Climate change is here, right now. And, as a member of NZGBC, you’re part of the fight against it. Buildings account for over one-third of the world’s climate change pollution, which is why green buildings are so important. Green buildings use clean energy, and are highly efficient, so we’re going to celebrate them during World Green Building Week kicking off on 25 September. See line up of our #WGBW2017 activities.
Creating big change with NABERSNZ
Here's a useful video introducing NABERSNZ ratings which are used to measure the energy efficiency of commercial office buildings in New Zealand. Video
Green Star Performance official launch
Green Star Performance is the tool that measures performance of existing buildings. Here's an intro video and fuller description. Be one of the first to learn how this tool will improve buildings in NZ; save the date 8.30am-2.30pm, 20 October, in Auckland. Christchurch and Wellington dates to follow.
Newly certified Green Star
This month saw five new Green Star certifications across the country, in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Congratulations to everyone involved. More detail
Green building specs made simple
On-line specifying tool Masterspec NZ's new systems make it easier to specify Homestar and Green Star projects. Read more or contact our technical coordinators to see how your products align with rating tools.
NZGBC in the regions
James Woods, Technical Coordinator at NZGBC is now responsible for Tauranga, Rotorua and Hamilton. For your upcoming projects or other NZGBC matters, talk to James.
Don't miss Green Speak Waikato in September
This last Green Speak Waikato of the year features Andrew Eagles presenting new tools to improve existing buildings and homes, a tour of Green Star targeting Rototuna School with explanation by project leaders Amanda Bryan and Jacqui Hudson and more. 28 September, register here
Homestar® launch videos now online
If you missed the Homestar® launch you can catch up on slideshows and videos here.
Sustainable products new to NZ
Apricus Solar Hot Water Live Monitoring for business clients and homeowners. Newly available, this technology offers live, online monitoring and data collection.
Reports and research
Stepping stones to Paris and beyond: Climate change, progress, and predictability, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment