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