Introducing your new board chair, Panuku banks on quality with Homestar.

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CEO update: Wow. We have a new Government

This is interesting for us all. This government is quite a contrast. They have an ambitious building programme, they want more urban development authorities and they have a stronger drive for environmental stewardship. Here at the New Zealand Green Building Council, we’re ready for these changes. Read more

A toast to your new Chair

We are delighted to share the news that Gary Walker, Executive Managing Director of Hawkins, is the new Chair of the NZGBC board. Thank you to Mary-Jane Daly, our previous Chair, for leaving the organisation in such fine shape. Read more

Invitation to meet Gary and board members

If you are in Wellington or Christchurch in November you can meet new Chair Gary Walker and other members of the board following our popular Green Rooms. If you'd just like to meet board members without attending the Green Room, please email the events team. In Auckland, you can meet Gary and the board at the AGM and end of year drinks.

Nominations for the board are open

If you're the key person for your company please check your inbox for the call for nominations to our board. Nominations must arrive at NZGBC by 8 November. Look out for voting forms on 15 November and do attend your AGM and end of year drinks on 7 December. You can register here

More big names join NZGBC

An increasing number of organisations believe that NZGBC and certification schemes are the way the go. They are showing support through membership and enjoying the benefits of increased knowledge, mixing with green building professionals and improving the quality and performance of their own built environment. Read who and why

Plug in to NZGBC live webinars

We're running a monthly lunchtime webinar series with ideas, innovations and insights for better buildings in New Zealand. These energising sessions take place on the last Wednesday of every month, from midday until 1pm. Get inspired in November with an introduction to Green Star Performance. Register

So long and thank you

It's great to see NZGBC student members moving on to bigger things. After completing a NABERSNZ internship, University of Victoria graduate Ritva Vilppola filled a short-term role in our Green Star team working on key projects such as Mason Brothers, Kumatoto Site 10 and Pita Te Hori buildings. She has now moved on to WSP, Brisbane. Haere tū atu, hoki tū mai!

Global news

Print me a bridge

World's first 3-D printed bridge opens in the Netherlands. Read and watch on Inhabitat

Better performance. Better buildings

With over 130 new building and fit-out Green Star certifications in New Zealand, we are now focusing on improving the existing building market. The Green Star Performance rating tool allows building owners to measure and continually improve upon their buildings' operational impacts. Learn more about this transformational tool at the Green Star Performance launch on 29 November. Register

NZGBC states need for strong Healthy Homes Bill

Andrew Eagles is urging Phil Twyford to deliver a robust Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill that is easy to implement within the housing minister's first 100 days of office. Read more

Panuku committed to Homestar

In a recent announcement, Panuku Development has committed to deliver thousands of certified Homestar homes within its Transform and Unlock locations across Auckland, enabling individual families to benefit from hundreds of dollars of utility bill savings each year. Read more

Joining forces with Superhome

A new partnership between the NZGBC and the Superhome Movement will see homes on Superhome tours verified under Homestar. The certification provides assurance to owners and visitors of the energy performance and other sustainability features of these high quality homes. Read more

Newly registered projects

Green Star anchor project for Christchurch. Read more

Welcome to our new members

Oceania Healthcare | Sabre Developments | Black Diamond Technologies| BlackYARD Engineering | Airbow Systems | James Law Homes | Black Dog Builders | Brewster Building

Congratulations to our newly qualified professionals

Homestar practitioner: Bin (Steven) Zhang | Regan Little | Vanessa Lanegra | Andrew Olson | Geoff Read | Carlos Cal | Mark Corrin | Henry McTavish | Thomas Ward

Homestar assessor: Peng Li

Industry events

Hear Andrew Eagles and Sam Archer speaking and visit us at Stand 166 at Auckland Build 2017, Auckland 2-3 November

Thank you to our corporate partners

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