see our updated website

Homestar® directory of builders and designers

If you have built or designed Homestar® certified homes and you are a current NZGBC member company how about adding your name to the (currently under construction) Homestar® builder/designer directory? For inclusion, send your details to Susan

Closer ties with UoA

NZGBC is looking forward to collaborating across the University of Auckland. The University sees their new membership as a positive step towards its commitment to UN Sustainability Development Goals. Read their announcement

Heritage Carpets 10 year party

Congratulations to Umesh and his team for supplying sustainable carpets to NZ for a decade, and being loyal supporters of NZGBC since the beginning. Lovely night at Auckland Museum. What a great bunch of people! See what they do

Global News

New board at WorldGBC

Three new global green building leaders will join its Board of Directors, with five existing members re-appointed, including a new Vice-Chair. Read more

Better mortgages for energy efficient homes?

It already has the attention of major banks across Europe. New research from the UK hopes that offering home buyers the potential of more money if they buy a lower energy home will shift buying habits towards lower energy homes. Read more

ISO delivers tool to measure carbon content of buildings

The new ISO rating marks a milestone in the global recognition of the contribution of buildings to the world's carbon footprint, and makes the vision of all net zero buildings by 2050 more achievable. Read more

Membership - last call for renewal

You can check your membership status and expiry date by logging into and selecting Dashboard (top), and Company (right menu). Make sure you don't miss out on benefits from 1 August - follow up with your Key Person or contact Susan

Make some noise in World Green Building Week with #OurHeroIsZero

This year's celebrations will be bigger, brighter and louder than ever. Starting with a worldwide social media Thunderclap on 25 September. Tweet your proud sustainability moments and add your pledge or event to the Global Action Map. Keep and eye on our events page and don't forget to share your ideas with us. World Green Building Week 25 Sept-1 Oct.

NZGBC Waikato update

Presentations sparked debate and ideas on how to increase the uptake of green buildings at Green Speak Waikato in June. View slides and photos here, for more about NZGBC Waikato Forum contact Susan. Next meeting in September.

Women In Construction Awards Finalists

NZGBC salutes the finalists of the NAWIC awards. We are so proud to see so many NZGBC supporters included, showing leadership in their fields. More details

Newly registered projects

Green star project. More detail

Welcome to our newest members

Abodo | Smart Energy Homes | University of Auckland | Ellis Gould | Ministry of Education | eCubed Ltd

Congratulations to our newly qualified professionals

GSAP Performance: Ben Masters

Homestar Assessor: Frank Xie

All Homestar Professionals must complete v4 refresher training. Video training will be available for purchase from August.

Industry events

Elevate Summit for Social Change, Engineers Without Borders NZ and Volunteer Service Abroad, Auckland, 29 July

Constructive, NZ Construction Forum, Auckland 2-4 August

International Green Building Conference 2017, Singapore, 12-14 September

Changing Perceptions of Timber Conference 2017, Rotorua 27-28 September

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